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Scheme Criticised for Using Incentives for GPs to Reduce Money on Medicines - the Potential Impact on Patients

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

GPs in Oxfordshire have been incentivised to reduce the amount of medicines being prescribed to the elderly in care homes, according to Pulse magazine.

Scheme Criticised for Using Incentives for GPs to Reduce Money on Medicines - the Potential Impact on Patients

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Confidence for Generics Companies After Dominant Company Accused of Unlawful Tactics

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

The Competition and Markets Authority has decided to take action against MSD, the big pharma company, for alleged abuse of dominant position in the market, contrary to Chapter II of the Competition Act.

Confidence for Generics Companies After Dominant Company Accused of Unlawful Tactics

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Contractual Intention and Confusing Clauses - Interpreting Unclear Contracts

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

When there is uncertainty over meaning within a contract, the Supreme Court in the 2015 case of Arnold v Britton established that the court ascertains the parties' intentions by reference to what a reasonable person having all the background knowledge...

Contractual Intention and Confusing Clauses - Interpreting Unclear Contracts

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"Who's Calling Please?" - Record Fine Issued to Company Following 99.5 Million Nuisance Calls

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has issued a record fine of £400,000 to Keurboom Communications Ltd for making 99.5 million nuisance calls over an 18 month period. The fine is the largest yet to be issued by the ICO for nuisance calls.


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Court Gives Effect to Arbitration Clause to Sort out Amendments Are Changes from Original Position

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Parties to commercial contracts sometimes provide for changes if a future event happens. They may not know how to change the contract, but want to provide that they will agree and if they cannot agree then for someone else to make a decision for them.

Court Gives Effect to Arbitration Clause to Sort out Amendments Are Changes from Original Position

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Antidepressant and Cancer Drugs Could Be First to Halt Dementia

Thursday, 25 May 2017

A common anti-depressant drug could be the first drug to halt dementia in its tracks.

Antidepressant and Cancer Drugs Could Be First to Halt Dementia

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ABPI Urges Government to Invest in Life Sciences Post-Brexit or Risk Losing Companies

Thursday, 25 May 2017

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry has warned that Britain could become a "desert for healthcare innovation" unless the government gives the NHS billions more extra funding each year.

ABPI Urges Government to Invest in Life Sciences Post-Brexit or Risk Losing Companies

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Department of Health Faces Severe Criticism from High Court over Funding Cuts Despite NPA and PSNC Cases Being Dismissed

Thursday, 25 May 2017

As this long awaited High Court judgment was revealed, the community pharmacy sector sighed a deep sigh of disappointment as it was announced that...

Department of Health Faces Severe Criticism from High Court over Funding Cuts Despite NPA and PSNC Cases Being Dismissed

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Taking Contractual Interpretation back to Basics - How to Interpret Your Contract in a Dispute?

Thursday, 25 May 2017

In the recent case of Wood v Capita Insurance Services, the Supreme Court has concluded that the importance of considering the context when interpreting a contract as set out in the case of ICS v West Bromwich Building Society remains good law.

Taking Contractual Interpretation back to Basics - How to Interpret Your Contract in a Dispute?

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HIV Patients Shown Tantalising Prospect of a Cure as Results of New Study Published

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

A recent paper in the journal, Molecular Therapy by researchers from Temple University and Pittsburgh University in the US has claimed that a recent study which successfully...

HIV Patients Shown Tantalising Prospect of a Cure as Results of New Study Published

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Pfizer Offer Breast Cancer Sufferers Unexpected Lifeline with Free Temporary Access to Life-Extending Drug

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

The pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer has confirmed that it will offer its breast cancer drug, palbociclib to women suffering from metastatic breast cancer free of charge until The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)...

Pfizer Offer Breast Cancer Sufferers Unexpected Lifeline with Free Temporary Access to Life-Extending Drug

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MHRA Makes Progress on Tackling Unlicensed Online Medicine Sellers but Admits the Problem is Far Greater

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) shut down 4,760 websites that were selling medicines without a licence last year, but has admitted...

MHRA Makes Progress on Tackling Unlicensed Online Medicine Sellers but Admits the Problem is Far Greater

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Will the New Data Protection Law Apply in Spite of Brexit?

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

In just over a year's time, the data protection laws in the UK are going to undergo massive change. There will be a great deal of additional obligations and fines of up to €20m for organisations that do not comply.

Will the New Data Protection Law Apply in Spite of Brexit?

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Director Ends Up Personally Liable After Unclear Contract Conditions - What You Need to Consider When Drafting a Contract

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

One of the key points in any contract is to identify who are the parties to the contract. In this case, it all went horribly wrong for the director, as he ended up personally liable.

Director Ends Up Personally Liable After Unclear Contract Conditions - What You Need to Consider When Drafting a Contract

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When is an Agreement to Agree Enforceable? The High Court Gives Guidance

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Parties often include provisions in commercial agreements that amount to being 'agreements to agree'.

When is an Agreement to Agree Enforceable? The High Court Gives Guidance