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|Australia Proposes Competition Law Overhaul|
Prudence Smith, Nick Taylor; Jones Day;
September 30, 2016, previously published on September 2016Disquiet from owners of major infrastructure and small businesses, together with Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ("ACCC") frustration that it lacks certain statutory powers, has prompted a proposal by the Australian Government ("Government") to overhaul the...
|Review of International Regulation of Social Media Promotions at the 2016 RAPS Conference|
Benjamin Zegarelli; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
September 29, 2016, previously published on September 26, 2016The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) held its annual Convergence conference last week in San Jose. The event certainly illustrated RAPS’s global influence given that the attendees represented many of the global centers of life sciences regulations, including the United States,...
|Canada Undergoes Review of the Deposit Insurance Framework|
Jeffrey S. Graham, Stephen J. Redican, Samantha Tom; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
September 29, 2016, previously published on September 22, 2016The Canadian Department of Finance (the "Department") has released a consultation paper entitled "Deposit Insurance Review" seeking input on how to improve Canada's current deposit insurance framework. In the context of a continuously evolving financial sector, the aim of the...
|FDA Holding its First Public Meeting on Drug Product Identification Requirements in October|
Jordan T. Cohen, Joanne S. Hawana; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
September 28, 2016, previously published on September 27, 2016Last week FDA published a notice of public meeting and a request for comments regarding certain aspects of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). The meeting will take place on October 14, 2016 at the Agency’s campus in White Oak, Maryland. This webpage provides further information for...
|Teladoc Receives Support from the Feds|
Bridgette Keller, Dionne C. Lomax; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
September 26, 2016, previously published on September 16, 2016Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) filed an amicus brief with the Fifth Circuit stating that the Texas Medical Board’s (the “Board”) appeal was inappropriate and the Court does not have...
|FDA Concludes Two-Day Public Hearing on Human Cell and Tissue Product (HCT/P) Regulatory Paradigm|
Bethany Hills; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
September 26, 2016, previously published on September 16, 2016This week, a high-profile FDA hearing sought to receive broad stakeholder input on four draft guidance documents from 2014 and early 2015 that further explain the agency’s views on some of the criteria for the regulation level of Human Cell and Tissue Products (HCT/P) as well as on the scope...
|Upcoming Changes to the Use of Antibiotics in Food Animals|
Bose McKinney Evans LLP;
September 26, 2016, previously published on September 20, 2016By January 1, 2017, farmers, veterinarians and feed suppliers must comply with the Federal Drug Administration’s revised Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) for certain antibiotics. Historically, many feed-grade antibiotics used in or on animal feeds have been available to farmers...
|E-Commerce Sector Inquiry: European Commission Report Identifies Restrictive Practices and Prepares for Potential Antitrust Investigations|
Eric Barbier de la Serre, Charlotte Breuvart, Serge Clerckx, Alan Davis, Yvan N. Desmedt; Jones Day;
September 23, 2016, previously published on September 2016In its ongoing sector inquiry into e-commerce in the EU, the European Commission has published a Preliminary Report of its findings. Launched in May 2015, the sector inquiry is aimed at gathering evidence on potential barriers to competition linked to the growth of e-commerce and understanding the...
|WTO Law Insufficient to Ensure Competitive Neutrality under EU Standards|
Renato Antonini, Byron Maniatis, Eva Monard; Jones Day;
September 23, 2016, previously published on September 2016The principle of "competitive neutrality" is generally considered to mean that privately owned and state-owned enterprises should compete on a level playing field. The idea is that no actor operating on the market should be subjected to unwarranted competitive advantages or disadvantages....
|Ninth Circuit Dismisses FTC Act Claims Against AT&T|
J. Bruce McDonald, Molly M. Wilkens; Jones Day;
September 22, 2016, previously published on September 2016In a unanimous decision, the Ninth Circuit has dismissed the Federal Trade Commission's claim that AT&T intentionally reducing the data speed of customers with unlimited mobile data plans can be challenged as an "unfair or deceptive" practice under Section 5 of the FTC Act. Based on the...