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A NATIONAL charity has called for a change in the law to settle a row at the heart of government and make monitoring the rate of suicides among military veterans compulsory. An investigation by JPIMedia Investigations last summer – which prompted a national debate – revealed the government does not monitor how many former service personnel take their own lives, amid fears the number of cases is spiralling. … [Read more...] about Furious soldiers are outraged that government squabbling has blocked life-saving plans to record veteran suicides
Cipla had further raised a whole series of arguments on the distinction between product and substance in an attempt to argue that it is the commercial product alone for which a patent can be granted and therefore this was a case of early patenting as the polymorph version which was invented in the year 1999 was the only deserving candidate for a patent. The Court however did not accept this argument, observing, “This argument ignores the fundamental truth about breakthrough inventions, which at the time they are invented may not be commercially the most viable for immediate marketing. They are useful and are industrially applicable as without them there would be no stepping stone to achieve the next lot of improvements.” … [Read more...] about Delhi HC rules infringement by Cipla of Roche’s lung Cancer Drug Patent [Read Judgment]
The recent amendment to the proposed rule bears on the effective date for certain types of devices. As amended by FDA SIA, Section 519(f) of the Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act now requires that FDA “shall implement the final regulations with respect to devices that are implantable, life-saving, and life sustaining not later than 2 years after the regulations are finalized, taking into account patient access to medical devices and therapies.” Accordingly, FDA amended the proposed rule to bring the effective dates into compliance with FDA SIA. The amendment includes the following chart showing the effect of the amendment: … [Read more...] about Food, Drug & Device Law Alert – FDA Amends Proposed Rule on Unique Medical Device Identification
Wall Street is watching the case as Myriad’s stock price dropped nearly 25% in the seven trading days following the Supreme Court ruling, while other genetics and diagnostic companies have rallied on the decision. From a public policy standpoint, the case’s impact on innovation is controversial: does patent protection encourage innovation? Or would industry growth result if companies could offer competing tests for any gene? The aftershocks of the Supreme Court decision will be felt for many years. … [Read more...] about Myriad Uncertainties Re: U.S. Supreme Court Ruling