As Benjamin Franklin wrote in 1789, “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” It’s Tax Day and all the little people have to pay their taxes by today to the Internal Revenue Service. Well, […]

Its so nice to see Kos and Barr deciding to kiss and make-up and come to an agreement over the generic versions of Niaspan and Advicor. I am not taking sides in this dispute. Rather, I feel that this settlement agreement is in the best interest of the patients that need these drugs, and that […]

The premier issue of Blawg Review was hosted Monday, April 11th, at Evan Schaeffer’s Notes from the (Legal) Underground with 31 noteworthy posts from this past week in the blawgosphere. Presented as “a group of law bloggers who are committed to making the best of the blawgosphere more easily accessible and enjoyable to read,” Blawg […]

Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced that it dropped its lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over exclusive marketing rights to a generic version of the Allegra allergy drug made by France’s Sanofi-Aventis. In February, Barr sued the FDA to challenge its decision to make the company share a 6-month exclusive selling period. The company […] has a nice article outlining the issues that can arise in a large pharma mega-merger such as between French pharmaceuticals company Aventis SA takeover by Gallic rival Sanofi-Synthélabo SA, in a €53.3 billion ($69.1 billion) after Paris intervened to fend off a Swiss attempt. The results are still mixed. Sanofi-Aventis SA, the world’s No. […]

The U.S. Federal Circuit voted en banc to vacate a holding from a panel opinion with regard to the issue of experimental use, and the panel (J. Rader) has issued a new decision regarding a previous holding that the paroxetine hydrochloride anhydrate product produced by Apotex Corp. infringes Smithkline’s U.S. Patent No. 4,721,723 covering crystalline […]

I realize there are about 9 million blogs out there so new sites do not generate the excitement they once did. And while I can only monitor a handful, I keep finding news blogs that are quite worthwhile. In case you didn’t see these, I wanted to mention a couple of new ones noted by […]

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