Posted 15 May 2015
By Lara Burgess, PhD, RAC, Virginia Cox, JD, Bert Regeer, MD
Over the past two decades, the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Center for Drug and Evaluation and Research (CDER) has been developing new, expedited pathways to help bring innovative medical products to market more efficiently. These pathways include fast track designation, accelerated approval, priority review and, more recently, breakthrough therapy. Through these expedited pathways, some products have been approved with fewer clinical data than traditionally are required.