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400+ Women are Suing Drug Giant Merck & Co. (MRK) Over Unequal Pay 7/25/2016
30+ at Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)'s DePuy Subsidiary Will Stand Trial on Fraud-Related Charges 7/25/2016
Future of Blood Test Supplies Firm Streck, Remains Entangled in the Lawsuits of a Divided Family 7/25/2016
QT Vascular Announces Federal Circuit Reversal Of Adverse Angioscore / Spectranetics Judgment 7/25/2016
Pfizer (PFE) in Another Showdown With the U.S. Department of Treasury 7/22/2016
BIO Release: Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Signs Bill Facilitating Patient Access To Interchangeable Biologic Medicines 7/22/2016
Amgen (AMGN) Coughs Up $95 Million to Settle Class Action Suit 7/21/2016
Two Former Execs at Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)'s Acclarent Convicted of Unapproved Marketing 7/21/2016
InfoBionic Successfully Resolves Obsolete Patent Claims 7/21/2016
New Lawsuit Says Faulty Theranos Blood Test Led To Heart Attack 7/20/2016
Boston Scientific (BSX) to Fork Over $275 Million to the IRS to Resolve Disputes 7/20/2016
Depomed (DEPO) Announces Patent Trial And Appeal Board Denial Of Inter Partes Review Of NUCYNTA Patent 7/19/2016
Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli Gets Trial Date, Couldn’t Wait to Play Pokémon Go After Hearing 7/18/2016
Gilead (GILD) Used Legal Loopholes to Avoid Paying $10 Billion in Taxes Last Year 7/14/2016
What Purdue Pharma L.P. Knew About a Oxycontin Ring that Pushed More than 1 Million Pills 7/11/2016
Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes Banned from Operating a Lab for Two Years 7/11/2016
Sanders, Other Lawmakers Urge FDA Approval Of Generic Crestor 7/8/2016
Eisai Company (ESALY.PK) to Consider Legal Action in UK Cancer Drug Row 7/8/2016
Congress Demands Theranos CEO Explain What Went Wrong 7/8/2016
St. Jude Medical (STJ) Settles Lawsuit Over CRM Leads for $39 Million 7/8/2016
Pfizer (PFE) to Highlight Risks of Opioid Painkillers to Escape Chicago Lawsuit 7/7/2016
Tauriga Sciences Inc. Responds In Federal Court To The Multiple Motions Filed By Cowan Gunteski 7/7/2016
Judge Cuts $500 Million Verdict Over Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Hip Implants 7/7/2016
Enzo Biochem (ENZ)’s Life Sciences Unit Reaches $21 Million Patent Infringement Settlement In Delaware With Illumina (ILMN) 7/7/2016
These Drugmakers And Medtechs Paid The Most To Docs Last Year 7/6/2016
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)'s DePuy Orthopaedics (JNJ) Can’t Delay 3rd Bellwether in Pinnacle Hip MDL 7/6/2016
Former FDA Chief Listed in CMS Database for Receiving Payments from AstraZeneca PLC (AZN), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in 2015 7/5/2016
Olympus (OCPNF) Settled Claim from Japan's GPIF Over Scandal 7/5/2016
Natera Announces That The U.S. Supreme Court Denies Petition To Review '540 Patent Invalidation 7/1/2016
NuVasive (NUVA) Agrees to Settle Patent Litigation With Medtronic (MDT) 7/1/2016
Genovis And Promega Corporation Sign Global License Agreement And Settle Litigation 6/30/2016
ChromaDex, Inc. Vindicated By Retraction And Apology From Author Of Misleading And Factually Inaccurate Article 6/30/2016
Maybe Pharmaceutical Reps Actually Aren't Bribing Doctors 6/27/2016
