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Category Archives: Drug & Cosmetic Law

Reclassification of Hydrocodone Takes Effect This Week

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) published a Final Rule on August 22, 2014, which elevates hydrocodone-combination products (“HCPs”) to a Schedule II category of drugs under the Controlled Substances Act. That rule becomes effective this week – on October 6, 2014. While some hydrocodone products are already listed as Schedule II, some combination products …

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First Written Decision Pertaining to Pharmaceuticals

Practitioners monitoring the use of inter partes review (IPR) proceedings to challenge pharmaceutical patents may want to note what appears to be a pair of first-time events.  The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) recently issued the first Final Written Decision in an IPR proceeding involving a pharmaceutical-related patent. In addition, the first petition for covered business …

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