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Federal Court finds PMPRB unreasonable in finding Galderma patent 'pertains to' medicine in DIFFERIN

by Smart & Biggar on

In a November 9, 2017 decision, Justice Phelan of the Federal Court found that the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board Panel (Board) was unreasonable in its assessment that a patent ‘pertained’ to Galderma Canada’s DIFFERIN...more

DOJ and Stage AG Investigations Into Generic Pricing Lead to Suits Against Manufacturers and Employees

As we have previously reported, (click, here, here, here, and here to read more), generic drug manufacturers have recently come under intense scrutiny from state and federal regulators for their price hikes. Last week, the...more

Three Dozen States Sue Makers of Opioid Addiction Treatment Medications for Antitrust

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

With opioid abuse continuing to dominate national headlines, manufacturers of opioid overdose medications are facing intense scrutiny over pricing practices that threaten (or those perceived as threatening) public...more

Vermont to Require Drug Transparency

by BakerHostetler on

Vermont recently became the first state to require drug manufacturers to provide justification for price increases. Under the new law, data on the cost of the drug will come from the state Medicaid program. The Department of...more

Blog: States Taking The Lead On Drug Pricing Policy; Will Congress Enter The Fray?

by Cooley LLP on

Last week, Vermont adopted the first state law that requires drug companies registering the highest hike in prices to justify the rationale for the increase. Vermont policymakers are not alone pursuing laws that address...more

State Pharmaceutical Pricing Disclosure Laws: Old Story, New Refrain

As a veteran of the AWP litigation era, I am struck by the recent state efforts to legislate transparency into pharmaceutical pricing. Multiple states have introduced bills that would require pharmaceutical manufacturers to...more

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