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  1. Legal news
    06 April 2020
    Chambers Global Practice Guide on Life Sciences 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/chambers-global-practice-guide-on-life-sciences-2020

    Bird & Bird provide practical insights and expert commentary on some key areas of Life Sciences Law in Australia in the 2020 edition of the Chambers Global Practice Guide on Life Sciences. In particular, we examine ...

  2. Legal news
    07 November 2019
    Opening the gates for generics - E-prescribing requirements implemented in Australia
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/australia/opening-the-gates-for-generics-e-prescribing-requirements-implemented-in-australia

    The Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) provides for and regulates government subsidies for the supply of certain medicines. A requirement to receive subsidised medicine under the PBS is that the medicine ...

  3. Legal news
    24 July 2017
    Government moves to legislate to increase generic and biosimilar medicine uptake and cut medicine prices
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/australia/government-moves-to-increase-generic-and-biosimilar-medicine-uptake-and-cut-medicine-prices

    Australia has long lagged behind the USA and UK in its use of generic pharmaceuticals – only around 58% of medicines dispensed in Australia are the generic versus up to 80% in the USA and UK.

  4. Legal news
    02 February 2021
    COVID-19 – Australian response to regulation of medical devices
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/covid-19-australian-response-to-regulation-of-medical-devices

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Federal Minister for Health has exercised his power under section 41GS of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (Cth) (the Act) to exempt certain medical devices from the ...

  5. Legal news
    11 May 2020
    Australia: While COVID-19 lockdown restrictions ease enforcement of advertising restrictions for therapeutic goods tighten
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/australia-while-covid-19-lockdown-restrictions-ease-enforcement-of-advertising-restrictions

    The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has been monitoring and taking action against individuals and companies capitalising on the current pandemic to market and sell products that claim to prevent or cure COVID-19.

  6. Legal news
    15 September 2020
    Consultations open for the proposed Information Standard for country of origin labelling of complementary medicines
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/consultations-open-for-the-proposed-information-standard

    The Australian Government is currently inviting consumers and industry participants to provide feedback on key provisions of the proposed Information Standard for manufacturers of complementary medicines.

  7. Legal news
    03 September 2018
    New IP Act Passed in Australia: implementing Phase 1 recommendations of the Productivity Commission
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/australia/new-ip-act-passed-in-australia

    On 16 August 2018, the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1 and Other Measures) Bill 2018 (Bill) passed through both Houses of Parliament and will shortly come into force upon ...

  8. Legal news
    11 February 2021
    Australia: An update on the TGA’s post market review of face masks and important changes to the process for listing Class I medical devices in the ARTG
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/australia/australia-an-update-on-the-tgas-post-market-review-of-face-masks-and-important-changes

    The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) announced in mid-2020 that it is conducting a post market review of face masks included in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG). The announcement came after an ...

  9. Legal news
    17 August 2020
    Australia Chapter in "Antitrust and Intellectual Property Review" Fifth Edition
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/australia-chapter-in-antitrust-and-intellectual-property-review-fifth-edition

    Our Australian competition and IP team have recently contributed a chapter to the Fifth Edition of The Intellectual Property and Antitrust Review.