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The Past, Present, and Future of Government Regulation of Off-Label Communications
The Past, Present, and Future of Government Regulation of Off-Label Communications
In 1998, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that FDA’s guidance documents Industry-Supported Scientific and Educational Activities and Advertising and Promotion were unconstitutional because they unduly burdened manufactur...
Great Expectations: The Psychology of Switching From Brand Drugs To Generics
Great Expectations: The Psychology of Switching From Brand Drugs To Generics
The late Canadian novelist Robertson Davies once remarked that the eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. He could almost have been referring to oft-reported negative experiences of patients switching from branded to generic drugs.
New Efforts Taking Root to Ease Off-Label Drug Promotion
New Efforts Taking Root to Ease Off-Label Drug Promotion
Legislative campaigns to ease restrictions on the off-label promotion of medicines could put patients' health at risk and leave them paying for costly drugs for which there is little evidence in support of their use, researchers said in a recent article.
Damages For Pharmaceutical Patent Infringement: Federal Court Gives Long Awaited Guidance
Damages For Pharmaceutical Patent Infringement: Federal Court Gives Long Awaited Guidance
Last week, the Federal Court handed down the important decision in Bayer Pharma Aktiengesellschaft v Generic Health Pty Ltd [2017] FCA 2501 regarding the assessment of damages for pharmaceutical patent infringement. Being the first reported Australian ...
AMR And Diagnostics: Pointing the Way To Better Infection Control
AMR And Diagnostics: Pointing the Way To Better Infection Control
Antimicrobial resistance - the ability of previously sensitive microorganisms to resist the effects of an antimicrobial agent - is a growing problem.