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FDA issues warning letter to Lancôme for anti-aging claims

  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 14 2012

On September 7, 2012, the compliance office within the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) at FDA issued a Warning Letter to Lancôme USA, a subsidiary of L’Oréal, regarding several anti-aging skin care products being marketed as cosmetics

Extended scope EU Penalties Regulation enters into force

  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • -
  • European Union
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  • July 13 2012

As of 2 July 2012, infringements of the EU’s paediatric and new pharmacovigilance rules fall within the scope of the revised EU Penalties Regulation and are now subject to financial penalties of up to 5 percent of the marketing authorization holder’s annual EU turnover

SFDA to enforce blacklist system for unsafe drug and device products

  • Sidley Austin LLP
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  • China
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  • August 21 2012

Beginning October 1, 2012, China’s State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA), including its provincial counterparts, will implement a nationwide information disclosure system called the Drug Safety Blacklist (“Blacklist”), which includes medical device products as well

EU court rules on classification of certain borderline products as medical devices

  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • December 3 2012

In a judgment published on November 22, 2012, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) confirmed that products intended for the investigation of physiological processes only fall within the scope of the EU Medical Device Directive (9342EEC), as implemented into EU Member State legislation, if the products are intended for a medical purpose

Appeals Court issues important ruling in fraud and abuse case involving individual liability

  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 31 2012

A recent D.C. Circuit decision in Friedman v. Sebelius overturned the exclusions of three Purdue pharma executives from participation in federal healthcare programs, holding that the Department of Health and Human Services acted arbitrarily in imposing extraordinarily lengthy exclusions

Significant overhaul of EU medical devices regime planned

  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • October 29 2012

On 26 September 2012, the European Commission published the proposals for two new Regulations intended to replace the EU directives that govern medical devices intended to be placed on the EU market

China's new SFDA priorities

  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • -
  • China
  • -
  • February 1 2011

The General Commissioner of the State Food and Drug Administration ("SFDA") unveiled six key priorities of the agency in 2011 at the General Assembly of Food and Drug Administrations in China

China SFDA publishes new technical review guidelines for drugs

  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • -
  • China
  • -
  • March 29 2011

On March 23, 2011, the Center for Drug Evaluation (CDE) of the PRC State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA), the equivalent of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, published new guidelines for its technical review of drug registration applications in China (the Guidelines), including applications for clinical studies (IND), applications for production and market approvals of new drugs (NDA), as well as applications for generic drugs (ANDA

FDA proposes two groundbreaking food safety rules

  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 8 2013

On January 4, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA" or the "Agency") proposed two major, long-awaited rulemakings required by the Food Safety

China encourages pharmaceutical companies to timely pursue new GMP certification

  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • -
  • China
  • -
  • January 15 2013

In 2010, China's State Food and Drug Administration ("SFDA") issued a new version of its Good Manufacturing Practice (the "GMP") regulations, which