Inside Life Sciences

Inside Life Sciences

Issue 9
6254Editor's Note

Editor's Note

Welcome to the Autumn/Winter edition of Inside Life Sciences.

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The business of mass tort product liability claims: the death of insurance?

In recent years we have witnessed a startling growth in US mass tort product liability claims

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The CBD consumer products boom – the risks considered

CBD (cannabidiol) consumer products are proliferating in a number of UK sectors, including retail, food and beverage, health & beauty, and hospitality.

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Not "too big to pay": Supreme Court awards compensation to inventor

Receiving compensation for their inventions may be more straightforward for research employees following the Supreme Court's much anticipated decision in Shanks v Unilever.

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HMRC targets tax avoidance in the pharmaceutical industry

Earlier this year, contractors working for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) received letters from HMRC questioning their employment status.

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CMA takes unusual step of securing £8 million in compensation for the NHS

In October, the Competition & Markets Authority announced a further Statement of Objections in relation to one of the many pharma pricing probes that were commenced in 2016.

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Court rejects passing off claim in purple inhaler case

In a lengthy decision, the High Court has concluded that, through the get-up and packaging of its AirFluSal Forspiro inhaler, Sandoz has not passed its product off as being connected in the course of trade with Glaxo and/or as equivalent to Glaxo's Seretide Accuhaler.

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12009US Privacy shield and transfer of personal data for pharmaceutical research - What's changed?

US Privacy shield and transfer of personal data for pharmaceutical research - What's changed?

The EU-US Privacy Shield, the replacement agreed between the European Commission and US authorities to the Safe Harbor Regime (struck down by the CJEU in 2015), allows for the transfer of personal data from EU Member States to US organisations with adequate safeguards, in accordance with the obligations required by the General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679).

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