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Healthcare & Life Sciences

December 06 2017
Joanne van Harmelen Draft IP Policy Phase 1 – part two: access to medicines, state 'walk-in' rights and parallel import

South Africa - ENSafrica

The recently published Draft IP Policy Phase 1 2017 includes a number of provisions relating to parallel import and state 'walk-in' rights for access to affordable medicines. Although there are complex issues surrounding access to affordable medicines, the inclusive process that the government has used in the implementation of the new policy is encouraging.

Author: Joanne van Harmelen
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William Sarraille California passes sweeping prescription drug price transparency law and co-pay coupon ban

USA - Sidley Austin LLP

California recently passed two bills with significant implications for pharmaceutical manufacturers: one imposing prescription drug price transparency requirements and another prohibiting certain types of co-pay coupon and other prescription drug discounting programmes that lower patient cost-sharing amounts for prescription drugs.

Authors: William Sarraille, Meenakshi Datta, Trevor L Wear
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Canada - Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Author: Katie Lee
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Sweden - Advokatfirman Lindahl

Author: Jonas Löfgren
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Brazil - TozziniFreire Advogados

Author: Elysangela de Oliveira Rabelo
Jaime L M Jones District court dismisses False Claims Act claims based on no evidence of falsity

USA - Sidley Austin LLP

Authors: Jaime L M Jones, Whitney C Nebolisa