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Woman sues pharmacy for data protection breach

  • A&L Goodbody
  • -
  • Ireland
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  • December 4 2014

A woman, who claimed a pharmacy allowed her husband to watch CCTV footage of her buying a pregnancy test kit, has allegedly settled a Circuit Court

The Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Bill 2014

  • Matheson
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • December 12 2014

Medical practitioners are set to face a new legal requirement to hold adequate professional indemnity insurance. There is already an ethical

Privacy & cybersecurity update, issue 3 - October, 2014

  • Jones Day
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  • Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, European Union, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Taiwan, USA
  • -
  • October 15 2014

On August 1, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") issued a report on mobile shopping applications. In it, the FTC found that such apps often fail to

Mental health, taking of blood samples without patient consent

  • Matheson
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • February 1 2012

Mr Justice MacMenamin in his judgement dated 26 July 2011, held that the taking of blood samples by doctors treating a woman suffering from severe mental illness was lawful, despite her failure to give consent

A national consent policy - what is being proposed?

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
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  • August 1 2012

With no unified consent policy in existence for the health and social care sectors, the National Consent Advisory Group (NCAG) was established to draft a policy framework to cover all aspects of consent

English Patents Court revisits the clearing the way principle in preliminary injunction applications

  • Matheson
  • -
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • March 15 2011

In the recent English case of Cephalon Inc. and others v Orchid Europe Ltd and others (2010), Mr Justice Floyd of the Patents Court revisited the “clearing the way” principle in cases where there is a threatened launch of a generic product onto the marketplace

Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2014 and other measures

  • A&L Goodbody
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • December 3 2014

The Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2014 was published on 6 November 2014 as part of a package of measures announced by the Minister for Health on

Clinical trial agreements: Five key concepts

  • LK Shields
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • January 24 2013

Clinical trials play a pivotal role in the development of market-safe pharmaceuticals and medical devices and, needless to say, sit within an

Liability at common law of a parent company to an employee of its subsidiary

  • A&L Goodbody
  • -
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 20 2011

In a recent UK High Court case a parent company was held to owe a duty of care to an employee of a subsidiary company, where the employee had been exposed to asbestos and subsequently suffered asbestosis, in circumstances where the subsidiary company was no longer in existence

The codeine regulations: a bitter pill to swallow?

  • Matheson
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • December 16 2010

August 2010 saw the introduction of guidance by the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland on 'Non-Prescription Medicinal Products Containing Codeine' (the "Guidance"