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Sirtex shareholders fear ‘bare cupboard’ for class action after takeover
Class Actions September 20, 2018 4:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

Shareholders in a class action against Sirtex Medical have lost a bid for an order preventing the life sciences company from quietly moving $128 million […]

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Arrow, Apotex win ACCC approval to create mega generic drug co.
Healthcare September 20, 2018 10:26 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Generic drug makers Arrow and Apotex have won the ACCC’s blessing for a tie-up that will create the largest generic drug supplier in Australia, with the competition regulator saying the deal will not substantially lessen competition.

Dr Reddy’s settles Millennium’s cancer drug patent suit
Intellectual Property September 18, 2018 1:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

Generic drug maker Dr Reddy’s Laboratories has reached a settlement with US-based Millennium Pharmaceuticals, agreeing to be restrained from selling a cheap version of cancer […]

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Alphapharm can’t get docs ahead of hearing on injector pen injunction
Intellectual Property September 18, 2018 9:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Generic drug company Alphapharm has lost a bid for documents it claimed would show Sanofi-Aventis suspected as early as 2015 that patents for one of […]

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Aged care sector to face royal commission
Healthcare September 17, 2018 9:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a royal commission into the aged care sector, saying he was moved to action by the “very disturbing trend” […]

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ACCC says court should toss Nature’s Care case
Competition & Consumer Protection September 14, 2018 11:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

The consumer regulator asked a court Friday to dismiss a lawsuit brought against it by Chinese vitamin giant Nature’s Care Manufacture over Australian-made product labels, […]

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QRxPharma defendants can access class members’ broker details
Class Actions September 13, 2018 11:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

The defendants in a shareholder class action over QRxPharma’s alleged failure to disclose problems with regulatory approval for its painkiller Moxduo have won access to […]

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Merial takes fight over Intervet parasite patent to federal court
Intellectual Property September 12, 2018 11:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Animal drug giant Merial is pushing on with its opposition to rival Intervet’s bid to a patent a non-drug resistant injectable formula for treating animal […]

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Court tosses Ex-Quintis head’s defamation claims over ASX statements
Defamation September 10, 2018 9:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A court has struck out defamation claims brought by embattled Quintis founder Frank Wilson against the company’s former directors over ASX statements he alleges suggested […]

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Mercy Hospital can give pregnant Jehovah’s Witness blood transfusion if needed
Healthcare September 7, 2018 10:42 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Mercy Hospital for Women in Melbourne can give a pregnant 17-year-old Jehovah’s witness a blood transfusion if her life is at risk during or after […]

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