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Appeal for Legislative Action to Address REMS Concerns

by Goodwin on

Last month, during the Biosimilar and Generics User Fee Acts (BsUFA II and GDUFA II) reauthorization hearing, a subject of considerable discussion was Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS). REMS is a provision...more

New State Substitution Laws, and a Busy Spring for Biosimilars

We recently updated our chart that tracks state biosimilar substitution laws to include new laws in Iowa and Montana. These new laws bring the total number of states with biosimilar substitution laws to 27, plus Puerto Rico....more

Novartis v. Noven: The PTAB is not Bound by Prior Decisions of District Courts

Novartis, together with LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme, owns a pair of patents covering rivastigmine transdermal patches. These patches are useful for treating Alzheimer’s disease. Noven Pharmaceuticals filed an abbreviated new...more

Non-Existent Duty to Warn of Mensing Not Enough to Get Around Mensing Preemption

by Reed Smith on

Earlier this week, we discussed how the presentation of the federal question of express preemption from the face of a complaint can lead to removal. Part of why the defendant drug or device manufacturer may prefer federal...more

FDA User Fee Hearings Picking Up Steam on Capitol Hill

As we noted previously in our introductory blog post on the 2017 User Fee Act (UFA) reauthorization process, the first UFA hearing on Capitol Hill was convened on March 2, 2017 by the House Energy & Commerce Committee’s (E&C)...more

February 2017: Life Sciences Litigation Update

Recently Amended FDA Rules Can Affect Settlements in Pharmaceutical Litigations. After more than thirteen years of bureaucratic analysis and rulemaking, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently implemented its new rules...more

Wrong Inventor Defense Fails in Pharmaceutical Litigation

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Addressing derivation and obviousness issues, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s denial of a generic drug manufacturer’s attempt to invalidate a patent based on the theory that the...more

Federal Trade Commission Deploys Antitrust Weaponry Against Pharmaceutical Company

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

In Federal Trade Commission v. Shire ViroPharma Inc. (D. Del. Feb. 7, 2017), the FTC has, for the first time, deployed its antitrust weaponry against a pharmaceutical company’s alleged practice of using the FDA’s...more

TrumpCare: The Pharmaceutical Industry and FDA

Hope in the Midst of Uncertainty - The New Year ushered a period of uncertainty for the pharmaceutical industry. We face the beginning of the Trump Administration and a Congress with both houses controlled by Republicans...more

Second Circuit Declares That, to Survive Motions to Dismiss, Antitrust Allegations Require Factual Support for All “Necessary...

Last Wednesday, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals partially vacated the judgment of the district court in In re Actos End-Payor Antitrust Litigation. In doing so, the Second Circuit allowed only plaintiffs’ claims that...more

Endo Pharms. Inc. v. Amneal Pharms. LLC

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Case Name: Endo Pharms. Inc. v. Amneal Pharms. LLC, Civ Nos. 14-1382-RGA, 14-1389-RGA, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 140112 (D. Del. Oct. 7, 2016) (Andrews, J.). Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Opana® ER (oxymorphone...more

Mylan Institutional LLC v. Aurobindo Phama Ltd

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Case Name: Mylan Institutional LLC v. Aurobindo Phama Ltd, 2:16-cv-00491-RWS-RSP, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 180551 (E.D. Tex. Nov. 21, 2016) (Payne, MJ). Drug Product and Patents-in-Suit: isosulfan blue; U.S. Patents Nos....more

Bayer Pharma AG v. Watson Labs., Inc.

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Case Name: Bayer Pharma AG v. Watson Labs., Inc., 12-1726-LPS, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 179103 (D. Del. Dec. 28, 2016) (Stark, J.). Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Natazia® (estradiol valerate/estradiol...more

Endo Pharms. Inc. v. Actavis Labs. UT, Inc.

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Case Name: Endo Pharms. Inc. v. Actavis Labs. UT, Inc., 2016-1146, 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 18490 (Fed. Cir. Oct. 14, 2016) (Circuit Judges Moore, Taranto, and Hughes presiding; Opinion by Taranto, J.) (Appeal from E.D. Tex.,...more

AGG Food and Drug Newsletter - January 2017

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP's Food and Drug Newsletter is a monthly update of legal and regulatory issues that affect the FDA-regulated community, including regular updates on legislative initiatives from AGG’s Washington, DC...more

How Will Trump Change The FDA?

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

President-elect Trump’s plans for his first 100 days in office include “cutting the red tape at the FDA” and “speed[ing] the approval of life-saving medications.” Here, we consider specific steps Trump could take–without or...more

What's in a Name? A Four-Letter Suffix to Be FDA Compliant

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

The BPCIA and the Debate Over Naming Biosimilars - Most drugs on the market today are small-molecule compounds with active pharmaceutical ingredients that can be duplicated to create “generic” drugs. It is impossible,...more

Speculation of ANDA Product Launch Before FDA Approval Does Not Warrant Permanent Injunction

by Locke Lord LLP on

On December 28, 2016, Judge Stark of the District of Delaware, despite having previously found infringement, held that plaintiffs Bayer Pharma AG, Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH, and Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc....more

Federal District Court finds brand-name manufacturer’s alleged regulatory delay tactics a valid theory of attempted monopolization

In a recent decision denying the defendant’s motion to dismiss, Judge Mitchell Goldberg of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania allowed the manufacturer of a generic version of Suboxone to proceed upon an interesting theory...more

The Peaks – The Ten Best Prescription Drug/Medical Device Decisions of 2016

by Reed Smith on

Today we’re going peak bagging – no, not to the Canadian Rockies or Patagonia (we leave that to Bexis) – for the high points in this year’s drug/medical device product liability jurisprudence. Last week, we visited the...more

FDA Is Evolving on Qualifications for 'New Chemical Entity'

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

The prior approval of a drug containing an active ingredient of the innovator drug is not necessarily a death knell for NCE exclusivity. Originally published in the Intellectual Property and Life Sciences sections of...more

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GMBH & Co. KG v. FDA

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Case Name: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GMBH & Co. KG v. FDA, Civ. No. 15-656 (CKK), 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 86952 (D.D.C. July 6, 2016) (Kollar-Kotelly, J.) - Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Pradaxa® (dabigatran...more

Basics of the BPCIA

The FDA broadly defines biologics as medical products derived from living sources (human, animal, plant, or microorganism) intended to treat or prevent diseases. Biologics thus include such varied vehicles of medical...more

GlaxoSmithKline LLC v. Teva Pharms. USA, Inc.

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Case Name: GlaxoSmithKline LLC v. Teva Pharms. USA, Inc., Civ. No. 14-878-LPS-CJB, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 94438 (D. Del. July 20, 2016) (Burke, M.J.) - Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Coreg® (carvedilol); U.S....more

Super Moon Harkens Low Tide for Hatch-Waxman Patent Disputes

by Michael Volkov on

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition for writ of certiorari in a case that will give pharmaceutical companies pause when considering whether to settle patent challenges under Hatch-Waxman. The Supreme Court’s...more

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