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Commercial Agents Entitled to Statutory Compensation Even If Termination Occurs in Trial Period

Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Under the Commercial Agents Directive, self-employed agents are entitled to certain minimum rights. This includes a right to compensation or indemnity on termination of the agency, except in certain limited circumstances...

Commercial Agents Entitled to Statutory Compensation Even If Termination Occurs in Trial Period

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Upholding Your Liability Clause - Court of Appeal Ruling Highlights Importance of Insurance Options and Allocation of Risk

Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Waiting to challenge liability clauses rather than negotiating what you want is a dangerous game - what can your business learn from a recent case surrounding liability and insurance?

Upholding Your Liability Clause - Court of Appeal Ruling Highlights Importance of Insurance Options and Allocation of Risk

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UK to Be Part of European Plan to Sequence One Million Genomes

Wednesday, 08 August 2018

As the UK's 100,000 Genomes project progresses rapidly towards its projected conclusion this year, another genomics project involving the UK has been announced.

UK to Be Part of European Plan to Sequence One Million Genomes

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The UK Government Chequers White Paper Widely Acclaimed in Pharma - But Will It Be Adopted?

Wednesday, 08 August 2018

The Government has published its White Paper setting out the proposed future relationship with the European Union, as agreed by the Cabinet at Chequers.

The UK Government Chequers White Paper Widely Acclaimed in Pharma - But Will It Be Adopted?

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Pharma Supply Chain Urged to Plan for All Brexit Scenarios as Some Start Stockpiling Medicines

Wednesday, 08 August 2018

There continues to be different messages coming out of the Brexit negotiations for the pharma supply chain to digest.

Pharma Supply Chain Urged to Plan for All Brexit Scenarios as Some Start Stockpiling Medicines

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BEIS Committee Report Warns of Dangers of Pharma Regulatory Divergence after Brexit

Tuesday, 03 July 2018

As we heard at the recent packed annual PING seminar that VWV held, there is no bigger issue facing the pharma industry than Brexit, and in particular the uncertainty over what will happen from a regulatory perspective.

BEIS Committee Report Warns of Dangers of Pharma Regulatory Divergence after Brexit

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Important European Court Decision on the Specific Mechanism - What Does This Mean for Parallel Trade?

Tuesday, 03 July 2018

The recent case of Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals v Orifarm GmbH has resulted in an important decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (the CJEU) on the interpretation of the Specific Mechanism.

Important European Court Decision on the Specific Mechanism - What Does This Mean for Parallel Trade?

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Medicine Shortage Crisis Sees Clamour for Department of Health to Investigate

Tuesday, 03 July 2018

Sir Kevin Barron MP, the Chair of the Parliamentary All Party Pharmacy Group, has called for Steve Brine, the Health Minister, to urgently investigate medicine supply shortages.

Medicine Shortage Crisis Sees Clamour for Department of Health to Investigate

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New UK Immigration Status for EU Citizens and Their Families - What You Need to Know

Tuesday, 03 July 2018

EU citizen employees of Pharma & Life Sciences businesses concerned about their status after Brexit should know that the UK government have recently released more details about the application process they will need to go through to confirm their status.

New UK Immigration Status for EU Citizens and Their Families - What You Need to Know

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Supreme Court Ruling - What Parties Need to Know When Changing Contract Terms

Tuesday, 03 July 2018

Some recent cases have said that contracts could still be changed orally, even with a 'no oral modification clause' in place. But what is the decision by the Supreme Court?

Supreme Court Ruling - What Parties Need to Know When Changing Contract Terms

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Drugs Prescribed 'Off Label' Deemed to Be Competing

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

The Italian competition regulator was right to consider a drug licensed to treat eye conditions such as glaucoma and macular degeneration (Lucentis) and another to treat tumours (Avastin) as competing, the European Court of Justice has ruled.

Drugs Prescribed 'Off Label' Deemed to Be Competing

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Patient Survey Overwhelmingly Calls for Pharmacies to Relieve NHS Pressures

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

80% of people believe that access to NHS care has been reduced during the last decade, particularly in the last year; and 90% believe local pharmacies should be providing more NHS services...

Patient Survey Overwhelmingly Calls for Pharmacies to Relieve NHS Pressures

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Government Urged to Do More to Implement Life Sciences Industrial Strategy

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

In August last year, Professor Sir John Bell unveiled industry-led proposals to build the UK’s status as a world leader in life sciences. The strategy was independent of the Government, so the Government was not bound by it...

Government Urged to Do More to Implement Life Sciences Industrial Strategy

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MHRA Cracks Down on £200m of Prescription-Only Medicines Diverted by Wholesalers and Pharmacists

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency is cracking down on the diversion of prescription-only medicines (POMs) from out of the pharmaceutical supply chain.

MHRA Cracks down on £200m of Prescription-Only Medicines Diverted by Wholesalers and Pharmacists

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Courts Show Increased Willingness to Give 'Common Sense' Interpretation to Liability Clauses - But Which One?

Monday, 21 May 2018

When there is a dispute over a commercial contract, inevitably the discussion centres around how much one party can claim against the alleged wrongdoer...

Courts Show Increased Willingness to Give 'Common Sense' Interpretation to Liability Clauses - But Which One?