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COVID-19 pandemic: German government further extends foreign investment control rules with regard to transactions in the life sciences sector

Germany - June 11 2020 The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy implemented further amendments to the Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance…

EU unveils roadmap for EU pharmaceutical strategy

European Union - June 4 2020 On 2 June, the European Commission (Commission) published a roadmap (Roadmap) that will pave the way for the Commission’s communication on the EU…

California Governor Relaxes Telehealth Regulations During COVID-19 Emergency

USA - April 16 2020 California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order N-43-20 (the Order), which went into effect on April 3, 2020, relaxes various telehealth reporting…

COVID-19 pandemic: FCC issues guidance on the TCPA’s “emergency purposes exception”

USA - March 25 2020 The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (the TCPA) restricts telemarketing and the use of automated telephone equipment for phone calls, faxes, and…

Medical Device Manufacturers Could Be Affected by Recent CMS Guidance to Health Care Providers

USA - March 24 2020 Medical device manufacturers, who may already be seeing the effects of lessened demand stemming from a slow-down of elective procedures outside of…

European Commission Recommendation Could Expedite Access to Medical Devices, Personal Protective Equipment Needed to Care for COVID-19 Patients

European Union - March 23 2020 If they serve health care professionals (HCPs) in EU member states, manufacturers that provide personal protective equipment (PPE) or medical devices…

German Constitutional Court Rules Germany’s Ratification of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court is Void

European Union - March 22 2020 Global life sciences companies have been carefully watching the European effort to launch a United Patent Court (UPC). As we discussed in a previous…

COVID-19’s Potential Impact on Continuation of Business Relationships in France

USA - March 18 2020 As corporations continue to grapple with economic issues surrounding COVID-19, global life sciences companies must start to determine how laws in…

EU funding call for Coronavirus projects

European Union - March 4 2020 The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) was created in 2008 as a public-private partnership between the European Union and the European Federation…

United States federal and state rules and regulations during public health emergencies: navigating novel coronavirus

USA - February 13 2020 On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared novel coronavirus (also known as “2019-nCoV” and “SARS-CoV-2”) a Public Health…