Evan Atwood is counsel in Gowling WLG's Toronto office. His practice concentrates on dealing with complex issues in regulatory law in various fields, ranging from pharmaceuticals, medical devices, food law and the regulation of cosmetics, through to electronic products and the like.
Evan has considerable experience working with clients in product development. For example, in the area of pharmaceuticals, he has guided clients from the pre-licensing phase (including the legal, regulatory and ethical issues involved in clinical trials) through the licensing phase (involving negotiations with Health Canada and dealing with provincial drug benefit formulary matters), and into the marketing phase (requiring knowledge of industry association codes of marketing, such as IMC; advertising compliance issues involving Health Canada and PAAB; and reporting obligations to Health Canada and PMPRB).
Evan also helps healthcare product manufacturers and other healthcare organizations, both public and private, in dealing with the regulatory aspects of their interactions with healthcare professionals, including issues concerning conflicts of interest and information privacy.
Evan’s experience relating to the regulation of the flow of information includes: conducting and responding to access to information requests and reviews of policies and audits of information practices in the healthcare sector, as well as analysis of the use of information between healthcare organizations, manufacturers, and government agencies in Canada and abroad.
In addition, Evan has extensive experience working with clients in dealing with reporting to regulators, product recalls and disputes between companies.