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President Trump’s Drug Pricing Blueprint: Plan Reiterates Budget Proposals But Leaves Most Other Elements To Be Determined

On May 11, 2018, President Donald Trump and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar announced “American Patients First: The Trump Administration Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs” (the “Blueprint”) in televised speeches to an audience in the White House Rose Garden.1


Brexit and the Pharmaceuticals Sector: The Key Issues

The United Kingdom (UK) is scheduled to leave the European Union on 29 March 2019. Certain key aspects of the Brexit deal now seem to have been agreed upon, including a 21 month “transitional period” after the UK’s exit, but the full agreement has not yet been finalized and there is currently a risk of...… Continue Reading

Iran sanctions: United States reimposes sanctions and the EU responds

In the early hours of Tuesday, 7 August 2018, and as foreshadowed by President Trump’s announcement on 8 May 2018, the United States reimposed certain secondary sanctions on Iran, being those which apply to non-U.S. persons. The imposition of these sanctions follows the conclusion of a 90-day wind-down period and, as mentioned in our previous...… Continue Reading

Major Medical Device Changes In China Introduced by the 2018 Draft Amendment to the “Regulations on the Supervision and Administration of Medical Device”*

Following the issuance of the “Opinions on Deepening the Reform of Examination and Approval System and Encouraging Innovation in the Industries of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices” by the Central Office of the Communist Party of China and the Office of the State Council on October 1, 2017, the former China Food and Drug Administration** formulated...… Continue Reading

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Driving progress through diversity & inclusion

Alan York, a partner in our Appellate practice who is resident in our Houston office, talks about the merit of an affirmative workplace that values its people for their authentic selves – an environment he has found with Reed Smith.