Archive for July, 2013

SAIC OCI case continues

The United States brought suit against Science Applications International Corporation (“SAIC”) under the False Claims Act (“FCA”), 31 U.S.C. § 3729, and District of Columbia common law, alleging that SAIC failed to make disclosures of organizational conflicts of...

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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton United States: A Short-Lived Victory For Generic Drug Manufacturers?

“On June 24, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Mutual Pharmaceutical Co. Inc. v. Bartlett, 570 U.S. ____ (2013), finding that design-defect claims against generic drug companies are pre-empted where federal...

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Engineered in India — Patent Law 2.0 NEJM

Engineered in India — Patent Law 2.0 Amy Kapczynski, J.D. July 17, 2013DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1304400 “India is known as the “pharmacy of the developing world,” because it supplies much of the world’s demand for affordable,...

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Noncompete case settles for $1.8M

VIRGINIA LAWYERS WEEKLY Noncompete case settles for $1.8M http://valawyersweekly.com/category/news-stories/ In a suit alleging tortious interference and breach of contract by a former employee and his new employer, the lawyers reached a $1.8 million settlement...

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New Small Business Subcontracting Rule

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA or Agency) is amending its regulations governing small business subcontracting to implement provisions of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. In particular, this rule adds a provision...

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Overview: Fly America Act

good overview for grantees: http://orsa.uoregon.edu/index.cfm?toplevcat=awards&page=AW_14_Fly_America

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NIH study identifies brain circuits involved in learning and decision making

“Research from the National Institutes of Health has identified neural circuits in mice that are involved in the ability to learn and alter behaviors. The findings help to explain the brain processes that govern...

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WellPoint pays HHS $1.7 million for leaving information accessible over Internet

The managed care company WellPoint Inc. has agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) $1.7 million to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of...

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Gene Patenting — The Supreme Court Finally Speaks

Gene Patenting — The Supreme Court Finally Speaks  NEJM Aaron S. Kesselheim, M.D., J.D., Robert M. Cook-Deegan, M.D., David E. Winickoff, J.D., and Michelle M. Mello, J.D., Ph.D. July 10, 2013DOI: 10.1056/NEJMhle1308199 “Are human...

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NIH to fund collaborations with industry to identify new uses for existing compounds

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/jun2013/ncats-18.htm The National Institutes of Health has awarded $12.7 million to match nine academic research groups with a selection of pharmaceutical industry compounds to explore new treatments for patients in eight disease areas, including...

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