AstraZeneca PLC (AZN), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Novartis AG (NVS) and Roche (RHHBY) React to Brexit and Its Possible Impact on Biotech 6/27/2016
USDA Looks Into Animal Injuries, Deaths At UC Davis 6/27/2016
The Supreme Court Of The United States Denies Sequenom (SQNM)'s Petition Requesting Review Of Decision On '540 Patent 6/27/2016
European Medicines Agency Must Leave London After Landmark Brexit Vote 6/24/2016
Hedge Fund Exec Accused of Paying Former FDA Official for Inside Information Found Dead in Apparent Suicide 6/24/2016
BIO Welcomes Senate Agreement On GMO Labeling 6/24/2016
As Surgeon Paolo Macchiarini Faces Charges, Biostage Pushes Ahead With New Tech 6/24/2016
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Wants to Hit the Pause Button to Appeal $500 Million Loss in Pinnacle Lawsuit 6/24/2016
What Gilead (GILD) and Martin Shkreli Have in Common 6/23/2016
Teva (TEVA) Settles Patent Litigation With AstraZeneca PLC (AZN) Allowing Teva To Commercialize Its Generic Version Of Byetta® (Exenatide Injection) In The United States 6/23/2016
Analogic (ALOG) Stuck with $14.9 Million Corruption Fine 6/23/2016
Trial Starts for Energex Founder Accused of Stealing $200,000 6/23/2016
In Conversation With Paul Martin, Lorraine Bracy And Natalie Bilci Of PTC Therapeutics (PTCT) Legal Department 6/22/2016
Could Former Warner Chilcott (WCRX) Exec’s Acquittal Help Accused Ex-Acclarent Officials? 6/22/2016
MedShape Inc. Invalidates Key Cayenne Medical Patent Claims 6/22/2016
Update In Lawsuit For Investors In Aegerion (AEGR) Shares Announced By Shareholders Foundation 6/21/2016
MiMedx Reaches Settlement With Medline Industries, Inc. And Liventa Bioscience For Certain Claims 6/21/2016
Attorney General Rejects VEB's Request Regarding Mylan Shareholder Approval Of MEDA Transaction 6/20/2016
Percussionaire Corporation, Adel Bougatef, MD Phd, And Marleen De Heyn Reach Amicable Settlement Resolution 6/17/2016
Former FDA Official Charged in Alleged Securities Scheme for Tipping Off Hedge Fund 6/16/2016
Lawsuit Claims Intuitive Surgical (ISRG)’s Da Vinci Caused Metallic Microemboli in Patient’s Brains 6/16/2016
German Supreme Court Grants Eli Lilly (LLY) Appeal In Alimta Vitamin Regimen Patent Lawsuit 6/15/2016
Paris Prosecutors to Determine Whether Criminal Mistakes Were Made in Bial-Biotrial's Fatal Drug Trial 6/14/2016
Teva (TEVA) Announces Favorable Court Ruling In TREANDA (Bendamustine Hydrochloride) Patent Infringement Litigation 6/13/2016
Judge Hands Medtronic (MDT) a Win in $1.4 Billion IRS Case 6/10/2016
Federal Judge Reverses Merck & Co. (MRK)’s $200 Million Patent Win Against Gilead (GILD) Over False Testimony 6/9/2016
Hemispherx (HEB) Enters Into Settlement Agreements Dismissing All Pending Shareholder Derivative Litigation, Resolving Disputes With Insurance Carriers, And Obtaining Commitments Of $3.5 Million In Payments To Company 6/9/2016
BIO Release: Missouri Governor Nixon Signs Bill Ensuring Patient Access To Interchangeable Biologic Medicines 6/9/2016
Orexigen (OREX) Reports Favorable Markman Ruling In Contrave Patent Litigation 6/8/2016
Court Overturns $28 Million Damages Award in Zimmer (ZMH) Knee Suit 6/8/2016
Former Pfizer (PFE) Employee and Childhood Friend Busted on Insider Trading Scheme 6/7/2016
Genentech (RHHBY), OSI Pharma (OSIP) to Fork Over $67 Million for Misleading Info About Cancer Drug Efficacy 6/7/2016
B.Braun Medical and Affiliates Sue Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) for Patent Infringements 6/7/2016
