Government and Intellectual Property
Are Pay-for-Delay Settlements History?
Pharmaceutical company Pay-for-delay agreements violate federal antitrust laws according to appeals court, and Federal Trade Commission and U.S. senators who want to see the practice made illegal.
Mechanics of Assessing the Prescription Drug Fee
How the provisions of the Branded Prescription Drug Fee are being implemented.
U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Bulk of Affordable Care Act
A wide range of reactions followed the high courts ruling on the Affordable Care Act.
Classifications of pharmaceutical drugs by therapeutic type and legal schedule.
Global Treaty on Mercury Reduction Fans Thimerosal in Vaccines Debate
A global environmental health treaty under consideration includes a ban on vaccines with thimerosal.
Wikileaks Cables Show Diplomats Aggressively Promote Pharmaceutical Industry
Wikileaks cables provide insight into the pharmaceutical industry's negotiations with foreign governments.
Pharmas and the Stop Internet Piracy Act
Is the Stop Internet Piracy Act (SOPA) a solution to online copyright infringement or a tool for managing competition and freedom if speech on the web?
The Gene Patents Debate
The controversy over the patenting of human genes has landed in federal courts but the fight is far from over.
The Patent Reform Act of 2011 and the Pharmaceutical Industry
Contents of the 2011 Patent reform Act.
How do Intellectual Property Laws Apply to the Pharmaceutical Industry?
Intellectual property (IP) laws are both legal and business assets for pharmaceutical manufacturers.
U.S. Policy on Drug Importation
Liberalizing drug importation laws continues to be controversial. Regulatory agencies and the pharmaceutical industry oppose it while proponents say other efforts to lower prescription drug costs have failed.
Pharmas and FDA Inspections
As of 2010, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspected almost all U.S. based pharmaceutical plants annually.
Regulations spanning the FDA approval process to intellectual property rights and health care legislation.
Should Pediatricians ‘Fire’ Families For Refusing Vaccines?
A survey of American Academy of Pediatrics members found that, on average, 21 percent of Midwestern practitioners discharged families from their practice for continued refusal of vaccines.
How are Pharma Companies Preparing for Proposed Changes to U.S. Health Care?
The Affordable Care Act makes significant changes between now and 2014 on health care access, delivery and financing. It’s taken some time but the pharmaceutical industry is gearing up for the transition.
IP Laws and Pharma
International property (IP) laws are both legal and business assets for pharmaceutical manufacturers.
Health Care Reform Implementation Schedule For Pharmas
The 2010 health care reform law will have direct and indirect implications for the pharmaceutical industry over the next decade.
Stopping The Counterfeit Drug Trade
A global problem warrants a global response.
Intellectual Property 101: Patents, Trademarks, Servicemarks and Copyrights
Protect your idea, your brand and your creative work
Trade secrets often protect valuable information that cannot be sheltered under other forms of intellectual property law.
Health Care Reform
How Health Care Reform Affects the Economy