Pay-for-Delay has a tough (antitrust) time at EU Top Court

In recent years, there have been various antitrust investigations in the pharmaceutical sector resulting in decisions of the European Commission (EC) and the European Courts.[1] In two recent rulings – “Lundbeck”[2] and “Paroxetine”[3] – the European Court of Justice (ECJ) dealt with settlement agreements …›

The European Commission’s New Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe

Nina Schäfer and Jin Ito contributed to this article. On November 25, 2020, the European Commission (the “Commission”) published its “Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe” which outlines the Commission’s multi-year vision for a more patient-centered pharmaceutical system. The strategy aims to achieve various goals through …›

December 14, 2020 - COVID-19, FDA, Pharma, United States

FDA Authorizes First COVID-19 Vaccine

Late last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the first Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for a COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. The vaccine is manufactured by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE. It consists of two doses taken three weeks apart, and …›