Sequenom (SQNM) Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit In Australia 6/7/2016
Omega Protein Corporation (OME) Issues Statement In Response To Frivolous Litigation Tactic By Wynnefield Capital 6/6/2016
Citron Calls DuPont (DD) Spinoff Chemours a 'Bankruptcy Waiting to Happen' 6/3/2016
Merck & Co. (MRK), Pfizer (PFE) and Others Join Forces to Fight California Drug Price Control Ballot Initiative 5/31/2016
Lawsuit Claims Gilead (GILD) Could Have Created Safer HIV Drug Sooner But Didn't Due to Profits 5/31/2016
Gilead (GILD), Biogen (BIIB), Jazz Pharma (JAZZ) Subpoenaed as Feds Investigate Drugmaker-Charity Connections 5/27/2016
Only One Week After Voiding Two Years of Tests, Theranos Now Faces Consumer Class Action Lawsuit 5/27/2016
BioPharm Executive: Election 2016: It Does Not Look Good for Biotech 5/26/2016
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Slapped with Lawsuits from State AGs 5/26/2016
BIND Therapeutics (BIND)'s Bankruptcy Filing Worries Developers Of Nanoparticle Cancer Drugs 5/24/2016
Santa Cruz Biotechnology Agrees To Record Fine To Settle Animal Abuse Charges 5/24/2016
Another Healthcare Provider Accuses Genentech (RHHBY) of Fudging the Amount of Herceptin in Each Vial 5/24/2016
Argentum Succeeds In Starting Patent Cancellation Trial Against UCB, Inc. (UCBJF.PK)'s VIMPAT 5/24/2016
Elekta To Pay Humediq EUR 8.9 Million In Legal Dispute 5/24/2016
Egalet Settles Patent Litigations With Purdue Pharma L.P. 5/23/2016
Theranos’ Voided Tests Might Make it a Magnet for Lawsuits 5/23/2016
Twist Bioscience Retains Leading Law Firm Quinn Emanuel To Combat Lawsuit Filed By Agilent (A) 5/20/2016
Edwards Lifesciences (EW) Wins $70 Million in Mitral Valve Tech Suit Against Neovasc (NVC) 5/20/2016
Engineer Charged With Stealing Medical Device Trade Secrets from ev3 (EVVV)/Covidien (COV) and Edwards Lifesciences (EW) 5/20/2016
How B.Braun Medical Got in Big Trouble Over Tainted Syringes They Didn't Even Make 5/20/2016
Myriad Genetics (MYGN)’ Statement On HIPAA Complaint From Four Patients 5/20/2016
Jury Finds In Favor Of CardiAQ In Case With Neovasc (NVC) 5/20/2016
Neovasc (NVC) Announces Jury Verdict In Litigation Brought By CardiAQ 5/20/2016
Acerus (TRLPF) Provides Update On Litigation 5/17/2016
Enzo Biochem (ENZ)’s Enzo Life Sci Reaches $35 Million Patent Infringement Settlement with Life Technologies (LIFE) 5/17/2016
MiMedx Files Lawsuit Against Osiris (OSIR) For False And Misleading Representations 5/17/2016
Pharmacokinetics Could Save Maria Sharapova 5/16/2016
Glucovation And DexCom (DXCM) Settle Dispute Over Intellectual Property Rights 5/16/2016
IsoRay (ISR) Provides Update On Motion To Dismiss Securities Lawsuit 5/16/2016
Horizon Pharma (HZNP) Announces Settlement Of PENNSAID (Diclofenac Sodium Topical Solution) 2% W/W Patent Litigation With Teligent 5/13/2016
Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Files Lawsuit Against Musclepharm Over Racketeer Influenced And Corrupt Organizations (RICO) And Protein Spiking Allegations 5/12/2016
Olympus (OCPNF) to Cough Up $306 Million to Settle Kickback Charges 5/11/2016
Is FDA Evidence Sufficient To Corroborate Allegations That Theranos Violated Medical Device Regulations? 5/10/2016
Unilife  (UNIS) Postpones Earnings Call, Illegal Activities By Former CEO and Chairman Discovered 5/10/2016
