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Have PRVs Incentivized New Rare or Neglected Disease Research? Experts Discuss By Zachary Brennan - Published 08 December 2017

The priority review voucher (PRV) programs, created by Congress with an eye to incentivizing the development of new rare pediatric and neglected tropical disease drugs, have so far rewarded a wide range of small and large biopharma companies and projects, though whether PRVs have actually spurred new research remains a question.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: priority review voucher, neglected tropical disease, rare pediatric disease

Regulatory Recon: Trump Signs Short-Term Funding Bill Averting Shutdown; Philippines Seeks $59M Refund for Sanofi Dengue Vaccine (8 December 2017) By Michael Mezher - Published 08 December 2017

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Categories: News, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence

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IPRF and IGRP Merge to Become the International Pharmaceutical Regulators Programme  By Zachary Brennan - Published 08 December 2017

With an aim toward better exchanging information and avoiding duplication, the International Pharmaceutical Regulators Forum (IPRF) and International Generic Drug Regulators Programme (IGDRP) initiatives will merge as of the first of next year and be known as the International Pharmaceutical Regulators Programme (IPRP), according to notes from the IPRF's management committee meeting in Geneva on 12-13 November.

Categories: News, Asia, Canada, Europe, US, ICH, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs

Tags: IGDRP, IPRF,

Regulatory Recon: Sage Rises as Depression Drug Succeeds in Phase II; Edwards to Buy Harpoon for $250M (7 December 2017) By Michael Mezher - Published 07 December 2017

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Categories: News, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence

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Tracking Post-Approval Study Completion: Majority On-Schedule but Not Submitted By Zachary Brennan - Published 07 December 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday released its most recent report tracking the progress that new drug and biologic applicants are making on post-approval studies.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy, Research and development

Tags: post-approval studies, research requirements, post-marketing research

European Regulatory Roundup: EU Stands Firm on Demand for UK to Pay for EMA’s Exit (7 December 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 07 December 2017

Welcome to our European Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top EU regulatory news.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs

Tags: Brexit, PRAC, orphan drugs

FDA Puts Opioids, Compounding, Stem Cells at Forefront of Enforcement Efforts By Zachary Brennan - Published 06 December 2017

The US opioid epidemic, drug compounding and the proliferation of stem cell clinics selling unproven treatments were highlighted as some of the focal points for US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) enforcement efforts last year and next year, officials said Wednesday at the Food and Drug Law Institute’s litigation and compliance conference in Washington, D.C.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs

Tags: opioids, FDA enforcement, FDA compliance, FDLI, stem cells

FDA's Frey Reflects on Final Year of PDUFA V By Michael Mezher - Published 06 December 2017

As the year comes to a close, Patrick Frey, senior advisor to the director of the Office of New Drugs (OND) at the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), looked back at FDA's performance over the final year of the fifth iteration of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA V) and what's to come in PDUFA VI.

Categories: News, US, CDER, Biologics and biotechnology, Communication, Drugs, Orphan products, Submission and registration

Tags: PDUFA, NDA, BLA, Orphan Drugs, Approvals

Regulatory Recon: FDA Approves Novo Nordisk's Diabetes Drug Ozempic; Australian Competition Watchdog Sues GSK, Novartis Over Pain Relief Marketing (6 December 2017) By Michael Mezher - Published 06 December 2017

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Categories: News, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence

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Asia Regulatory Roundup: Australia Bans Transvaginal Mesh Products (5 December 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 05 December 2017

Welcome to our Asia Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top regulatory news in Asia.

Categories: News, China, Oceania, CFDA, TGA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Medical Devices

Tags: transvaginal mesh, confidential information, medicine naming

Regulatory Recon: Galectin Plummets After NASH Candidate Fails in Phase IIb Trial; Montana Sues Purdue Over Opioid Epidemic (5 December 2017) By Michael Mezher - Published 05 December 2017

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Categories: News, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence

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Woodcock: CDER Informatics System is Top Priority for 2018 By Michael Mezher - Published 05 December 2017

Going into 2018, Janet Woodcock, director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), said that her top priority will be to implement a center-wide informatics system.

