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FTC v. Actavis: Supreme Court Decision—The Rule of “No” Reason

by Traci Medford-Rosow and Peter Richardson On June 17, 2013 the Supreme Court decided FTC v. Actavis by a 5-3 vote. Justice Breyer delivered the majority opinion with Justices Kennedy, Ginsburg, Sotomayor and Kagan concurring. Chief Justice Roberts filed the dissenting opinion in which Justices Scalia and Thomas joined. For unstated reasons, Justice Alito took […]
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Supreme Court Considers the Affordable Care Act

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Supreme Court: Prometheus Decision a Harbinger for Myriad?

In judging the Prometheus patents invalid, the Supreme Court may have shown its hand on the upcoming Myriad Genetics case. In a unanimous decision on Tuesday, the Supreme Court stripped two Prometheus patents on the grounds that the company didn’t go far enough beyond merely identifying a natural law. Natural laws – a product of […]
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When Big Pharma Leaves Town

Image via Wikipedia Wall Street smiles when a drug company gets with the program by “restructuring” and “rightsizing”—cutting costs through headline-grabbing layoffs. But for Main Street, the story of hundreds or thousands of sales reps, say, and researchers getting kicked to the curb is quite different. The two gi-normous mergers that closed in the past […]
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