China Questions Pfizer (PFE) About Anti-Competitive Practices 5/9/2016
Four Guilty of $10 Million Investment Scheme Involving Medical Safety Solutions 5/9/2016
Look Who’s Profiting from Gilead (GILD)'s Sky-High Hepatitis C Drug Prices 5/6/2016
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Vows to Fight $55 Million Talcum Powder Loss 5/5/2016
Theranos Allegedly Sent Team of Five Lawyers to Wall Street Journal to Squash Story 5/4/2016
Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli May Be Slapped with More Fraud Charges 5/4/2016
Federal Judge Reopens Gilead (GILD) Case Amid Allegations Former Merck & Co. (MRK) Scientist Lied 5/3/2016
Vascular Solutions (VASC) Spent $25 Million to Fend Off Justice Department's Criminal Charges 5/3/2016
Federal Court Upholds DNA Diagnostics Center's Use Of "Ancestry" For DNA Testing And Rules That Ancestry.Com Caused Marketplace Confusion 5/3/2016
Endo International (ENDP) Announces U.S. District Court Ruling Upholding OPANA ER Intellectual Property 5/2/2016
FDA Sued for Not Disclosing More Info on the Experts Determining the Fate of Drugs and Devices 4/29/2016
Pfizer (PFE) to Cough Up $784.6 Million to Resolve Wyeth (WYE) False Claims Lawsuit 4/28/2016
Feds Bust Invibio That Forced "Monopoly" Prices on Medical-Device Makers 4/28/2016
Bookkeeper Gets 5 Years for Stealing from PenRad Tech 4/28/2016
Spherix (SPEX) Files Complaint For Patent Infringement Against Level 3 Communications, TW Telecom, And 4/28/2016
Aurobindo Pharma (AUROBINDOP.BO) Adding 275 Jobs in Durham Despite Backlash Over LGBT Law 4/27/2016
Questions Crop Up About Palmaz Scientific's Fundraising in 2012 and 2013 4/26/2016
Federal Judge Dismisses 150 Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits Against C.R. Bard 4/26/2016
Cybergenetics Release: TrueAllele Helps Free Innocent Indiana Man After 24 Years in Prison 4/26/2016
BTL Aesthetics Korean Division Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Lutronic 4/26/2016
Horizon Pharma (HZNP) Announces Settlement Of PENNSAID (Diclofenac Sodium Topical Solution) 2% W/W Patent Litigation With Amneal 4/25/2016
Five Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Pinnacle Plaintiffs Fight for Full $360 Million Punitive-Damage Award 4/25/2016
Illumina (ILMN) Files Patent Infringement Suit In Switzerland Against Genoma SA For Infringement Of NIPT Patents 4/22/2016
Boston Scientific (BSX) Sues Edwards Lifesciences (EW) Over Heart Valve Replacement Patents 4/22/2016
More Trouble for Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos as Federal Authorities Launch Criminal Probe 4/19/2016
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Must Pay Up for Luring Away Rival's Employee 4/18/2016
BioInvent (BOVNF)’s Rights Issue Completed 4/15/2016
Cardinal Health (CAH) Fends Off $200 Million Antitrust Suit from Suture Express 4/14/2016
Valeant (VRX) Stock Falls on Default Fears, U.S. Rep. Criticizes Company Over Philidor 4/13/2016
How Medtronic (MDT) Misplaced 1,000 Negative Infuse Reports 4/12/2016
Medtronic (MDT) Disputes Star Tribune's Infuse Story 4/11/2016
Acerus (TRLPF) Comments On Statement Of Claim 4/8/2016
Abbott (ABT) Wins in $1 Billion Trial Over Marketing of Stents 4/8/2016
Pfizer (PFE) Catches a Break as Federal Judge Dismisses 300+ Zoloft Cases 4/7/2016
U.S. Treasury Drops Bomb on Tax Inversion Deals, Threatens Pfizer (PFE)-Allergan (AGN) Merger 4/6/2016
