A unique work in legal literature, Life Sciences Law in Canada provides a roadmap for protecting the intellectual property associated with medicines, medical devices and natural health products in Canada, for getting them on to the market and for keeping them on the market. All of the legislation and regulation applicable to companies carrying on business in Canada in the life sciences, be they major, established pharmaceutical companies or small, fledgling start-ups is examined in detail. Life Sciences Law in Canada contains plain language explanations demystifying essential regulatory requirements affecting the marketing of drugs, medical devices and natural health products in Canada, including complex drug, medical device and natural health product legislation in Canada, including the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations. Life Sciences Law in Canada details the patent, trade-mark and copyright laws available to protect such products, such as biotechnological innovations, and the enforcement mechanisms for those rights. Constraints on advertising and pricing in the field of pharmaceuticals are also addressed. Business issues, including licensing, practices relating to outsourcing and tax incentives relating to scientific research and development are addressed. Life Sciences Law in Canada outlines relevant international obligations that concern the life sciences industry including a discussion of the mechanics of the Jean Chretien Pledge to Africa legislation. An indispensable resource for the practitioner, Life Sciences Law in Canada provides practical information that focuses on actual problems and real issues. Plain English explanations of complex legal regimes and comprehensive appendices provide all the information required at the readers' fingertips.
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