Current Issue: Summer 2014

The Conflict Between the FDA’s Pre-Launch Activities Importation Request Program and the Hatch-Waxman Act

The Conflict Between the FDA’s Pre-Launch Activities Importation Request Program and the Hatch-Waxman Act

by Alex Cheng and Matthew Avery   –   In 2008, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) implemented the Pre-Launch Activities Importation Request (PLAIR) program.  The FDA exercises its enforcement discretion under the guise of the PLAIR program to permit drug manufacturers to import unapproved … Read More

by Alex Cheng and Matthew Avery   –   In 2008, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) implemented the Pre-Launch Activities Importation Request (PLAIR) program.  The FDA exercises its enforcement discretion under the guise of the PLAIR program to permit drug manufacturers to import unapproved … Read more

An Insight into the Apparel Industry’s Patent Troll Problem

An Insight into the Apparel Industry’s Patent Troll Problem

by Ashli Weiss   –   Patent trolls have increasingly targeted the end users of patent-encumbered technology rather than suing the companies that created the allegedly infringing products themselves. Apparel companies provide a useful example of the predicament faced by a variety of similarly … Read More

by Ashli Weiss   –   Patent trolls have increasingly targeted the end users of patent-encumbered technology rather than suing the companies that created the allegedly infringing products themselves. Apparel companies provide a useful example of the predicament faced by a variety of similarly … Read more

Mental Health Parity: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Parity Definition Implications

Mental Health Parity: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Parity Definition Implications

by Suann Kessler   –   At least twenty-eight percent of American adults suffer from a mental or addictive disorder.  However, even today, health insurance coverage for mental health services differs drastically from that of other medical services.  Nonetheless, although it has yet to achieve … Read More

by Suann Kessler   –   At least twenty-eight percent of American adults suffer from a mental or addictive disorder.  However, even today, health insurance coverage for mental health services differs drastically from that of other medical services.  Nonetheless, although it has yet to achieve … Read more