Medtronic (MDT) Still Unfazed by New Inversion Rules 4/6/2016
Booming Juno (JUNO) May Leave Washington if Policy Makers Continue to Ignore Biotech Incentives 4/5/2016
Pfizer (PFE) Becomes Victim of Pre-April Fool's Day Press Release Scam 4/4/2016
Samsung Bioepis Brings in Lawyers to Sue AbbVie (ABBV) in Biosimilars Push 4/4/2016
PharMerica Provides Update On AmerisourceBergen (ABC) Litigation 4/4/2016
MorphoSys AG Sues Janssen Biotech Inc. (JNJ) And Genmab A/S (GEN.CO) For Patent Infringement 4/4/2016
Ousted Hemispherx (HEB) CEO Files Lawsuit, Seeks $1 Million+ Wages and Bonuses He's Allegedly Owes 4/1/2016
FTC Sues Endo Pharma (ENDP) for Allegedly Paying Off Generic Drugmakers 4/1/2016
1,000+ Women are Suing Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) for Allegedly Covering Up Baby Powder Cancer Risk for Decades 4/1/2016
New Jersey's Braeburn Pharma May Pull Plans for North Carolina Facility Over LGBT Discrimination Law 4/1/2016
Novartis AG (NVS)'s "Sham Events" Could Affect North Carolina Doctors 4/1/2016
SEC Fines and Bans Once Prominent Bay Area Investor Steven Burrill Over Stolen Investor Funds 3/31/2016
Novartis AG (NVS) Investigates $85 Million Bribery Allegations Made By an Anonymous Whistleblower in Turkey 3/31/2016
Feds Slap AVEO Oncology (AVEO) with $4 Million Fine for Misleading Investors About Cancer Drug 3/30/2016
Lawsuit Claims Penumbra's Medical Device Caused Brain Damage 3/30/2016
How The Largest CRO In The World Quintiles (Q) Is Rising Above North Carolina's LGBT Discrimination Law 3/29/2016
Shire (SHPG) Wins Patent Trial Against Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (WPI) Concerning LIALDA 3/29/2016
U.S. Alleges Novartis AG (NVS) Hosted 80,000 ‘Sham’ Events to Wine and Dine Doctors to Prescribe Drugs, Seeks Records 3/28/2016
Gilead (GILD) Ordered to Pay Merck & Co. (MRK) $200 Million in Damages Over Hep C Patent Dispute 3/25/2016
Biogen (BIIB), Dow Chemical  (DOW), Bayer (BAY) Condemn New N.C. Blocking Measures to Protect LGBT People 3/25/2016
Respironics (RESP) to Fork Over $34.8 Million to Settle Kickback Charges 3/25/2016
Abbott (ABT) Accused of Marketing Unapproved Stents for Unsuspecting Patients and Cheating Medicare in $1 Billion Suit 3/24/2016
More Bad Luck for Gilead (GILD) as Merck & Co. (MRK) Wins Victory in Hep C Patent Dispute 3/24/2016
LifeWatch Corp Liable for $18.7 Million+ in Highmark Arbitration Case 3/22/2016
Sequenom (SQNM) Files Petition With The Supreme Court Of The United States Requesting Review Of Decision On '540 Patent 3/22/2016
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Looks to Settle 100+ Morcellator Lawsuits 3/21/2016
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) to Cough Up $502 Million to Five Plaintiffs in Hip Implant Case 3/18/2016
Amgen (AMGN) Wins Trial Against Regeneron (REGN) and Sanofi (SNY) for Cholesterol Drug Patents, Appeal Likely 3/18/2016
Palmaz Scientific Fights Fraud Charges After Bankruptcy Filing 3/18/2016
GeneNews (GEN.TO) Files Management Cease Trade Order 3/17/2016
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)'s LifeScan Sued By Decision Diagnostics Over Glucose Test Strip Patents 3/17/2016
Investigation Finds Ex-Provectus CEO Did Not Produce Travel Documentation, May Have Altered Receipts 3/16/2016
DECN Subsidiaries Sue Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) And Several Divisions For Patent Infringement 3/15/2016
