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Gottlieb Looks to Boost Generic Drug Competition By Michael Mezher - Published 21 June 2017

As the US continues to grapple with the high cost of prescription drugs, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday announced plans to stop drugmakers from gaming the system to block generic competition.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Generic drugs, Submission and registration

Tags: REMS, Competition, Generic Drugs

FDA Commissioner Vows to Eliminate Backlog of Orphan Drug Designation Requests By Michael Mezher - Published 20 June 2017

At a Senate hearing on President Donald Trump's FY2018 budget request for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Commissioner Scott Gottlieb vowed to eliminate the backlog of orphan drug designation requests and said he will soon release "modern and risk-based" tools for assessing new treatments, especially for rare diseases and conditions with no effective treatments.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Generic drugs, Orphan products

Tags: FY2018 Budget, Appropriations, Orphan Drug Designations, REMS, Scott Gottlieb

CBO Releases Cost Estimate for User Fee Bill By Michael Mezher - Published 19 June 2017

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on Thursday released its cost estimate for the Senate's bill to reauthorize the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) user fee programs, saying the agency will need $1.2 billion in appropriations from 2018-2022 to implement changes brought on by the bill.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Generic drugs, Prescription drugs, Government affairs, Medical Devices, Submission and registration

Tags: CBO, User Fees, Reauthorization

US FDA Sees Major Spike in BA/BE Studies in India By Zachary Brennan - Published 19 June 2017

In 2002, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did not conduct any bioavailability (BA) or bioequivalence (BE) study inspections in India for generic drug applications. A little more than a decade later, and nearly half of all FDA's BA/BE study inspections are conducted on the subcontinent.

Categories: News, India, US, CDSCO, FDA, Clinical, Crisis management, Generic drugs, Government affairs

Tags: BA and BE studies, bioequivalence, generic drugs from India

Priority Generic Drug Reviews: New FDA Draft Guidance By Michael Mezher - Published 19 June 2017

In preparation of its commitments under the second Generic Drug User Fee Amendments (GDUFA II), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday released a draft guidance laying out how sponsors can qualify for shorter review times for priority generic drugs.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Communication, Generic drugs, Submission and registration

Tags: Priority Generics, ANDA, Pre-Submission Facility Correspondence, PFC

FDA Offers Updated Form for Field Alert Reports By Michael Mezher - Published 16 June 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday released an updated version of its automated Field Alert Report (FAR) form, following the conclusion of a successful four-year pilot program.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Generic drugs, Prescription drugs, Postmarket surveillance

Tags: FAR, Field Alert Reports

FDA Approves First Generic Version of Gilead's HIV Drug Truvada By Michael Mezher - Published 09 June 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday announced it has approved Teva Pharmaceuticals' generic version of Gilead's HIV drug Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate).

Categories: News, US, FDA, Generic drugs, Submission and registration

Tags: Truvada, Teva, Gilead, PrEP

New Maryland Law to Restrict Generic Drug Price Increases By Zachary Brennan - Published 30 May 2017

A new Maryland law to keep generic drug prices from increasing by too much goes a step further than price transparency bills and laws in other states, but it’s leaving some with more questions about its broader impact.

Categories: News, US, Biologics and biotechnology, Business Skills, Generic drugs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: generic drug prices, state drug price legislation, drug price increases, Nevada insulin

Copaxone Generics: Who Will Win First Filer Exclusivity? By Zachary Brennan - Published 25 May 2017

Generic versions of Teva’s multi-billion-dollar per year multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone (glatiramer) are coming, but a closer look at which competitor might win the coveted 180-day exclusivity for its generic reveals an unusual and complex situation.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Generic drugs, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: Copaxone, Teva, Mylan, Momenta, Synthon, Dr. Reddy's

FDA Issues New and Revised Guidance for Generic Drugs By Michael Mezher - Published 16 May 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday released a batch of 21 new and 16 revised draft guidances intended to help drugmakers conduct the studies needed to support the approval of certain generic drugs.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Clinical, Generic drugs, Submission and registration

Tags: Product-Specific Guidance, Bioequivalence

Generic Drug User Fee Act (GDUFA): Overview and Proposed Changes for 2018 By Karla Mark-Lantz, PhD - Published 11 May 2017

This article discusses aspects of the Generic Drug User Fee Act enacted by Congress as part of the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA), including fees, changes enabling FDA to speed up reviews, GDUFA goals and proposed changes and impacts as the first five–year phase concludes in 2017.

Categories: Features, US, FDA, Generic drugs, Submission and registration

Tags: GDUFA

FDA User Fee Programs By Denise Gottfried MS, MBA, RAC, Patricia Maguire, PhD, Angeline Chooi, Adam Eldridge, PhD, Jonathan Gottfried, MBA - Published 08 May 2017

This article provides an overview of upcoming important changes to FDA's major user fee programs (PDUFA VI, MDUFA IV and GDUFA II) for Fiscal 2018–2022. It discusses new performance goals, additional commitments FDA has agreed upon with industry and how these changes could impact various types of industry submission strategies.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Generic drugs, Medical Devices, Submission and registration

Tags: User Fees, PDUFA, MDUFA, GDUFA

FDA Issues Form 483 for Lupin's Goa Facility By Michael Mezher - Published 28 April 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an inspection report to major Indian generic drugmaker Lupin Limited following an inspection of its Goa, India facility earlier this month.

