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EFSA updates advice on BPA

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
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  • European Union
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  • September 26 2008

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a further scientific opinion concerning the elimination from the body of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), and how this relates to the risk assessment of BPA for humans

Syfait II

  • NautaDutilh
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  • European Union, Greece
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  • September 17 2008

Yesterday, the EC Court of Justice (ECJ) handed down its long awaited judgment in the Syfait II Case (Joined Cases C-46806 - C-47806, Sot. Lélos kai Sia), which deals with stock management in the pharmaceutical sector

Sanofi-Aventis accused of obstructing dawn raid

  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
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  • European Union
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  • October 24 2008

The EC opened an investigation into whether the French drugmaker, Sanofi-Aventis, had illegally obstructed an inspection of its premises in January 2008

Further delays for the European Commission's proposed pharmaceutical legislation

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • European Union
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  • October 30 2008

A further delay has been announced for the European Commission's proposed pharmaceutical legislation which was set to be presented last week

Common exclusive purchase obligations null and void?

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union
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  • October 30 2008

The pharmaceutical market is currently undergoing severe changes due to the imminent or past expiration of patent protection for many blockbuster pharmaceuticals and political pressure for cheaper pharmaceuticals as considered by the European Commission’s sector inquiry into competition in the pharmaceutical sector which started in January 2008

Parallel trade in medicines: ECJ judgment in the second reference re: GlaxoSmithKline’s supply policy in Greece and abuse of dominant position

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, Greece
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  • October 16 2008

In the second reference to the European Court of Justice arising out of GSK’s policy of selling medicines directly to Greek hospitals and pharmacies the ECJ has held (Joined Cases C-46806 to C-47806 Sot. Lelos kai Sia and Others) that an undertaking which occupies a dominant position on the relevant market for medicinal products is abusing its dominant position contrary to Article 82 EC if, in order to stop parallel exports, it refuses to meet “ordinary orders” from wholesalers

ECJ rules in major pharmaceuticals case

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union, Greece
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  • October 30 2008

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has issued a preliminary ruling in the dispute over supply quotas imposed by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) on prescription drug wholesalers in Greece

New regulatory requirements in the pharmaceutical sector

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union
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  • October 30 2008

Regulation (EC) No 19012006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on medicinal products for paediatric use (hereinafter, “the Paediatric Regulation”) is intended to tackle the problems resulting from the absence of suitably adapted medicinal products for the paediatric population (including inadequate dosage information, non-availability to the paediatric population of therapeutic advances, suitable formulations and routes of administration as well as use of magistral or officinal formulations to treat the paediatric population

Consultation on the European Commission’s proposals for a directive on the application of patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare

  • Kennedys Law LLP
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  • European Union
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  • November 3 2008

A draft Directive, seeking to clarify existing European Court of Justice case law as to when patients can exercise their freedom to obtain health services, (which they are entitled to in the UK), in another EU member state, was published in July 2008

Preventing parallel trade in the European Union

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • European Union, Greece
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  • October 31 2008

Lelos and Others v GSK C-46806 concerned a dispute between the Greek subsidiary of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and a number of Greek wholesalers