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    • Supreme Court Will Review Generic Drug Preemption CasesDecember 10th, 2010

      By Kurt R. Karst –       Earlier today, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in three cases concerning generic drug preemption - PLIVA Inc. v. Mensing (09-993), Actavis v. Mensing (09-1039), and Actavis v. Demahy (09-1501).  As we previously reported, the petitions presented almost identical questions for the …

    • Bright “Orphan” Ideas BlossomDecember 10th, 2010

      This week, the Republican Steering Committee selected Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI) to succeed Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA) as Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the next Congress.  In August 2008, at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara’s Frank …

    • Drug Purchasers Petition U.S. Supreme Court to Consider CIPRO Patent Settlement CaseDecember 8th, 2010

      By Kurt R. Karst –       Speculation was running high that the U.S. Supreme Court would be petitioned on whether a patent settlement agreement (what opponents call “pay-for-delay” agreements or “reverse payments”) involving manufacturers of Ciprofloxacin HCl (CIPRO) is per se lawful under the Sherman Act after …