Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare

Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare

Our lawyers are experienced in acting for clients in the health and pharmaceutical industry including:

  • acting as Chair of the Code of Conduct Committee for Medicines Australia which involves considering claims of breaches of the Code and making an impartial decision as to whether there has been a breach of the Code;
  • acting for an international pharmaceutical company in proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia;
  • acting for a US company that provides treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease and sciatica;
  • acting for a pharmacy in proceedings in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal;
  • acting for a number of pharmaceutical companies on product recall procedures;
  • acting for a large medical insurance provider in relation to an independent audit report to the ACCC in relation to trade practices compliance;
  • acting for a medical clinic in a claim of misuse of confidential information;
  • providing advice to doctors in relation to complaints made by the Medical Council of NSW and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency;
  • providing advice to a US company in relation to its operations in Australia and New Zealand;
  • advising an online distributor of optical products about the importation of contact lenses into Australia;
  • acting for pharmaceutical companies in proceedings in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal seeking review of decisions of the Minister for Health in refusing to register drugs on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods;
  • acting for pharmaceutical companies in complaints about advertising of prescription and over the counter products under the relevant industry codes of conduct;
  • advising distributors of nutritional products and medical devices on product recalls and negotiating the terms of recalls with the Therapeutic Goods Administration;
  • advising a charity that provides facilities for disabled children and adults about ‘no resuscitation’ orders and advanced health care directives;
  • acting for a pharmaceutical company in relation to alleged breaches of the Code of Conduct and Federal Court proceedings for false and misleading conduct;
  • assisting a pharmaceutical company to lodge a complaint for breach of the Code of Conduct;
  • conducting a review of Aging, Disability and Homecare, Department of Human Services dispute resolution processes and considering the establishment of a mediation process;
  • acting for a doctor in relation to defamation claims relating to off label use;
  • acting for a pharmaceutical company in relation to a breach of contract claim;
  • acting for medical professionals in relation to alleged unprofessional conduct;
  • acting for a pharmacist appealing rejection of an application to the Australian Community Pharmacy Authority;
  • acting for a Taiwanese manufacturer of a therapeutic device in a cross-claim by the Australian distributor in the Supreme Court of NSW where it was alleged that defects in the labelling of the device resulted in serious injury to a child;
  • acting for an international cosmetic company in proceedings against it in the Supreme Court of the ACT concerning an alleged anaphylactic reaction to skin care products; and
  • acting for a global silicone supplier in finalising class actions for silicone implants in the Federal Court and Supreme Court of NSW and in dealing with subsequent claims in the District Court of NSW.

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