U.S. DoJ Seeks Documents Regarding Sales Practices from Alere (ALR) 3/15/2016
Maharashtra FDA to Test Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Baby Powder for Cancer-Causing Substances After $75 Million U.S Verdict 3/10/2016
Legally Blind Ex-Pfizer (PFE) Employee May Have Been Entitled to Driver Status for Sales Job 3/10/2016
Valeant (VRX) And R&O Pharmacy End Litigation 3/10/2016
Internal Memo Reveals Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) to Stop Paying Speaker Fees to Doctors in China Due to Possible Violations of Company Policies 3/9/2016
Acerus (TRLPF) Founder Sues Company Over 'Gross Mismanagement' 3/9/2016
Gilead (GILD), Merck & Co. (MRK) Duke It Out Over Hep C $1,000-Pill Royalties 3/8/2016
Accusations of Errors and Deception Fly in CRISPR Patent Fight 3/8/2016
Amgen (AMGN) Aggressively Challenges Pfizer (PFE) and Novartis AG (NVS) Biosimilar Drugs 3/7/2016
Napo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. And Salix (SLXP) Settle Litigation 3/7/2016
Debiopharm Has Won Its Patent Infringement Suit For Elplat Against Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd. 3/4/2016
Documents Accuse Bayer (BAY), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) of Deceiving The New England Journal of Medicine 3/3/2016
Olympus (OCPNF) Coughs Up a Record $646 Million to Settle Kickback Charges 3/2/2016
Brazilian Authorities Raid Boston Scientific (BSX)’s Offices 3/2/2016
In Otherwise Strong Year, Endo International (ENDP) Shutters Astora Women’s Health Unit Over Ongoing Litigation Risk 3/1/2016
MiMedx Supports FDA's Decision To Postpone April 13th Hearing On Draft Guidance Documents 3/1/2016
Vascular Solutions (VASC) CEO Found Not Guilty of Felony Charges 2/29/2016
Hospital Warns 213 Patients May Have Been Exposed To Hepatitis, HIV Due To Tampering of Drugs By Ex-Employee 2/26/2016
U.S. Officials Alleged Corrupt Chinese Officials Financially Backed Scheme to Steal GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Secrets 2/26/2016
Evidence On Talc Cancer Risk Differs For Jurors, Researchers 2/25/2016
Consumers are Uneasy Using Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Products After Firm is Ordered to Pay $75 Million for Talc Powder Cancer Case 2/25/2016
Nine Cancer Centers Accuse Genentech (RHHBY) of Shipping Less Herceptin than Promised 2/25/2016
Massachusetts AG Demands to See Documents Related to Gilead (GILD)'s Hep C Treatments 2/25/2016
As Valeant (VRX) Drops $6 Billion+ in Value Over Four Days, Report Shows Interim CEO Used Company Jet for Vacation 2/24/2016
Authorities Raid Novartis AG (NVS) Offices in Korea Over Bribery Allegations 2/24/2016
DATATRAK International, Inc. (DATA) Announces Resolution Of Litigation With Tabatabai Investment Management LLC (f/k/a Arosa Investment Management LLC) And Alex Tabatabai 2/24/2016
NuVasive (NUVA) Loses $42 Million in Sales Rep Poaching Case 2/24/2016
Stryker-Zimmer (ZMH) Case Has Supremes Eying Stiffer Patent Penalties 2/24/2016
Former Accountant Sues Hologic (HOLX) for Wrongful Termination 2/23/2016
Codexis, Inc. (CDXS) Files Lawsuit Against EnzymeWorks And CEO Junhua “Alex” Tao For Patent Infringement And Misappropriation Of Trade Secrets 2/22/2016
Prosecutors Claim Potential Witnesses Fear Retaliation from Martin Shkreli 2/19/2016
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Loses Another Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit 2/19/2016