Categories: News, India, US, FDA, Generic drugs, Manufacturing

Tags: Form 483, Lupin

House and Senate Revive Bill Targeting Generic Drug Delays By Zachary Brennan - Published 27 April 2017

Leaders of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees, led by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), on Thursday re-introduced legislation to combat anticompetitive practices that can block the market entry of lower-cost generic drugs. 

Categories: News, US, FDA, Clinical, Generic drugs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: CREATES Act, generic drug delay, REMS, Leahy

Generic Drug Industry Group Seeks FDA Regulation Changes By Zachary Brennan - Published 25 April 2017

The Association of Accessible Medicines (AAM), formerly known as the Generic Pharmaceutical Association, has recommended five major US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation tweaks in a letter to the Department of Commerce.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Generic drugs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: generic drug policy, AAM and FDA regulations, label changes for generics

‘FAST’ Generics Act Seeks to Thwart Abuse of FDA Safety Programs By Zachary Brennan - Published 10 April 2017

A bipartisan House bill introduced on Friday seeks to stop pharmaceutical companies from blocking generic competitors by abusing US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) safety programs.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Distribution, Generic drugs, Government affairs

Tags: generic drug bill, pay for delay, REMS, delaying generic drug entry

Main Challenge for Generic Drugmakers? First Cycle Approvals, FDA Says By Zachary Brennan - Published 04 April 2017

The biggest outstanding challenge for the generic drug industry moving into the second iteration of its user fee agreement is multiple cycle reviews before approval, Kathleen Uhl, director of the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Office of Generic Drugs told participants Tuesday at a generic drugs forum for small businesses.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Generic drugs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: generic drugs, generic drug backlog, ANDA, abbreviated new drug applications

EMA Calls to Suspend More Than 300 Drugs due to Unreliable Studies From Indian CRO By Zachary Brennan - Published 24 March 2017

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Friday announced it is recommending the suspension of more than 300 approvals and applications for generic drugs for which bioequivalence studies were conducted by Chennai, India-based contract research organization (CRO) Micro Therapeutic Research Labs.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, Compliance, Generic drugs, Product withdrawl and retirement, Research and development

Tags: Indian CRO, CRO suspension, EMA suspension, generic drugs

International Generic Drug Regulators Unveil New Biowaiver Assessment Template By Zachary Brennan - Published 01 March 2017

Regulatory authorities participating in the International Generic Drug Regulators Programme (IGDRP) have crafted and released a Biopharmaceutics Classification System (BCS) Biowaiver Assessment Report template for use by its members.

Categories: News, Asia, Canada, Europe, US, CFDA, EMA, FDA, Health Canada, WHO, Generic drugs, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: IGDRP, biowaivers, Biopharmaceutics Classification System

FDA Office of Generics Points to Record-Setting 2016 Ahead of Next Week’s Hearing By Zachary Brennan - Published 24 February 2017

While reporting a US savings of $1.68 trillion over the last 10 years for generic drugs, Kathleen Uhl, director of the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Office of Generic Drugs (OGD), also unveiled statistics for another record-setting year in generic drug approvals.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Generic drugs

Tags: Office of Generic Drugs, GDUFA, BsUFA

FDA Continues to Reduce Generic Drug Backlog By Zachary Brennan - Published 22 February 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday revealed that it approved more than 700 abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs) for generic drugs in 2016, though the number of ANDAs pending an industry response also rose by more than 700.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Crisis management, Generic drugs, Government affairs

Tags: ANDA approvals, generic drug backlog, generic drug dashboard

FDA Revises Bioequivalence Guidance for Generic Durezol Following Novartis Petition By Michael Mezher - Published 14 February 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday revised its draft bioequivalence (BE) guidance detailing the agency's expectations for generic versions of Durezol (difluprednate ophthalmic emulsion) in response to a citizen petition from Alcon and its parent company Novartis.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Generic drugs, Submission and registration

Tags: Durezol, Difluprednate Ophthalmic Emulsion, Alcon, Novartis, Citizen Petition, Bioequivalence

May Deadline for FDA's eCTD Transition Approaches By Zachary Brousseau - Published 13 February 2017

Beginning 5 May, pharmaceutical, biologic and generic manufacturers will have to submit to FDA all New Drug Applications, Biologics License Application and Abbreviated New Drug Applications using the electronic Common Technical Document (eCTD).

Categories: HTML, Articles, Under RAPS, RAPS, Compliance, Generic drugs, Prescription drugs, Submission and registration

Tags: eCTD, electronic Common Technical Document, Submissions

CFDA Publishes Four Draft Guidances on Inspections of Generic Drug Development By Yingying Liu, Siegfried Schmitt - Published 06 February 2017

This article provides the details of four draft guidances published on 21 December 2016 by the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) regarding on-site inspection of generic drugs, including how CFDA will be evaluating their quality and efficacy and possible inspection outcomes and the responsibilities of 31 local province level FDA inspection teams in China.

Categories: Features, China, CFDA, Clinical, Compliance, Generic drugs, Prescription drugs

Tags: Draft Guidance

FDA Explains How GDUFA II Will Help Small Businesses By Zachary Brennan - Published 26 January 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday offered more details on how the second iteration of the Generic Drug User Fee Act (GDUFA), which must be approved by Congress and President Donald Trump by the end of September 2017, will improve upon the first.

Categories: News, US, CDER, Generic drugs, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy, Submission and registration

Tags: GDUFA II, generic drug user fees, CMO user fees