Categories: News, US, CDER, Biologics and biotechnology, Compliance, Generic drugs, Over the counter drugs, Prescription drugs, Submission and registration

Tags: 21st Century Cures, Informatics, CDER

Merck and PhRMA to FDA: Wait for ICH Before Finalizing Guidance on Toxicity Testing for Cancer Drugs By Zachary Brennan - Published 04 December 2017

Drugmakers and industry groups are calling on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to hold off on finalizing a draft guidance until the International Council on Harmonisation (ICH) finalizes its own guidance on the topic of reproductive toxicity testing for oncology drugs.

Categories: News, Europe, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: cancer drugs, toxicity

Regulatory Recon: CVS to Buy Aetna for $69B; FDA Approves Heart Protection Claims for Amgen's Repatha (4 December 2017) By Michael Mezher - Published 04 December 2017

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Categories: News, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence

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Evaluating Analytical Similarity: Stakeholders Raise Questions With FDA Draft Guidance By Zachary Brennan - Published 04 December 2017

Biopharma companies and industry groups, including Pfizer, Genentech, Boehringer Ingelheim and the Biosimilars Council, have raised detailed questions in recently released comments on the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) draft guidance on statistical approaches to evaluate analytical similarities for biosimilars.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: biosimilar guidance, analytical similarity

March 2019: EMA Updates Guidance on Brexit By Zachary Brennan - Published 01 December 2017

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Commission on Friday updated guidance for pharmaceutical companies on the UK’s departure from the EU, much of which hinges on March 2019 deadlines.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs

Tags: Brexit

FDA Approves Eighth Biosimilar, First for Cancer Drug Herceptin By Zachary Brennan - Published 01 December 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday approved the first biosimilar to Roche’s breast and stomach cancer drug Herceptin (trastuzumab). Mylan and Biocon’s biosimilar is called Ogivri (trastuzumab-dkst) and follows a back and forth of delays with regulators over manufacturing issues at a plant in India.

Categories: News, Canada, Europe, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology

Tags: Herceptin, biosimilar, FDA approval

Regulatory Recon: Astellas Acquires MitoBridge in $450M Deal; National Academy of Sciences Report Lays Out Steps to Cut Drug Prices (1 December 2017) By Michael Mezher - Published 01 December 2017

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Categories: News, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence

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European Regulatory Roundup: EMA’s Rent Bill at €448M (30 November 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 30 November 2017

Welcome to our European Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top EU regulatory news.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, MHRA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Medical Devices

Tags: European Regulatory Roundup, Amsterdam EMA, Brexit

Cures Act Implementation: Gottlieb Says Faster Cancer Drug Approvals Coming for Secondary Indications By Zachary Brennan - Published 30 November 2017

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and NIH Director Francis Collins testified on Thursday before the House Energy & Commerce Committee on how their agencies have worked to implement provisions from the 21st Century Cures Act passed and signed by President Barack Obama a month before he left office.

Categories: News, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: 21st Century Cures, Scott Gottlieb, FDASIA

Regulatory Recon: Promising Phase III Results for Novartis, Teva Migraine Drugs; Sanofi Expects $120m Hit Over Dengue Vaccine Safety Issues (30 November 2017) By Michael Mezher - Published 30 November 2017

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Categories: News, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence

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Major Deregulation? FDA Withdraws Several Rules and Regulations Related to Medical Products By Zachary Brennan - Published 29 November 2017

Almost a year ago, President Donald Trump told pharmaceutical executives that his administration would cut 75% to 80% of regulations, "at a level no one has ever seen before."

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: Trump, regulations, deregulatory

As Transparency on Priority Review Vouchers Fades, Prices Level Off By Zachary Brennan - Published 29 November 2017

In the early days of the priority review voucher (PRV) programs, back in 2014 and 2015, companies publicly disclosed who they sold the PRVs to, how much they cost and which products they were eventually used to speed the review of.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Orphan products, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: priority review vouchers, transparency, PRV prices

Regulatory Recon: Melinta Buys Medicines Co's Infectious Disease Business; Bluebird Buys Facility to Make Viruses for Gene Therapy Delivery (29 November 2017) By Michael Mezher - Published 29 November 2017

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EMA Offers Guidance on Post-Brexit Changes as Industry Groups Call for Transition Period By Zachary Brennan - Published 28 November 2017

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Tuesday outlined the requirements that companies should follow when they apply for changes to their marketing authorization to allow for the continued marketing of their medicine in the European Economic Area (EEA) after the UK withdraws from the EU.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, MHRA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy, Submission and registration

Tags: Brexit, EFPIA