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Appeal in Ethicon pelvic mesh class action – what risks need to be disclosed?

The final word and ‘smoking gun’ documents - ACCC v Pfizer

Federal Court of Australia dismisses ACCC appeal, finding Pfizer had not misused its substantial market power for an anti-competitive purpose, and had not engaged in exclusive dealing conduct....

05 June 2018

Biotech Insights: 2018 industry snapshot and key trends

Healthcare, medical technology and pharmaceutical innovation continue to be major areas of investment from a broad spectrum of local and off-shore funding bodies.

01 June 2018
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Fast drugs, new drugs: new opportunities in the healthcare industry in Australia and China

Chinese and Australian businesses looking for overseas opportunities to expand in the healthcare industry should be aware of important regulatory changes.

27 April 2018

Australian Open Banking Review Released

It provides advice on the design and implementation of Australia’s Open Banking system and is the first stage in a broader consumer data right.

09 February 2018
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Biosimilars: balancing access to affordable medicines with safety

The Australian regulatory position appears to reflect a stronger push towards the timely uptake of biosimilar medicines.

01 November 2017

Productivity Commission report signals a radical shift in health data treatment

Productivity Commission's final report into Data Availability and Use uses the health sector as an example to illustrate structural barriers and distrust about data use.

22 May 2017

My Health Record: the resuscitation of e-health, or a data placebo?

My Health Record is intended to provide a secure online summary of a patient’s health information. What are the challenges and opportunities that MyHR will face?

28 March 2017

A healthy respect for privacy – OAIC releases two new fact sheets on health information

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has released two new privacy fact sheets concerning health information.

06 February 2017

Incentives for investment in Australian innovation: investment sector focus of VCLPs and ESVCLPs

VCLP and ESVCLP funds target investment largely in Technology and Healthcare sectors.

30 January 2017

Health Sector Update - December 2016

November has seen a busy month in the Australian health sector, particularly with respect to consultations and reforms concerning medical devices.

12 December 2016

Health Sector Update - TGA releases Schedule of Consultations for Medical Devices Reforms

The Department of Health released its response to an independent review of medicines and medical device regulations, committing to 7 work packages over the next 10-24 months.

10 November 2016

Productivity Commission recommends extensive changes to Australia’s intellectual property laws

Productivity Commission released its draft report on its inquiry into Australia’s intellectual property arrangements.

29 April 2016

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