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Healthcare & Life Sciences

16 January 2019
Abigail Smith Federal Court of Appeal overturns cefaclor damages decision on pre-judgment interest issue

Canada - Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The Federal Court of Appeal recently allowed in part Apotex's appeal of a decision awarding Eli Lilly over C$100 million for Apotex's infringement of eight process patents relating to the antibiotic cefaclor. The court remitted the decision to the Federal Court for reconsideration solely on the issue of interest.

Author: Abigail Smith
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Urszula Wojtyra List of generic submissions under review now available

Canada - Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Health Canada recently advised that it would implement certain proposals for its prescription drug product transparency initiatives. In particular, Health Canada will start providing regulatory decision summaries for the approval of drugs which are approved on the basis of abbreviated new drug submissions. Among others things, Health Canada now provides a new, separate Generic Submissions Under Review List, which includes a list of the generic submissions under review by medicinal ingredient.

Author: Urszula Wojtyra
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Willemijn van der Wel Small boost in battle against high prices for medicinal products

Netherlands - AKD NV

The Health and Youth Care Inspectorate recently published its report on its investigation into the quality and permissibility of the Amsterdam University Medical Centre's (Amsterdam UMC's) pharmaceutical compounding of its cerebrotendineous xanthomatosis drug, which contains the active substance chenodeoxycholic acid (CDCA). According to the inspectorate, the small-scale preparation of CDCA on prescription by Amsterdam UMC is legally allowed based on an exception under European and Dutch law.

Author: Willemijn van der Wel
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