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Ropes & Gray advises Medtronic on Mazor Robotics acquisition

Pharma - News – 25 September 2018

Lawyers from Ropes & Gray have represented Dublin-based medical device company Medtronic in its US$1.64 billion acquisition of Israel’s Mazor Robotics.

Allergan fails to dodge pay-for-delay claim

Pharma - News – 25 September 2018

A US judge last week ruled that plaintiffs plausibly claimed harm from Irish drugmaker Allergan’s alleged attempts to block market entry of a generic dry-eye medication.

Community Round-up: new partners at Dechert, McDermott, McCarter and Berger Singerman

Pharma - News – 18 September 2018

Law firms on both sides of the Atlantic hired new life sciences partners last week.

Australia passes law to protect against medicine shortages amid EpiPen drought

Pharma - News – 18 September 2018

The Australian government has amended the country’s drug regulation to require pharmaceutical companies to report any shortages of their products.

US Senate passes bipartisan opioid package

Pharma - News – 18 September 2018

The US Senate has passed a package of more than 70 bipartisan bills in an effort to tackle the country’s opioid crisis.

Genentech claims Samsung biosimilar infringes breast cancer drug patents

Pharma - News – 11 September 2018

US drugmaker Genentech has sued Samsung Bioepis in Delaware, claiming the Korean company’s biosimilar version of breast cancer treatment Herceptin infringes 21 of its patents.

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