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Learned intermediary doctrine: Eleventh Circuit upholds summary judgment in favor of manufacturer in lawsuit claiming antidepressant caused suicide

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 28 2010

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals recently relied upon the learned intermediary doctrine in affirming summary judgment in favor of Smithkline Beecham Corp. (“SBC”) in a lawsuit claiming that the antidepressant Paxil caused the decedent to commit suicide

Last week in DC: the healthcare reform debate January 11, 2010

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 11 2010

Though both the House and Senate were officially in recess, several notable occurrences took place last week as key players moved ahead on the difficult task of how to reconcile the differences between the two chambers’ healthcare reform plans

New York Insurance Department’s proposed circular letter re: the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 6 2010

On April 26, 2010, the New York Insurance Department (the "NYID") proposed a circular letter to provide additional guidance to insurers on the impact of the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (the "Act"

Jury finds in favor of botox manufacturer in off-label use trial

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 28 2010

A California jury recently returned a verdict in favor of Allergan, Inc., in a trial involving claims that Allergan’s promotion of an off-label use of its drug Botox caused the death of a pediatric patient suffering from cerebral palsy

Northern Ireland to bring back compensation for pleural plaques

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • June 2 2010

The Northern Ireland Executive has published its analysis of the responses to its consultation paper on pleural plaques

Scottish Court rejects insurers' challenge over compensation for pleural plaques

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • January 13 2010

The Scottish Court has upheld legislation that maintains the right to compensation for pleural plaques sufferers in Scotland

Last week in DC: the healthcare reform debate March 22, 2010

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 22 2010

After another week of fine tuning and vote counting, House leaders released the final text of their healthcare bill on Thursday, in addition to official cost estimates from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO

HHS “early innovator” grants announced

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 8 2010

In late-October, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced state grants to design and implement information technology in order to operate health insurance exchanges

Additional grants announced for primary & preventative care

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 8 2010

Also in the last week of October, HHS announced the availability of grants for health information centers and community health centers

Impact of the election on healthcare reform

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 8 2010

The November 2 midterm congressional elections resulted in a change in leadership in the House of Representatives, where Republicans are poised to take control of the chamber when the 112th Congress convenes in early January 2011