BIDEN ADMINISTRATION Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy: Drug Pricing and Healthcare Industry Initiatives

On July 9, 2021, President Biden enacted a sweeping executive order creating a “whole‑of-government competition policy.” Morrison & Foerster outlined the administration’s policy in a recent client alert that provides a comprehensive summary of the efforts to change both the substance and the approach …›

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 …›