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EU Tells Biden to Export Vaccines Now and Worry About IP Later

European Union leaders urged U.S. President Joe Biden to lift restrictions on exports of Covid-19 vaccines to address the desperate needs of developing countries before embarking on complex discussions about whether patent waivers might also boost supply in the longer term.

Von Der Leyen Calls on U.S. to Match EU Vaccine Exports (2)

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said she’s open to discussing President Joe Biden’s proposal to waive patents on Covid-19 vaccines, but that the U.S. needs to dramatically ramp up the number of shots it’s exporting in the short term.

Biomet Fails to Topple $3.55 Million Award in Hip Implant Suit

Biomet Inc. lost its bid to undo a $3.55 million verdict to an Iowa woman who alleged she suffered injury from her Biomet M2a-Magnum hip prosthesis, and that the company knew of problems with the device but put revenues first, a federal court in the state held.

Bronson Healthcare Sued Over Retirement Plan’s Fidelity Funds

Michigan’s Bronson Healthcare Group Inc. was sued in federal court by two former employees who say the company mismanaged its $737 million retirement plan by failing to rein in administrative fees or swap out expensive investment options for cheaper and better-performing alternatives.

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Covid-19 Vaccine: Can Your Employer Make You Take It?

As the Covid-19 vaccines roll out, first to frontline workers and the elderly, then to the general public, employers are making plans to return to their offices. How quickly they succeed will likely depend on how many of their employees get vaccinated.

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