Mondaq Canada: Food, Drugs, Healthcare, Life Sciences
Miller Thomson LLP
A Justice of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has granted summary judgment and has summarily dismissed a counterclaim in a case in which a cheese producer alleged that its supplier had fraudulently withheld information.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
On March 16, 2015, Justice Barnes of the Federal Court issued his decision in AstraZeneca Canada Inc. et al v. Apotex Inc., 2015 FC 322, declaring the asserted claims of Canadian Patent No. 1,292,693 ("’693 Patent"), a formulation patent, to be valid and infringed by Apotex’s manufacture, sale, and promotion of Apo-Omeprazole capsules.
MNP
A new formula for the wholesale pricing of wine is scheduled to take effect in British Columbia on April 1, 2015.
Miller Thomson LLP
As readers of this blog may recall, the federal government tabled Bill C-18, the Agricultural Growth Act, in late 2013.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Since the middle of the last decade, the competitive environment for Canadian food manufacturing and agriculture has changed dramatically.
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has released revised guidance on examination of medical use claims: PN 2015-01 "Revised Examination Practice Respecting Medical Uses".
Miller Thomson LLP
The OCP has released proposed revisions to Ontario Regulation 58/11 under the DPRA and is seeking feedback on the changes.
WeirFoulds LLP
Since the publication of a series of investigative reports relating to regulatory colleges in a Toronto newspaper, there has been a lively debate over the level of transparency with which regulatory colleges operate.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Barbara Walker-Renshaw, Partner in the Toronto Health Law Group and National Leader of BLG’s Mental Health Law Practice has published an article in Health Law in Canada (February, 2015).
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The common law tort of "intrusion upon seclusion" was incorporated into Ontario law in 2012 in the case of Jones v Tsige.
Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP
On March 3, 2015 the British Columbia Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal in Bentley v. Maplewood Seniors Care Society, upholding the chambers judge's decision.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
On February 12, 2015, Quebec’s Minister of Health and Social Services, Gaétan Barrette, announced new rules regarding the use of the instruction "do not substitute" on innovator drugs.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Health Canada released details on a proposed new regulatory framework for consumer health products ("CHPs") that will include non-prescription drugs, cosmetics, disinfectants and natural health products ("NHPs").
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
This draft guidance introduces the possibility of dramatic change to Canada’s food laws, including a new category of "supplemented foods," with tremendous implications and opportunities for the food industry
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
The Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act (Vanessa’s Law) ("Vanessa’s Law") received royal assent on Nov. 6, 2014 and is now law.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
While most media and academic attention is devoted to what happens in legislatures and to the statutes they produce, most governing is done through the enactment and enforcement of regulations.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Revised CFIA process provides 2-hour timeframe to confirm information for public warnings for food recalls.
MNP
The beer industry is bustling right now, filled with new customers, new beers and new opportunities.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Le 6 février 2015, le gouvernement du Québec a adopté le projet de loi 10, intitulé Loi modifiant l’organisation et la gouvernance du réseau de la santé et des services sociaux notamment par l’abolition des agences régionales.
Miller Thomson LLP
A 92 year old man’s driving in the parking lot of a Piggly Wiggly in Mayville, Wisconsin, is the latest viral video sensation to capture the world’s attention, as he hit 9 vehicles while trying to exit his stall.
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Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
In the past year, a number of major financial institutions have been hit not just once, but twice by federal and state regulators for follow-on regulatory violations, including financial sanctions issues.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
In the last few years, statistics show that an increasing number of licences to possess medical marihuana have been granted, and with the recent changes to the federal legislation, this number is very likely to keep growing.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Across Canada, there is wide recognition that individuals have a unique privacy interest in respect of their personal health information and their communications with medical health care professionals.
Torkin Manes LLP
The Ontario Court of Appeal has recently allowed common law actions for invasions of privacy relating to personal health information.
Dale & Lessmann LLP
Just when I was starting to feel that proposing new menu labelling laws was so early-2014, along come two major announcements from the provincial Liberals and U.S. federal government...
Bennett Jones LLP
Last year promised significant changes in Canadian IP law; some of which will be realized in 2015.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The common law tort of "intrusion upon seclusion" was incorporated into Ontario law in 2012 in the case of Jones v Tsige.
Clark Wilson LLP
Today, BC Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal brought by the family of Margaret Anne Bentley, a patient at the final stage of Alzheimer’s disease.
Bennett Jones LLP
Due to the overwhelming popularity of Canada's medical marijuana industry, the CSA has taken a heightened interest in protecting Canadian investors in this sector.
Miller Thomson LLP
On February 6, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada ("SCC") issued Carter v. Canada (Attorney General) ("Carter"), a landmark and unanimous decision on physician-assisted dying.
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