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Asia Regulatory Roundup: India Tightens Stem Cell Guidelines (17 September 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 17 October 2017

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

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

Tags: Asia Regulatory Roundup, stem cells, black triangle

ICH Transparency: New Info on Funding, Expert Working Groups By Zachary Brennan - Published 17 October 2017

The International Council for Harmonisation (ICH) on Monday began a push toward more transparency, with the release of which members make up its expert working groups and new data on how ICH is funded.

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

Tags: ICH funding, E9, E11, S5

Biopharma Firms Seek Clarity on FDA Draft Guidance on CMC Annual Reports By Zachary Brennan - Published 16 October 2017

Industry groups and biopharma companies are seeking additional clarity from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding draft guidance released in August on chemistry, manufacturing and controls (CMC) postapproval changes to be documented in annual reports.

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

Tags: CMC changes, BIO, Sanofi, Pfizer, GSK, AAM

Meeting With FDA After a CRL: Draft Guidance on What to Expect By Zachary Brennan - Published 13 October 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday released new draft guidance for industry on the 30-minute post-complete response letter (CRL) meetings between FDA and abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) applicants to help clarify deficiencies.

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

Tags: CRL, complete response letter, draft guidance

EMA Responds to BMJ Article Questioning Benefits of Recent Cancer Drug Approvals By Zachary Brennan - Published 13 October 2017

As more cancer drugs are approved and prices continue to rise, questions have circulated on whether these drugs are extending patient survival or improving quality of life (QoL).

Categories: News, Europe, US, EMA, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Postmarket surveillance, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: cancer drug approvals, QoL, survival benefit

FDA Panel Votes Unanimously in Favor of Gene Therapy to Treat Rare Eye Disorder By Zachary Brennan - Published 12 October 2017

Philadelphia-based Spark Therapeutics took its gene therapy before the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee on Thursday and the panel voted 16 to 0 in favor of approving the subretinal injection, representing a major step forward for adeno-associated virus gene therapies.

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

Tags: Spark Therapeutics, gene therapy, retinal disease, Luxturna

When to Submit an ANDA vs. a 505(b)(2) Application: FDA Discusses in Draft Guidance By Zachary Brennan - Published 12 October 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) offers multiple abbreviated approval pathways for potential drug developers, and in new draft guidance released on Thursday the agency explains both the pathways where abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs) and 505(b)(2) applications can be submitted.

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

Tags: 505(b)(2) application, ANDA, FDA draft guidance

FDA Allows Temporary Saline Imports to Deal With Shortages Caused by Hurricane Maria By Zachary Brennan - Published 11 October 2017

Baxter Healthcare said in letters to health care professionals dated Monday that it is working with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to import sodium chloride and glucose intravenous infusion products from Ireland and Australia to address shortages because of Hurricane Maria.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Crisis management, Drugs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: Baxter, drug shortages, Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria

REMS Format and Content: FDA Offers Draft Guidance By Zachary Brennan - Published 11 October 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday released updated recommendations in the form of a draft guidance for the format and content of a risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS) document for prescription drugs and biologics.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Drugs, Labeling, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: REMS, REMS document, FDA draft guidance, GDUFA II

Status Updates for ANDAs: FDA Spells Out GDUFA II Provision By Zachary Brennan - Published 06 October 2017

Under the second iteration of the Generic Drug User Fee Act (GDUFA II), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has agreed to provide timely abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) review status updates for all pending ANDAs.

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

Tags: GDUFA II, ANDA status updates

Another Record Year for US Generic Drug Approvals in 2017 By Zachary Brennan - Published 05 October 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved more abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) in 2017 than any other year, according to the latest FY 2017 activities report.

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

Tags: generic drug approvals, GDUFA, 2017 generic drug approvals

FDA Offers New ICH Guidance on Organizing a CTD By Zachary Brennan - Published 04 October 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week released a guidance that is part of a series from the International Council of Harmonisation (ICH) on the format for preparing the Common Technical Document (CTD) for applications submitted to FDA.

Categories: News, Canada, Europe, US, FDA, ICH, Drugs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy, Submission and registration

Tags: eCTD, common technical document, ICH guidance

FDA Seeks Tweaks to Right-to-Try Bill in House E&C Hearing By Zachary Brennan - Published 03 October 2017

The House Energy & Commerce Committee on Tuesday held a hearing to discuss a "Right-to-Try" bill passed in the Senate that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking to change.

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

Tags: Right-to-try, E&C Committee, Gottlieb, GAO, expanded access

IMDRF Consults on Use of Registries to Support Device Approval Decisions By Zachary Brennan - Published 02 October 2017

The International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF) has opened for consultation until 1 December a third document on examining the use of registries to support medical device regulatory decision making.

