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Healthcare & Life Sciences

12 June 2019
Abigail Smith Ontario Court of Appeal overturns ban on online sales of prescription eyewear to Ontario residents

Canada - Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The Ontario Court of Appeal has overturned the Ontario Superior Court of Justice's finding that online sales of prescription eyewear by Essilor Group Canada Inc to Ontario residents violated the Regulated Health Professions Act. The court found that the mere act of delivery did not, in itself, establish a sufficient connection to Ontario so as to bring Essilor's online transactions within the ambit of the act.

Author: Abigail Smith
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Katie Lee Procedural decisions under PMNOC Regulations: common validity issues and naming of defendants

Canada - Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

In two recent cases, the Federal Court considered procedural decisions in actions under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations. In one case, the court ordered that common validity issues in actions relating to Bayer's Xarelto against Apotex and Teva will be heard concurrently. In another case, the court refused to allow the plaintiffs to name additional Teva parties as further defendants in three actions relating to Celltrion's Herzuma, a trastuzumab biosimilar of Roche's Herceptin.

Authors: Katie Lee, Urszula Wojtyra
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