Life Sciences Update - July 2017

Welcome to our Life Science Issue, a monthly update from the Life Sciences team at S&B, containing news about recent and topical developments.

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Charlotte Tillett, Gustaf Duhs
  1. Regulators become tougher over pharmaceutical pricing

    Gustaf Duhs, Partner, talks to Pharmafile on investigations which indicate regulators are becoming tougher on drug pricing... READ MORE

  2. Controlling the drugs bill

    Catherine Penny and Charlotte Tillett talk to PharmaTimes magazine about the government's plans to curtail the NHS's spend on drugs and seek more business information from pharma. (Page 26).... READ MORE

  3. Patents - UK Supreme Court broadens the scope of protection

    The claims of a patent are sometimes thought of as being like a fence, which encloses and defines the scope of the monopoly granted by the patent.  If so, the exact position of the fence is often a key subject of contention in patent litigation. In a... Read more
  4. SecurMed, the UK's Medicines Verification Organisation, moves ahead with Letter of Intent

    SecurMed is the not-for-profit organisation which will manage the UK Medicines Verification System as required by the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD). The FMD comes into force in February 2019 and contains measures aimed at improving the safety and security of medicine supply in Europe, including putting into place a pan-European verification system.  SecurMed announced on 19 July 2017 that it has taken a significant step further towards the implementation of the FMD by entering into a Letter of Intent with Arvato Systems GmbH as the IT Blueprint Service Provider for the United Kingdom and its verification system... READ MORE

  5. Brexit: EMA is on the move; Life Sciences industry's united front

    We reported last month on the guidance for MA holders which was issued by the European Commission and the European Medicines Agency (“EMA”) (see our note Location, Location, Location…. ). This month we focus on the location of the EMA... Read more

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