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New pricing principles applied in decision on orphan drugs

New pricing principles applied in decision on orphan drugs

In the latest newsletter from the International Law Office, Lindahl’s Jonas Löfgren, Annie Kabala and Natalie Tell provides an update on recent developments in Sweden which further increases pricing uncertainty for orphan drugs.

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Lindahl provides an update on difficult position for orphan drugs

Orphan drug denied reimbursement in health technology assessment

 

Sweden reviews financing and pricing

Sweden reviews financing and pricing

In mid-November 2016 the government issued directives to review the pricing and reimbursement system and the national financing system for medicinal products. The government declared that the existing system is complex and complicated and must be improved in order to operate a modern healthcare system.

The review seeks to find a clear division of financing responsibilities between the national government and local county councils. It also seeks to establish foreseeable processes for stakeholders as regards pricing.

The report from the review will be presented to the government on 1 December 2018.

Jonas Löfgren and Annie Kabala comment the review in the latest newsletter from ILO.

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Jonas Löfgren

jonas.lofgren@lindahl.se

 

Guidance on preparatory patent infringement

Guidance on preparatory patent infringement

When and under what circumstances can a patent owner obtain an injunction against imminent infringement or, as expressed in the Patents Act, preparatory acts of infringement? This question is of particular interest for pharmaceutical patents during the regulatory process relating to authorisations of generic medicinal products.

Jonas Westerberg and Ludvig Holm at Lindahl comment on this subject in the latest newsletter from ILO.

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Ludvig Holm

ludvig.holm@lindahl.se

 

Prohibition of debated herbicide

Prohibition of debated herbicide

On May 20 2016 the Environmental Court rejected a farmers’ organisation’s appeal. The court refused to grant the organisation new emergency authorisation for the use of Stomp SC in Sweden in the commercial production of onions, among other crops. According to the appellant, the decision may jeopardise the competitiveness of certain Swedish crops on the European market, since Stomp SC is allowed in most other EU member states and no equally effective alternatives are available in Sweden.

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Linda Hallberg

linda.hallberg@lindahl.se

 

Prison for company executives for copyright infringement

Prison for company executives for copyright infringement

On October 13 2016 the Stockholm Patent and Market Court (B 6871-14) sentenced four company executives to up to 18 months in prison and ordered them to pay fines and damages amounting to several million Swedish kronor for copyright and trademark infringement through the online sale of counterfeit furniture.

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Ludvig Holm

ludvig.holm@lindahl.se

 

Lindahl provides an update on difficult position for orphan drugs

Lindahl provides an update on difficult position for orphan drugs

In the latest newsletter from the International Law Office, Lindahl’s Annie Kabala and Jonas Löfgren provides an update on recent developments in Sweden regarding the use of products that are not approved for the same indication (off-label use) as comparator to new medicinal products in pricing decisions.

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Also read: Orphan drug denied reimbursement in health technology assessment

Annie Kabala

annie.kabala@lindahl.se

 

Lindahl förklarar omfattningen av informationsförelägganden

Lindahl förklarar omfattningen av informationsförelägganden

I det senaste nyhetsbrevet från ILO (International Law Office), diskuterar Ludvig Holm på Lindahl en nyligen avkunnad dom från Högsta domstolen, som bekräftade att det svenska genomförandet av verkställighet av EU:s direktiv om immateriella rättigheter går längre än direktivet vad avser vilken information som en part kan tvingas lämna ut om varor som gör immaterialrättsligt.

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Ludvig Holm

ludvig.holm@lindahl.se