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    • 27/11/2020
    • Articles

    European Commission Fines Cephalon and Teva On Account of "Pay-for-Delay" Patent Settlement Agreement

    On 26 November 2020, the European Commission (the Commission) brought to an end a long running competition case by finding against Cephalon and Teva on account of a “pay-for-delay” patent settlement agreement involving modafinil, the active substance of a sleeping disorder medicine (see, attached Commission press release).

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    • 26/11/2020
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    European Commission Presents Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe

    On 25 November 2020, the European Commission (the Commission) unveiled its Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe (PSE), a wide-ranging document that discusses a series of broad policy statements, tentative considerations and concrete measures to tackle the many challenges faced by the pharmaceutical sector and its diverse stakeholders (see, attached Commission Communication (2020) 761 final; Commission press release; and Commission Q&A). The announcement follows an extensive period of consultation, study and preparation (see, Van Bael & Bellis Life Sciences News Alerts of 20 October 2020; 12 August 2020; 17 June 2020; 3 June 2020; and 28 May 2020).

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    • 25/11/2020
    • Articles

    Potential Covid-19 Vaccine Supplier Moderna Sixth Contract Partner of European Commission

    On 24 November 2020, European Commission President von der Leyen released a statement announcing that she would approve a sixth agreement with a supplier of a potential Covid-19 vaccine (see, attachment). The Commission’s new contract partner is Moderna. Under the agreement, the Commission will have the right to buy up to 160 million doses of the vaccine, if and when that product obtains a marketing authorisation from the European Medicines Agency. In recent days, the Commission announced similar deals with CureVac (see, Van Bael & Bellis Life Sciences News Alert of 17 November 2020) and with BioNTech and Pfizer (see, Van Bael & Bellis Life Sciences News Alert of 12 November 2020). The Commission President suggested that a seventh agreement is being negotiated which paves the way for the creation in Europe of “one of the most comprehensive COVID-19 vaccine portfolios in the world”.

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