Health Pod
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The Health Pod

The Health Pod, Baker McKenzie's industry podcast series, highlights sector-specific issues and trends that affect healthcare and life sciences companies.
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Baker McKenzie's regulatory team can help you navigate the complex regulatory landscape of the retail, cosmetics, nutritional, pharmaceutical and medical device, generic products, and food and consumer packaged goods sectors.

Recognized by LMG Life Sciences as the 2020 Firm to Watch in FDA regulatory, we are committed to advise and represent startups to multinational corporations serving as key strategic advisors for domestic issues and to assist in navigating regional, global and cross-jurisdictional issues.

We are forward thinking and vigilant, staying abreast of applicable laws and regulations to provide clients current and forward-thinking advice and counsel across a broad range of issues.

Our key areas of support include:

  • transactional due diligence and post-acquisition support for business growth
  • restructuring strategies including investments, M&A and divestitures
  • compliance matters including audits, navigating notices from regulatory agencies, proactive compliance programs
  • cross-border issues for clients and regulatory issues in other jurisdictions

Biopharmaceuticals and Medical Devices

We assist clients in the product development stage through commercialization and product launch. We carefully review necessary filings, provide research as well as clinical trial guidance and support, navigate meetings with the FDA, and assist in pre-launch planning, labeling, advertising and promotional strategies and materials review, and FDA enforcement.

Additional areas of support include:

  • manufacturing and supply agreements with focus on potential cross-border issues impacting supply chain footprint
  • required certifications and additional areas of compliance, specific to medical devices
  • compliance programs and ready support from our Litigation & Disputes for False Claims Act disputes

Cosmetics and Food

We have extensive experience in products regulated under the Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act and the Fair Packaging & Labeling Act. We work closely with clients as advisors in reviewing products they manufacture, distribute or sell for compliance with regulatory guidelines including additives, coloring and any materials along their supply chain used in production.

Our team works extensively with clients during product development, in labeling, advertising and marketing promotional strategies as well as cross-jurisdictional regulatory issues, supply chain issues and agreements, distributor agreements and more.

We also work in conjunction with our Litigation & Disputes team in defense of claims of mislabeling, false claims, and comparative advertising.