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Asia Regulatory Roundup: China’s Supreme Court Clarifies Legal Scope to Punish Trial Data Fraudsters (22 August 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 22 August 2017

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

Categories: News, Asia, CFDA, TGA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs, Medical Devices

Tags: NPPA, knee implants, pharmacovigilance

Regulatory Recon: J&J Pays $417M for Baby Powder Link to Cancer (22 August 2017) By Zachary Brennan - Published 22 August 2017

Welcome to Regulatory Reconnaissance, your daily regulatory news and intelligence briefing.

Categories: News, Asia, Canada, Europe, US, EMA, FDA, Health Canada, MHRA, PMDA, WHO, Drugs, Government affairs, Medical Devices

Tags: Regulatory Reconnaissance, Regulatory, Links, News, Regulatory News, Regulatory Intelligence, FDA News, EMA News

FDA Explains Emergency Expanded Access Application Process By Zachary Brennan - Published 18 August 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has laid out the process by which doctors can access an investigational drug for treatment use in an individual patient in an emergency situation, both during and after normal business hours in a new Manual of Policies and Procedures.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Crisis management, Drugs, Government affairs

Tags: expanded access, Right to Try, emergency IND

Professors Offer 3 Questions on FDA’s New Digital Health Framework By Zachary Brennan - Published 17 August 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent push to reshape how it regulates digital health products with shifts to third-party certification and more postmarket reviews is called into question by three law professors in Health Affairs, who offer up three questions about the direction of the plan.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Government affairs, Medical Devices

Tags: digital health, pre-certification pilot

PhRMA Criticizes FDA's 'Unnecessary' Research on Drug Advertising and Promotion By Zachary Brennan - Published 16 August 2017

The pharmaceutical industry lobbying group known as the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) is harshly criticizing the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) research focused on prescription drug advertising and promotion and calling for a clearer vision on how this research protects public health.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Advertising and Promotion, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs, Quality, Regulatory strategy

Tags: PhRMA, drug advertising and promotion, FDA research

How the Government Will Pay Companies to Develop Biodefense Products and Win Lucrative PRVs By Zachary Brennan - Published 15 August 2017

As the nearly 1,000-page 21st Century Cures Act is implemented in phases, the full impact of the law is just beginning to be realized, and for one provision, the law has created a new program that rewards companies for developing products that the government purchases and often pays to develop.

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

Tags: priority review vouchers, biodefense, medical countermeasures

FDA Considers WHO Scheduling Change for 17 Drug Substances By Zachary Brennan - Published 11 August 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday sought public comments to help prepare a response to the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding the abuse liability and diversion of 17 drug substances, many of which are opioids and similar to fentanyl. WHO will consider whether to recommend certain international restrictions be placed on the drugs.

Categories: News, US, FDA, WHO, Crisis management, Drugs, Government affairs

Tags: drug substances, fentanyl, opioids, cannabis

New Research Compares Drug Regulators Around the Globe By Zachary Brennan - Published 11 August 2017

Pharmaceutical regulations vary widely in different countries, though new research published Friday in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery offers comparisons in terms of various regulators’ budgets, staff, new drug approvals and timelines for approvals.

Categories: News, Asia, Canada, Europe, US, Anvisa, CFDA, EMA, FDA, MHRA, PMDA, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: comparison of drug regulators, new drug approval times, drug regulator reviewers

European Regulatory Roundup: EMA Revises Pharmacovigilance Guideline After Danish Agency Spots 'Big Problem' (10 August 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 10 August 2017

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

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: pharmacovigilance, DKMA, Swissmedic

Generic Drugs in 2017: FDA on Track for Most Approvals Ever By Zachary Brennan - Published 08 August 2017

Ten months into Fiscal Year 2017 and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is on pace to break its record-setting year for abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) approvals from the last year.

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

Tags: generic drug approvals, ANDA approvals

BIO Highlights IP Challenges Around the Globe By Zachary Brennan - Published 07 August 2017

As part of an effort to help the US Trade Representative understand and preserve strong intellectual property (IP) protections for US companies, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) recently put together a report highlighting challenges worldwide and noting that IP reforms outside the US could improve conditions for exporting biotech products.

Categories: News, Africa, Asia, Middle East, Anvisa, CFDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs

Tags: intellectual property BIO, biopharmaceutical patents, ANVISA, IP protections

Nature Editorial: FDA Needs Help Assessing Cutting-Edge Tech Published 07 August 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is increasingly being tasked with evaluating cutting-edge therapies and technology that its in-house expertise may not be able to address, according to a Nature editorial, which recommends academic scientists help the agency.

