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Holding Redlich
This newsletter links to recent media releases relating to the healthcare industry in Australia.
Carroll & O'Dea
Practitioners protected from liability for serious adverse events suffered by people receiving COVID vaccines.
Carroll & O'Dea
The COVID-19 vaccination compensation scheme offers welcome reassurance for patients, but questions remain.
Canada
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
CADTH has convened a pan-Canadian Advisory Panel on a Framework for a Prescription Drug List.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed all aspects of our lives since March 2020, including work. According to Statistics Canada, 32% of Canadians worked from home in January 2021, as compared to only 4% in 2016.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Health Canada has issued a notice explaining a policy change to the review of applications for COVID-19 medical devices. As of July 16, 2021, Health Canada is no longer accepting applications ...
China
Winston & Strawn LLP
Despite the challenges presented by the pandemic, the Chinese health care sector continues to be fertile ground for both inbound and outbound M&A activity.
Puerto Rico
Littler Mendelson
On July 22, 2021 the Puerto Rico Department of Health (PRDOH) issued Administrative Order No. 2021-509 (AO) providing that, in order to physically attend school...
South Africa
Adams & Adams
The images of destruction and mayhem accompanying the recent looting in South Africa has caused disbelief and shock worldwide.
Turkey
Gen Temizer Ozer / Kinstellar
The Turkish Medicine and Medical Devices Authority ("TITCK") recently issued a new Medical Devices Regulation (the "New Regulation") revising the main framework governing the safety, marketing and clinical studies of medical devices.
Gun + Partners
The announcement clarifies the status of certified documents, product registration and movement requirements relating to medical devices in the context of the transition to the Regulation.
UK
Mathys & Squire
The recent decision by the European Patent Office (EPO)'s Technical Board of Appeal 3.3.04 in T 96/20 appears, at first glance, to have raised the bar for acknowledging the inventive step of medical use...
Hill Dickinson
Welcome to our summer edition of Hill Dickinson's Inquests Quarterly. As this newsletter is prepared for publication, the sun finally seems to have made its appearance for the first time...
Hill Dickinson
The long-awaited Health and Care Bill was introduced to parliament this week, to begin the legislative process that is anticipated to see it brought into law by April 2022.
Hill Dickinson
Advising on UK medical device regulation can currently be frustrating due to the uncertainties surrounding the regulatory regime. While the EU get used to the new Regulations...
Shoosmiths
Since April 2021, over 278 cases of feline pancytopenia, approximately 130 of which have proved fatal, have been detected amongst the UK's feline population.
Bristows
Pharmaceutical law expert Julian Hitchcock spoke to Nature about gene editing regulation and the recent WHO's Committee's recommendations (read Julians initial thoughts here).
Shoosmiths
MP Dr Liam Fox provided his support to a draft bill recently placed before parliament focusing on individuals with Down's Syndrome.
Mills & Reeve
Whilst the creation of Integrated Care Systems (ICS) seeks to address the "…need for integration and collaboration across the system" [para 38 Health and Care Bill Explanatory Notes]
Brennan Manna & Diamond
However, this rapid adoption of telehealth was prompted out of need and has not been without its own barriers that practices now face.
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