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U.S. to China Health Care Arrangements: New Rules for Medical Institution and Service Advertisements

As U.S. hospitals and health care providers continue to explore China’s market for international health care business opportunities, including telemedicine, they often consider providing services or products to consumers...more

European Commission Seeking Comments On Draft Text Laying Out The Safety Features To Appear On Pharmaceutical Packaging

On 12 August 2015, the European Commission published its long awaited discussion draft of the European Union Delegated Act (EUDA) addressing safety features to appear on the outer packaging of medicinal products for human...more

Privacy Tuesday – August 2015: Three Bytes for End of Summer

It’s Privacy Tuesday again – and summer is winding down. Here are three bytes of privacy/security information to start your week...more

Privacy Tuesday - January 2015

Good Tuesday – The East Coast prepares for Apocalypse (Sn)ow. In the meantime, here are three privacy-related tidbits for your day. Privacy Concerns Cause Scale Back of Release of Data - We...more

Ensuring Data Protection In The Implementation Of The EFPIA Disclosure Code: Key Challenges And How Pharmaceutical Companies Are...

The EFPIA Disclosure Code will, from 2016, require pharmaceutical companies to disclose details of payments and transfers of value made to healthcare professionals and healthcare organisations. The Code aims to promote,...more

Realizing the Potential of Telemedicine in China, Part 2: Data Privacy and Security

The Chinese market presents a tremendous opportunity for U.S. hospitals and providers, as long as the intricacies of data privacy and security issues are thoroughly understood. This includes Chinese regulations regarding...more

FDA Announces More Changes to FSMA Implementation Rules

On September 19, 2014, FDA announced potential changes to four rules that the agency proposed in 2013 to implement the Food Safety and Modernization Act (“FSMA”). FSMA was signed into law in January 2011 in response to many...more

What are anonymous data?

Problems relating to what data/images/information can be consider anonymous is one of the major data protection issues of privacy law having an impact in any sector including the Internet of Things, eHealth and on any...more

Global Food, Drugs, Medical Devices and Cosmetics Newsletter

Welcome - We are pleased to provide you with the Spring edition of the Global Food, Drugs, Medical Devices and Cosmetics newsletter. As stated in our inaugural issue, this newsletter provides updates on important...more

Eye on Privacy Newsletter - March 2014

In this issue: - Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Settles California Attorney General Charges over Delayed Data Breach Notification - Status of the EU Regulation and the Safe Harbor Framework - FTC Steps...more

Misbranded Drugs: A Danger To Physicians And Patients

Mail-order businesses, including pharmacies, bombard doctors by fax, phone, and Internet offering an assortment of name-brand medications and treatments at bargain prices. These new options tempt physicians with the promise...more

China Business, Trade and Competition Bulletin - June 2013: China Renames Regulatory Agency: What’s in Store for the Cosmetics...

In March 2013, the National People’s Congress of China formally changed the name of the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) to the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA), elevating it back to a ministerial-level...more

Chinese FDA Imposes Mandatory Electronic Barcoding on Imported Drugs

The State Food and Drug Administration (“SFDA”) issued a Notice on Relevant Issues Concerning Imposing Electronic Barcoding on Imported Drugs (“Notice”) on January 29, 2013 with immediate effect. Pursuant to the Notice,...more

The European Court affirms that public safety comes first: financial considerations cannot justify the placing on the market of...

Abstract: On 29 March 2012, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) issued a ruling in a case brought by the European Commission against Poland declaring unlawful the supply of unlicensed medicines on financial grounds as a...more

“But what is it, Doc?” – Health Care Professionals under Professionals under Regulation 1924/2006

Changes in the epidemiological profile in Western countries during the last three decades have shown an increasing trend in the development of non-transmissible chronic diseases in the adult population. Nutrition-related...more

Compliance Update: Toys & children's products, Q1 2012

A summary of the latest global proposals, enactments, amendments, and enforcements applicable to toys and children's products, including apparel, food contact articles, and jewelry. Includes updates on chemicals of high...more

New Circular from The Ministry of Health Regarding The Export and Import of Drugs and of Primary Packaging

Please find below recent client alert regarding "New Circular from the Ministry of Health Regarding the Export and Import of Drugs and of Primary Packaging"....more

Privacy and Data Protection Year In Review

A Look at Major Developments of 2010, and a Prediction of What’s to Come in 2011 in Rapidly Developing Areas of Privacy and Data Security Law Privacy and data protection are an exploding area of focus for international and...more

Information on the New Law on Food Safety

Please find below the recent Client Alert sent out regarding the New Law on Food Safety....more

Health Law Washington Beat: International Edition - Issue 2

IN THIS ISSUE: *Senate Approves Sebelius to Head HHS *FDA Issues Warning Letters Requiring Removal of Drug Advertising Links *DEA Proposes Regulations Implementing the Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Law *U.S....more

Greening of Consumer Products

In this issue: *Study links high levels of phthalates with changes in male anatomy *U.S. chemical industry moving towards bio-based products *EPA plan to update chemical inventory could lead to more paperwork *The...more

Greening of Consumer Products - June 25, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: *Former leader of Greenpeace argues against PVC ban in California *$33 billion U.S. children's product industry put in regulatory bind *Procter & Gamble spent $733,000 lobbying advertising guidelines,...more

REACH: A Timely Overview

A major focus of REACH is to provide much more data on the hazards and risks of chemicals. Each company will need to develop a business strategy for REACH compliance. On Dec. 18, 2006, the European Union (EU) passed a new...more

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