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ACCC allows coordination to address COVID-19 ventilator shortages
Competition & Consumer Protection March 25, 2020 4:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has taken swift action to allow medical technology companies to coordinate on supplying ventilators, protective gear and other equipment […]

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Juno halts planned sale of Velcade generic in settlement with Millennium, US
Intellectual Property March 24, 2020 11:08 am By Christine Caulfield

Generic drug maker Juno Pharmaceuticals has agreed to stopped planned sales of its cheap version of Millennium Pharmaceuticals anti-cancer medication Velcade in Australia as part […]

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AFT loses challenge to ruling over ‘misleading’ Maxigesic ads
Competition & Consumer Protection March 19, 2020 9:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

AFT Pharmaceuticals has lost its challenge to a ruling that ads claiming its painkiller Maxigesic is more effective than Nuremol were misleading and deceptive, with […]

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ACCC says cancellations due to COVID-19 could impact consumer rights
Competition & Consumer Protection March 18, 2020 12:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued guidelines on consumers’ rights to refunds if a flight or event is shuttered due to the coronavirus, […]

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Coronavirus could threaten jury trial in Country Care cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection March 13, 2020 12:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has acknowledged concerns raised by the accused in a criminal cartel case against mobility equipment provider Country Care and two employees […]

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ACCC strikes out again, loses misuse of market power case against Ramsay Health
Competition & Consumer Protection March 12, 2020 5:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has tossed a case by the ACCC against Ramsay Health Care claiming that the global hospital group misused its market power by pressuring […]

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Judge orders graphic warning for Johnson & Johnson pelvic mesh products
Class Actions March 6, 2020 8:57 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to include a graphic warning on the patient information leaflets and instructions for use that accompany four of its […]

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Judge signs off on $2.6M for lead applicants in Johnson & Johnson pelvic mesh class action
Class Actions March 3, 2020 8:40 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A Federal Court judge has awarded combined damages of $2.6 million to the lead applicants in the Johnson & Johnson pelvic mesh class action, following […]

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Otsuka, Bristol-Myers can withdraw admissions in Abilify damages case
Intellectual Property March 2, 2020 4:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has granted a request by Otsuka and Bristol-Myers Squibbs to withdraw admissions in proceedings brought by Generic Health seeking damages after the generic […]

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New pelvic mesh class action targets Medtronic unit, two other device makers
Product Liability February 27, 2020 4:06 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Medtronic owned Covidien and two other medical device manufacturers have been hit with a class action on behalf of thousands of women who claim to […]

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