Categories: News, Asia, Canada, Europe, US, IMDRF, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Postmarket surveillance, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: registry data and medical devices, medical device data, approval decisions and registries

Abbvie, Amgen Deal on Humira Biosimilars Likely to Cost CMS More Than $1B By Zachary Brennan - Published 02 October 2017

Late last week, Amgen and AbbVie settled litigation over when competition for the world’s best-selling biologic Humira (adalimumab) will hit the market, and for the US, the settlement decided on 31 January 2023, while the EU will see competition 16 October 2018.

Categories: News, Europe, US, EC, EMA, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy, Submission and registration

Tags: AbbVie, Amgen, Humira, biosimilar, CMS

European Regulatory Roundup: Medtech Industry Pressures Brexit Negotiators to Maintain UK-EU Relationship (21 September 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 21 September 2017

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

Categories: News, Europe, EMA, MHRA, Biologics and biotechnology, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: European Regulatory Roundup, Brexit, biosimilar switching, vaccines

EMA Explains Early Industry Engagements Following EU Ombudsman's Questions on Bias By Zachary Brennan - Published 21 September 2017

Following an inquiry into the perception of bias in early interactions between the biopharma industry and the European Medicines Agency (EMA), EMA executive director Guido Rasi tried to assure the EU ombudsman that the risk of bias is manageable.

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

Tags: EU ombudsman, early regulator engagement, pre-submission meetings

FDA Offers Draft Guidance on Statistical Approaches to Evaluating Similarity for Biosimilars By Zachary Brennan - Published 21 September 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday released another piece of the biosimilars puzzle for industry, offering new draft guidance on the type of information a sponsor should obtain about the structural/physicochemical and functional attributes of the reference product, how that information is used in the development of an analytical similarity assessment plan and the statistical approaches recommended for evaluating analytical similarity.

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

Tags: biosimilar guidance, analytical similarity, FDA guidance

Balancing Hatch-Waxman: Stakeholders Weigh in After FDA’s Meeting By Zachary Brennan - Published 20 September 2017

Following a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) meeting in July on generic drug competition, various stakeholders are offering written comments on reforms FDA and Congress could make to ensure the Hatch-Waxman amendments are not abused.

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

Tags: REMS, Hatch-Waxman, generic drug competition

Biomarker Qualification: FDA Explains Process and Opportunities for Engagement By Michael Mezher - Published 19 September 2017

In a set of newly released presentations, officials from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) explain changes to the agency's biomarker qualification program and detail early opportunities for biomarker developers to engage with FDA.

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

Tags: Biomarkers, Biomarker Qualification Program, Critical Path Innovation Meeting, 21st Century Cures

Health Technology Assessment, Reimbursement, Scientific Research, Risk Management, Generic Drug Legislation and a Preview of September By Gloria Hall - Published 06 September 2017

The following is a summary of feature articles posted over the past weeks with links and a preview of what's to come in September.

Categories: Features, FDA, Health Canada, Biologics and biotechnology, Generic drugs, Medical Devices, Regulatory strategy, Reimbursement

Tags: Regulatory Focus, Feature Articles, Editorial

FDA Finalizes Guidance on Interoperable Devices By Zachary Brennan - Published 05 September 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday finalized guidance outlining recommendations on how medical devices should be able to securely interact with other devices and information systems.

Categories: News, US, CDRH, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy, Submission and registration

Tags: interoperable medical devices, EHRs and devices

IPRF and IGDRP to Consolidate Regulatory Initiatives in 2018 By Zachary Brennan - Published 31 August 2017

The International Pharmaceutical Regulators Forum (IPRF) and International Generic Drug Regulators Programme (IGDRP) have agreed to consolidate their work into a joint initiative that is expected to be operational in January 2018.

Categories: News, Asia, Canada, Europe, US, EC, EMA, FDA, Health Canada, ICH, MHRA, WHO, Drugs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: IPRF, IGDRP, pharmaceutical regulations

Procedures for Device Advisory Committee Meetings: FDA Finalizes Guidance By Zachary Brennan - Published 31 August 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) on Thursday finalized guidance from 2015 on advisory committee meetings.

Categories: News, US, CDRH, Compliance, Due Diligence, Government affairs, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: medical device advisory committee meetings

FDA Finalizes Guidance on Using Real World Evidence for Medical Device Regulatory Decisions By Zachary Brennan - Published 30 August 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalized a slightly tweaked guidance on medical device companies’ use of real-world data (RWD) and real-world evidence (RWE) in winning approvals for their products.

Categories: News, US, CDRH, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: real world evidence and medical devices, real world data and FDA