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FDA issues list of essential medicines and countermeasures required under Buy American Executive Order

Regarding the Trump Administration’s August 6, 2020 “Buy American” Executive Order, which was the subject of a prior client alert, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...


Buy American EO applies domestic preferences for "essential medicines" and "medical countermeasures"

On August 6, 2020, U.S. President Donald Trump issued his much-anticipated "Buy American" Executive Order (EO), intended to increase and support domestic manufacture and Federal...


Emergency government contracting: FEMA issues regulation implementing Defense Production Act

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued an interim final rule to implement standards and procedures for use of the priorities and allocations authority under the...


Trump invokes Defense Production Act to block exports of Personal Protective Equipment

With reports of widespread shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilators and the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to expand nationwide, the Trump Administration has turned to ...


Federal Circuit Acetris decision changes procurement country of origin landscape
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On Monday, in the much-anticipated decision in Acetris Health, LLC v. U.S. 18-2399, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the “Federal Circuit”) ruled that U.S....


Oral argument in Acetris TAA case

Earlier this week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the Federal Circuit) heard oral argument in Acetris Health LLC v. U.S. 18-2399 (Fed. Cir, argued 1 Oct. 2019), an...


Medical Device Contractor Settles FCA Allegations Based on TAA Violations Government Contracts Alert

On Thursday, 8 August 2019 the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Danish medical device company Ambu Inc. (Ambu) will pay US$3.3 million to settle False Claims Act (FCA)...


Landmark Supreme Court ruling on FOIA protection favors business

Yesterday, 24 June 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision, Food Mktg. Inst. v. Argus Leader Media, 139 S. Ct. 915 (2019), that overturns a half-century of precedent...

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Sovereign immunity shields university from inventorship dispute

In a case involving medical methods invented by two Nobel laureates, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled that sovereign immunity prevents a third researcher from...

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