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  • June 02, 2023

    8th Circ. Won't Revive Heart Valve Contract Dispute

    The Eighth Circuit has backed a lower court's decision to toss a contract breach suit against medical device manufacturer LivaNova over the development of a heart valve therapy, arguing that the device maker was not obligated to keep the project going after LivaNova took ownership of the project in a 2017 acquisition.

  • June 02, 2023

    Judge Calls Apple's Conduct In Smartwatch Row 'Careless'

    A federal judge in California on Friday ripped Apple's failure to preserve emails from a former top executive in its health division as "irresponsible and careless, and perhaps even grossly negligent," a day after a Silicon Valley medical device startup tried to draw the attention of a federal appeals court to alleged misconduct at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

  • June 02, 2023

    Premera Joins Takeda Antitrust Litigation Over IBS Drug

    Premera Blue Cross on Friday joined litigation accusing Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. of breaking antitrust law by cutting a pay-for-delay deal to keep generic versions of its anti-constipation drug Amitiza off the market for over six years.

  • June 02, 2023

    BioMarin Hit With Del. Derivative Suit Over Missed Deadline

    A BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. stockholder on Friday launched a derivative suit in Delaware's Court of Chancery, seeking a company recovery for damages caused by alleged director failures to act promptly on threats that BioMarin would miss a key regulatory deadline for a valuable new hemophilia drug prospect.

  • June 02, 2023

    Care One Fired Sales Rep For Compliance Concerns, Suit Says

    An ex-Care One Management sales employee has sued the hospice provider and its pharmacy partner in New Jersey state court, claiming she was passed over for a promotion to an executive role and fired for reporting allegations that the companies were violating mail order licensing regulations.

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