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Mobile health industry could get a boost as FDA draft guidance exempts certain medical devices, including digital health devices -
The FDA’s decision to not require a number of mobile health devices to go through the...more
Last week, a New Jersey federal court allowed medical device maker Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corp. (“Boston Scientific”) to proceed with counterclaims against two of its former employees for violating their contracts...more
A whistleblower alleged that the manufacturer knowingly violated the Trade Agreements Act’s country of origin requirement.
Government contractors must agree that the products they sell to the U.S. government under...more
On July 31, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") announced plans to regulate laboratory developed tests ("LDTs"). In this Client Alert, we explore FDA's proposed regulatory framework for LDTs and discuss some...more
On August 14, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a draft guidance titled “De Novo Classification Process (Evaluation of Automatic Class III Designation).” The draft provides guidance on a streamlined process for...more
The FDA issued a new draft guidance on July 15th which further explains how the FDA currently fails to protect consumers of medical devices and pharmaceutical drugs. It is important to remember that these sort of FDA-issued...more
Last month the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced still further relaxation of its oversight over anything qualifying as a “medical device data system,” or MDDS. The announcement should come as welcome news to a great...more
FDA sends notice to Congress on LDTs.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has notified Congress that it intends to issue draft guidance to propose a risk-based, phased-in framework for oversight of laboratory...more
The first draft guidance discusses how drug and medical device companies may promote their products using character space limited social media (e.g., Twitter) and Internet advertisements (e.g., Google search engine...more
As technology continues to evolve, so do the ways in which patients and healthcare providers obtain information pertaining to medical products regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Thomas Abrams, Director of...more
In recent months, the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) has issued draft and final guidance documents at a relatively fast pace. To assist interested parties, we have...more
Alongside the more typical summer fare, such as coverage of the best beach reading and the latest action movie blockbuster, this summer the media have been abuzz with seemingly daily reports on the latest so-called...more
In a recent decision subject to multiple flaws, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts refused to dismiss a suit against the manufacturer of an investigational drug and medical device used in a...more
On September 1, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will make public the reports submitted by pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers under the Sunshine Act. These reports will disclose...more
Beginning Monday, July 14, 2014, the review, dispute and correction process outlined the National Physician Payment Transparency Program (also known as the "Sunshine Act") opens on CMS's Open Payments website. Physicians and...more
It’s a question CMS has been wrestling with since the enactment of the Sunshine Act (sometimes called the Open Payments Program) as part of the Affordable Care Act. The Sunshine Act generally requires a manufacturer to...more
Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) has reached a four million settlement with the state of Oregon to resolve allegations that J&J improperly marketed its DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip implants. J&J has recalled 93,000 ASR hip...more
The third step in bringing your medical device to market is to understand whether you can practice your invention.
This article is part three of a series that will present the three big issues in IP: Do you own it? Can...more
In what has been an active couple of months of released guidance documents, the FDA issued another draft guidance on June 20, 2014 entitled, “Medical Device Data Systems, Medical Image Storage Devices, and Medical Image...more
On June 17, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) released two draft guidance documents related to manufacturer communications on the Internet and social media platforms. The two documents are (1) “Internet/Social...more
The State Council of China passed amendments to the Regulations on Supervision and Administration of Medical Devices which came into effect on June 1, 2014. The amendments present significant regulatory changes that will...more
CMS will begin to enforce what could be significant penalties on manufacturers who fail to report required data.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced a short timeframe before detailed...more
In Private Letter Ruling 201420004 (released May 16, 2014), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has ruled on the question of which party in a contract manufacturing arrangement is the "manufacturer" for purposes of the medical...more
Pharmaceutical Facility Inspection Leads to Manufacturer Warning -
After a recent inspection of a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility belonging to Endo International PLC, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...more
(April 24, 2014) The Medical Device Manufacturer’s Association (MDMA) announced that it submitted comments to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in regard to the USPTO’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking...more
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