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

Tags: CAR-T, academic scientists, Scott Gottlieb

FDA: US Clinical Research Using Three-Parent Baby Technique is Illegal By Zachary Brennan - Published 07 August 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Friday that it is illegal to perform research in the US on a new type of technology that showed promise last year in helping a woman who had multiple miscarriages because of a genetic disorder to give birth to a baby boy in Mexico without that disorder.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Government affairs, Human cell and tissue, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: mitochondrial replacement therapy, MRT, three parent baby technique, Leigh's syndrome,

Who's Actually Using 'Right-To-Try' Laws? A Texas Oncologist Explains his Experience By Zachary Brennan - Published 04 August 2017

What do a former prosecutor living in Arizona and unexpectedly diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumors by a specialist at the Mayo Clinic and referred for treatment in Switzerland, a Coloradoan who was also diagnosed and referred to Switzerland for treatment, and a Los Angeles-based lawyer who tried to get into immunotherapy trials but was denied have in common? They all say they obtained treatment from a Houston-based oncology center that has extended their lives thanks to a Texas "Right-to-Try" law.

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

Tags: Right to Try, Goldwater Institute, Texas Right-to-Try, Delpassand

Senate Passes 'Right-to-Try' Bill By Zachary Brennan - Published 03 August 2017

The Senate on Thursday passed via unanimous consent (meaning there was not actually a vote) a bill that claims to improve terminal patients' access to experimental drugs but, if passed in the House and signed into law, may further burden and undermine the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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

Tags: Right-to-Try, right to try legislation, Senate right to try

Asia Regulatory Roundup: Australia Proposes to Align Device Regulations With EU (1 August 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 01 August 2017

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

Categories: News, Asia, CDSCO, TGA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: Asia Regulatory Roundup, medical device regulations, online regulatory filing

Senate to Finish FDA User Fee Reauthorization Bill Ahead of Summer Recess By Zachary Brennan - Published 01 August 2017

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Tuesday that the Senate will follow its House counterparts and vote on the bipartisan US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) user fee reauthorization bill before heading to recess at the end of next week.

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

Tags: FDA user fees, BsUFA, GDUFA, PDUFA, MDUFA, drug prices, Medicare

19 European Cities Vie to Host EMA Headquarters By Zachary Brennan - Published 01 August 2017

The European Commission on Tuesday said it will assess the 19 offers from EU cities to host the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) headquarters as it moves from London's Canary Wharf following Britain's decision to leave the EU.

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

Tags: EMA relocation, EMA headquarters, applications for new EMA headquarters

White House Commission on Opioids to Trump: Declare a National Emergency By Zachary Brennan - Published 31 July 2017

The White House Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis on Monday urged President Donald Trump to declare the opioid crisis a national emergency under the either the Public Health Service Act or the Stafford Act.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Drugs, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: opioids, White House opioid commission, Chris Christie, addiction

Gottlieb: FDA Will Delay Sending Layoff Notices By Michael Mezher - Published 25 July 2017

In an email to agency staff on Monday, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said he will delay issuing layoff notices until after 30 September 2017, when the agency's current user fee agreements expire, if Congress has not passed legislation to reauthorize the agreements by then.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Government affairs

Tags: User Fee Reauthorization, Layoffs, Reduction in Force, RIF, Scott Gottlieb

Senate Appropriations Bill Maintains FDA Funding for 2018 By Michael Mezher - Published 18 July 2017

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies on Tuesday voted to advance its draft FY2018 appropriations bill, which includes $2.8 billion in discretionary funding for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Categories: News, US, FDA, Government affairs

Tags: Appropriations, FY2018, User Fees, Budget

White House Doubles Down on Call to Fund FDA Entirely With Industry Fees By Zachary Brennan - Published 13 July 2017

Following the House of Represenatatives' passage of the bill to reauthorize US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) user fees on Wednesday, the White House doubled down on its earlier call to amend the agreements so that FDA is entirely funded by medical products industries.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Crisis management, Drugs, Government affairs, Medical Devices

Tags: White House, Donald Trump, FDA user fees, Right-to-Try, FDA bill

House Passes Bill to Reauthorize FDA User Fee Programs By Zachary Brennan - Published 12 July 2017

In a moment of bipartisanship, the US House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill via voice vote to reauthorize the prescription drug, generic drug, medical device and biosimilar user fee programs through 2022.

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

Tags: FDARA, FDA user fee reauthorization, user fees, BsUFA, MDUFA, GDUFA, PDUFA

FDA Panel Votes Unanimously in Favor of First CAR-T Cancer Therapy By Zachary Brennan - Published 12 July 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee on Wednesday voted unanimously, 10 to 0, in favor of the benefit-risk profile for the first of a new kind of cancer therapy, known as a Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Government affairs, Human cell and tissue, Manufacturing, Quality, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: CAR-T, Novartis, CTL019, gene therapy, cell therapy, ODAC

Regulatory Recon: FDA Reverses on Amicus’ Fabry Disease Treatment; Sanofi Acquires Protein Sciences (11 July 2017) By Zachary Brennan - Published 11 July 2017

Welcome to Regulatory Reconnaissance, your daily regulatory news and intelligence briefing.

Categories: News, Asia, Europe, US, EMA, FDA, MHRA, NICE, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs, Medical Devices

Tags: Regulatory Reconnaissance, Regulatory, Links, News, Regulatory News, Regulatory Intelligence, FDA News, EMA News