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Biotechnology

TweetLawsuits alleging injury from the da Vinci surgical robot increased from 33 to 50, Intuitive Surgical Inc. reported Oct. 18, a 51 percent jump in three months. In a Form 10-Q report to stockholders filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Intuitive said the lawsuits have been filed in various federal and state courts […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News An Arkansas state court judge on Jan. 31 ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $ 181.1 million to a law firm that last year got the state government a record $ 1.2 billion verdict for alleged violations of state law in the marketing of the atypical antipsychotic drug […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A Kentucky appeals court panel on Oct. 12 vacated verdicts totaling more than $ 130.7 million against two drug makers for publishing inflated average wholesale prices (AWPs), saying the Kentucky Medicaid program was well aware of the practice and was complicit in the scheme (Sandoz Inc. v. Commonwealth […]

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TweetThe FDA recently launched a first-ever plan to speed up the approval of biosimilar drugs in the U.S. as part of the health care overhaul proposed by President Obama over two years ago.  The new initiative represents another effort to bring down the astronomical costs of healthcare. Biosimilar drugs are drugs that are cheaper versions […]

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