Smart & Biggar | Canada | 7 Jun 2023
The Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health has released a consultation document for a proposed process for time-limited reimbursement recommendations. The initiative aims to help ensure timely access to promising new therapies and would better align with conditional regulatory approval. Meanwhile, Innovative Medicines Canada has released a report that outlines various......
Smart & Biggar | Canada | 31 May 2023
A generic drug manufacturer can file an abbreviated new drug submission based on a comparison to a Canadian reference product. Health Canada recently opened for consultation a proposed application of the definition of "Canadian reference product" under C.08.001.1(b) of the Food and Drug Regulations.
Lexology PRO | Indonesia | 30 May 2023
Indonesia’s Competition Commission has fined seven cooking oil producers €4.4 million for colluding to restrict supply, despite a board member's dissenting opinion arguing that 27 accused businesses illegally fixed prices.
Richmond Chambers Immigration Barristers | United Kingdom | 24 May 2023
The UK’s seafood sector, known for its high-quality exports such as salmon and Cornish sardines, plays a crucial role in the country’s economy. To…
Lexology PRO | Philippines | 22 May 2023
A senior Philippine lawmaker has called on the country’s competition watchdog to impose its first-ever criminal sentences on individuals alleged to have colluded to raise the price of onions.
Lee and Li Attorneys at Law | Taiwan | 22 May 2023
The Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) recently promulgated draft amendments to the Regulations Governing the Determination of Patent Term Extension. The amendments aim to simplify the examination procedure for patent term extension applications. They remove the requirement for the TIPO to send the clinical trials list or the relevant documents and data submitted by the applicant to......
Lexology PRO | Asia-Pacific, Australia, Canada, etc. | 19 May 2023
The US FTC issues the largest “Made in USA” false labelling fine, the EC adopts new product safety rules for online sellers, and Australia announces its largest tobacco reforms in a decade – plus other key updates.
Lexology PRO | Belgium | 12 May 2023
The Belgian Competition Authority’s investigative arm has called on the agency to stop a national meat processor from acquiring two subsidiaries of a Mexican multinational food company, which would mark the enforcer’s first prohibition since it was formed in 2013.
Lexology PRO | Israel | 10 May 2023
Food delivery platform Wolt has settled with Israel’s Competition Authority after admitting to anticompetitively promoting restaurants that exclusively signed onto its service.
Keller and Heckman LLP | USA | 10 May 2023
In July 2022, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner, Dr. Robert Califf, released a public statement saying the agency “has confronted a…