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|FCC Approves Proposed Changes to Telephone Solicitation and Text Marketing Rules|
Kenneth R. Florin, James D. Taylor; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
June 25, 2015, previously published on June 18, 2015Earlier today, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 along party lines to approve Commissioner Tom Wheeler's proposal to "close loopholes and strengthen consumer protection" relating to telemarketing and text message marketing. The changes are in the form of answers to several...
|OPDP Warns Otsuka over Improper Marketing of Antipsychotic Drug Abilify|
Scott S. Liebman; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
June 16, 2015, previously published on May 2015Otsuka received a warning letter after an FDA review of its pharmacology aid for its Abilify tablets showed the company made false or misleading claims about the drug as well as unsupported superiority claims.
|FDA Puts out Guidance to Require Submissions in ICH’s Electronic Format for Certain Pharmaceutical Product Applications Within Two Years|
Scott S. Liebman; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
June 16, 2015, previously published on May 2015The regulator issued guidance in accordance with the FDCA that outlines Electronic Common Technical Document (eCTD) specification requirements for submissions of new drug or biological products, requiring that all submissions be done electronically and in the ICH-developed format within the next...
|Techtronic Defeats Flesh Detection Claims|
Hallett Ruzic; Lightfoot Franklin White L.L.C.;
June 15, 2015, previously published on May 26, 2015Techtronic Industries North America, Inc. was successful in defeating a Louisiana plaintiff’s claims that a Ryobi brand table saw was defective and unreasonably dangerous because it lacked flesh sensing technology known as SawStop.
|Changes to the Regulation of Pharmaceutical Business in Kazakhstan: Implications for Pharmaceutical Companies|
Kanat Skakov; Dentons Canada LLP;
May 14, 2015, previously published on May 4, 2015A significant number of amendments have been introduced to the Healthcare Code* of the Republic of Kazakhstan on 6 April 2015 by the adoption of the Law On Introduction of Amendments and Additions to Certain Legal Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Healthcare Matters (Law on Amendments). Most of...
|Prepare Your Company for E-Discovery|
H. David Gibson; Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore, LLP;
May 7, 2015, previously published on April 2015Back in the old days (actually less than 10 years ago), most of your company’s important documents and communications were stored in a file cabinet. When your company became involved in a lawsuit and you needed to gather information, you would simply pull the relevant file folders, copy the...
|FTC Takes Action Against Retail Tracking Start-Up Nomi Technologies|
Peter H Day, Cynthia J. Larose; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
May 6, 2015, previously published on April 29, 2015On Thursday, April 23, the FTC settled deception charges against start-up Nomi Technologies, Inc. related to Nomi’s in-store, sensor-based, tracking technology.1 This is the first FTC enforcement action against emerging retail store-based tracking technologies.
|Smart changes to paying by Smartphone?|
Adrian Liu, Stephen J. Redican; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
April 24, 2015, previously published on April 14, 2015 After much anticipation, the Canadian federal government finally announced on April 13, 2015 amendments to the Code of Conduct for the Credit and Debit Card Industry in Canada (the “Code”) which, among other changes, will extend the Code to contactless payments and give merchants more...
|Indiana’s Right to Try Law: Catalyst for Expanded Access to Experimental Drugs for Terminally Ill Patients|
Dave C. Bromund; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
April 23, 2015, previously published on March 30, 2015Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed into law Indiana’s new Right to Try legislation on March 24, but this law (and similar legislation proposed and enacted in other states) may have already catalyzed expanded access for terminally ill patients to potentially life-saving experimental drugs....
|Ban on Large Capacity Grid-Enabled Water Heaters Takes Effect April 16 Unless Congress Acts|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
April 15, 2015, previously published on April 14, 2015A federal ban on large capacity, grid-enabled water heaters will take effect April 16 unless the U.S. House pushes forward with legislation that would allow for continued manufacture of water heaters above 75 gallons. The bill was approved in the Senate on March 27.