Licks Attorneys' COMPLIANCE Blog

Sexual harassment complaints at CEF and the integrity program

On June 29, 2022, several media outlets, including the Isto É Dinheiro magazine, published revelations that, despite the political capitalization by the government's opponents, brought to light a worrying threat to the effectiveness of the integrity programs implemented in the various government entities.

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Information Wall – A Growing Need

On May 9, 2022, the website “Policy & Medicine” published an interesting article signed by Thomas Sullivan titled “McKinsey – Serving as a Double Agent?”. It describes that the Oversight and Reform Committee on the US House of Representatives issued a report concluding that 22 consultants from the renowned McKinsey consulting firm were assigned to work simultaneously with the US government and with opioid manufacturers.

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ANPD is transformed into an Autonomous Agency

On this 13th of June, the Brazilian government issued the Executive Order #1,124, which was also published in the Federal Gazette on June 14, 2022. Containing 10 articles, it enters into force on the date of its publication.

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ANS' List of Procedures is exhaustive, according to the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice. What does this mean for us?

On June 8, 2022, Brazil witnessed the unfolding of another chapter involving healthcare plans, patients and the Brazilian Agency of Supplementary Health (ANS), this time at the headquarters of the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice (STJ), in Brasilia.

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The DPO is recognized in the Brazilian Classification of Occupations

The first step towards recognizing the profession of Data Protection Officer (DPO) in Brazil, which was introduced by the definition contained in Article 5, VIII of the Brazilian Data Privacy Act (LGPD) – Statute #13,709/2018. This step was taken with its inclusion in the Brazilian Classification of Occupations (CBO), created by Ordinance #397 of October 10, 2002.

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The FDA unifies Premarket Review for Combination Products

In January 2022, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published an interesting guide, called Principles of Premarket Pathways for Combination Products, which establishes the unification of premarket review of combination products.

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Advances in Telemedicine Regulation in Brazil

Up until now, telemedicine in Brazil had been regulated by Law 13,989 of April 15, 2020, which provided for the use of telemedicine during the crisis caused by the coronavirus (SARS-COV-2). That is, apparently there was only regulation approved in Congress, after the country faced a national emergency, because of the pandemic that was expanding and causing deaths and sequelae wherever it arrived, forcing social isolation. In fact, social isolation was the driving force for services, such as those resulting from the use of telemedicine.

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FCPA 2021 Review - Hot Cases

For this week's Licks Attorneys Compliance Blog, we will re-air the webinar “FCPA Review 2021 – Hot Cases”, hosted by our partner Alexandre Dalmasso.

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Does doing the right thing deserve recognition?

Successful compliance programs typically take place in organizations with examples coming from the top. There is no doubt about the fundamental factor for success in such programs: top management engagement, or a culture of example. There is no way for a compliance program to prosper otherwise.

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How to Protect Your Personal Data

On August 14, 2018, the Brazilian General Data Protection Act (LGPD) – Statute #13,709 established general rules for the protection of every individual's personal data – something that, until then, lacked safeguards and limits on third-party use.

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Lessons in Drug Promotion by the FDA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the American agency responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the control and supervision of food safety, medicines and the like, a role similar to that performed by ANVISA in Brazil.

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Changes to Legislation of the Brazilian Public Healthcare System (SUS) Bring Hope to Patients

One of the greatest Brazilian achievements is undoubtedly the Brazilian Public Healthcare System (SUS). Provided for by Article 196 of the 1988 Brazilian Constitution, it establishes that health is a right for all and a duty of the State, and guarantees to every Brazilian access to public health, regardless of payment to the Brazilian Social-Security Administration (INSS).

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Interfarma updates its Code of Conduct

We have recently published two posts regarding the update made to the codes of PhRMA (Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America) and the IMC (Innovative Medicines Canada).

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Innovative Medicines Canada (IMC) updates its Code of Ethical Practices

The Innovative Medicines Canada (IMC) was founded on April 23, 1914, by representatives of 10 pharmaceutical and toilet products companies under the name “Canadian Association of Manufacturers of Medicinal and Toilet Products”. In 1915, the association changed its name to “Canadian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association”, while in 1965, the association again changed its name to the “Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association of Canada (PMAC)”.

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