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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

FDA Singles Out Biologics Company for Failing to Meet Pediatric Study Requirement By Zachary Brennan - Published 18 August 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that Organogenesis, Inc. has failed to meet the postmarketing requirement of the Pediatric Research Equity Act (PREA) for its Biologics License Application (BLA) for Allogeneic Cultured Keratinocytes and Fibroblasts in Bovine Collagen (GINTUIT).

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Clinical

Tags: PREA, FDASIA, non-compliance letters FDA

Mylan Settles With DOJ for $465M Over EpiPen Medicaid Rebates By Zachary Brennan - Published 17 August 2017

Drugmaker Mylan announced on Thursday that it will pay $465 million to settle claims relating to the classification of EpiPen auto-injectors and EpiPen Jr. auto-injectors because of allegations of a misclassification of the product in the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program. 

Categories: News, US, DOJ, Drugs, Medical Devices

Tags: EpiPen, Mylan, Medicaid

Regulatory Recon: Novo Diabetes Drug Succeeds in Key Trial; Generic Drugmakers Feel Pinch as Prices Crumble (17 August 2017) By Zachary Brennan - Published 17 August 2017

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

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

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

Protalex Wins $403K Grant from FDA Office of Orphan Products Development By Zachary Brennan - Published 18 August 2017

Clinical-stage biopharma Protalex, Inc. on Thursday said it has been awarded a $403,000 grant from the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Office of Orphan Products Development (OOPD) to support future clinical development activity of PRTX-100 as a treatment for immune thrombocytopenia (ITP).

Categories: News, US, FDA, Clinical, Drugs, Orphan products

Tags: OOPD, orphan drug, Protalex

Congressmen Investigate 'Shadow Pricing' of MS Drugs By Zachary Brennan - Published 17 August 2017

Democratic Reps. Elijah E. Cummings (MD) and Peter Welch (VT) on Thursday sent letters to seven pharmaceutical companies requesting information about the skyrocketing prices for drugs used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS).

Categories: News, US, Crisis management, Drugs

Tags: MS drug prices, Teva, Bayer, Welch

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

ICH Details Pilot Training Programs for 2017 By Michael Mezher - Published 16 August 2017

The International Council for Harmonization (ICH) has released details for five upcoming training programs in the US, Germany and Japan.

Categories: News, Japan, Europe, US, ICH, Clinical, Drugs, Manufacturing, Submission and registration

Tags: ICH, Training, eCTD, GMP, GCP

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

Organizational Culture and Memory in Managing Risk in the Medical Device Industry By Darin Oppenheimer, PhD, Suraj Ramachandran, MS, RAC - Published 15 August 2017

This article discusses the importance of organizational culture and memory in the medical device industry's risk management practices. The authors cite new data from an academic study and an existing FDA study of medical device industry participants to suggest risk management practices are not often an integral part of a medical device organization's culture although many organizations claim to have a "culture of quality."

Categories: Features, US, FDA, Business Skills, Medical Devices

Tags: Risk Management, Organizational Culture

Studies Raise Questions on Trial Designs for New Drugs, Devices Sped to Market By Zachary Brennan - Published 15 August 2017

Two new articles and an accompanying editorial from former US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner Robert Califf published Tuesday in JAMA raise questions about the risks of speeding new drugs and medical devices to market without enough preliminary evidence that they are effective.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Drugs, Ethics, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: surrogate measures, accelerated approval, high-risk devices, Rob Califf

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 Warns Chinese Manufacturer for GMP, Training Issues By Michael Mezher - Published 15 August 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned Chinese manufacturer Foshan Flying Medical Products for testing and validation issues at its Guangdong, China facility.

Categories: News, China, US, FDA, Compliance, Over the counter drugs

Tags: Warning Letter, GMP

Apple Continues Push Into Device Industry With New Patent Filing By Zachary Brennan - Published 14 August 2017

Last week, tech behemoth Apple signaled its interest in further pursuing the development of medical devices with a new patent granted for an electronic device that "computes health data."

Categories: News, US, CDRH, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: Apple, iPhone, mHealth, digital health

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

Federal Circuit Dismisses Amgen Appeal on Pfizer's Epogen Biosimilar By Zachary Brennan - Published 10 August 2017

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Thursday dismissed Amgen’s appeal related to a lawsuit over Pfizer’s Epogen (epoetin alfa) biosimilar.

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

Tags: Epogen, epoetin alfa, complete response letter, Pfizer, Amgen

FDA Warns of Bacterial Contamination in PharmaTech Liquid Drugs By Michael Mezher - Published 09 August 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday warned patients and health care professionals not to use liquid drugs made by Florida-based contract manufacturing organization (CMO) PharmaTech LLC due to possible bacterial contamination.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Drugs, Labeling, Manufacturing

Tags: PharmaTech, Burkholderia cepacia, B. cepacia, Recall

Do Drugs Approved Via Expedited Pathways Offer Greater Benefits? Study and Doctors Debate By Michael Mezher - Published 09 August 2017

A recent study in Health Affairs suggests that drugs given an expedited review by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) offer greater health gains than drugs that receiving a conventional review. But experts caution that the study might only show incremental benefits.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Submission and registration

Tags: Priority Review, Accelerated Approval, Fast Track, Breakthrough Therapy

FDA Offers More Details on Digital Health Precertification Pilot By Zachary Brennan - Published 09 August 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week sought to answer some frequently asked questions regarding the roll out of its new precertification pilot program for digital health products, which is expected to begin 1 September and only include nine participants.

Categories: News, US, FDA, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: digital health, precertification pilot for digital health, FDA digital health

Qualifying Medical Device Development Tools: FDA Finalizes 2013 Guidance By Zachary Brennan - Published 09 August 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday finalized guidance first drafted in 2013 to formalize a program that qualifies medical device development tools (MDDT) for use in device development and evaluation programs.

Categories: News, US, CDRH, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices

Tags: MDDT, medical device development tools, FDA guidance

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

Proposed and Final FDA Rules: What’s Left in 2017 By Zachary Brennan - Published 08 August 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is planning to release seven proposed rules and six final rules to close out 2017, according to an updated list of Department of Health and Human Services rulemakings.

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

Tags: FDA rulemakings, biologics manufacturing inspections, de novo, medical device rulemakings

FDA Drafts Guidance on Postapproval Manufacturing Changes for Biologics By Zachary Brennan - Published 08 August 2017

As the number of chemistry, manufacturing and controls (CMC) postapproval manufacturing supplements continues to increase, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday released draft guidance offering recommendations for holders of biologics license applications (BLAs) on the types of minor changes to be documented in an annual report.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Manufacturing, Postmarket surveillance

Tags: BLA, CMC changes, postapproval manufacturing changes, FDA draft guidance

Expiration Dates for Solid Oral Drugs: FDA Revises Draft Guidance By Zachary Brennan - Published 08 August 2017

With an increased demand for the repackaging of solid oral dosage form drugs into unit-dose containers, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday released revised draft guidance on the conditions under which it does not intend to take action regarding stability studies and the expiration date to assign.

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

Tags: expiration date, FDA draft guidance, repackaging