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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

EMA Adds Potential for Toe Amputation to SGLT2 Inhibitor Prescribing Info By Zachary Brennan - Published 24 February 2017

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Friday noted the potential increased risk of lower limb amputation (mostly affecting the toes) in patients taking the SGLT2 inhibitors canagliflozin, dapagliflozin and empagliflozin for type 2 diabetes.

Categories: News, Europe, EMA, FDA, Drugs

Tags: diabetes, amputation, SGLT2

FDA Discusses Upcoming Proposed Rule on One-Page Patient Medication Information By Zachary Brennan - Published 23 February 2017

Officials from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gathered on Thursday at DIA's advertising and promotion conference in Washington, DC, to discuss recent research, guidance for industry and enforcement action on pharmaceutical and medical device advertising and promotion.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Advertising and Promotion

Tags: OPDP, Patient Medication Information, proposed rule

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

Updated: TTIP on Thin Ice Not Likely to Delay US-EU Mutual GMP Recognition Deal By Zachary Brennan - Published 22 February 2017

A deal to further harmonize and mutually recognize good manufacturing practice (GMP) inspections between the US and EU will not be delayed, as the EU ambassador to the US said Wednesday that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is in a state of pause as there is no one within President Donald Trump’s administration with whom to continue discussions.

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

Tags: mutual GMP recognition, TTIP, EU-US trade deals

21st Century Cures Act Deadlines Approach in March and June By Zachary Brennan - Published 22 February 2017

The massive 21st Century Cures Act, rushed to passage in the waning days of President Barack Obama’s presidency, features a whole host of provisions that will take years for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) to digest and implement, but it also includes several provisions that must be addressed by 13 March.

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

Tags: 21st Century Cures, Cures Act, NIH and Cures, clinicaltrials.gov, patient experience data and FDA

EMA Outlines GCP Inspection Plan for 2017 By Zachary Brennan - Published 21 February 2017

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Tuesday released its 2017 work plan for good clinical practice (GCP) inspections, which involves collaborating with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to limit duplicative inspections.

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

Tags: GCP guidelines, GCP inspections, trial site inspections

FDA’s Pazdur and Blumenthal: The March of Checkpoint Inhibitors Will Continue By Zachary Brennan - Published 21 February 2017

More approvals of new immune-checkpoint inhibitors, targeted and personalized therapies, as well as the use of real-world evidence are coming in the near future, Richard Pazdur, director of the Office of Hematology and Oncology at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and associate director Gideon Blumenthal wrote in a comment published this week in Nature.

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

Tags: oncology, Pazdur, Oncology Center of Excellence, FDA cancer drug approvals

Sarepta Sells Priority Review Voucher for $125M to Gilead By Zachary Brennan - Published 21 February 2017

Sarpeta Therapeutics on Tuesday sold its priority review voucher (PRV) to Gilead for $125 million, speeding up the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval process for any future drug or biologic of Gilead’s choosing from 10 months to six months.

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

Tags: Sarepta, Gilead, priority review voucher, PRV, Cures

Biosimilars Council Urges Supreme Court to Reject Additional Six Months Exclusivity for Biologics By Zachary Brennan - Published 20 February 2017

In an amicus brief filed on Friday, the Biosimilars Council, a division of the newly rebranded Association for Accessible Medicines (previously the Generic Pharmaceutical Association), argues that the US Supreme Court should not give biologic manufacturers an additional six months of market exclusivity beyond the “already-generous twelve years” granted.

Categories: News, US, Biologics and biotechnology, Government affairs, Research and development, Submission and registration

Tags: biosimilars, GPhA, AAM, Biosimilars Council, Amgen, Sandoz

Genentech Files Complaint Over Amgen’s Development of Avastin Biosimilar By Zachary Brennan - Published 20 February 2017

Roche’s Genentech filed a complaint in Delaware District Court last week charging that Amgen, which is developing a biosimilar version of Genentech’s blockbuster cancer treatment Avastin (bevacizumab), has obstructed its ability to determine whether the manufacture and/or sale of Amgen’s biosimilar would infringe Genentech’s patents.

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

Tags: Genentech, Roche, Avastin, Amgen, biosimilars

EC Will Not Offer a Timeline for Phasing Out Non-Human Primate Research By Zachary Brennan - Published 17 February 2017

The European Commission and its Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) released a preliminary opinion earlier this month reiterating the consensus that, when alternatives do not exist, appropriate use of non-human primates (NHPs) remains essential to some biomedical and biological research, as well as for the safety assessment of pharmaceuticals.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, Compliance, Crisis management, Drugs, Ethics, Government affairs, Human cell and tissue, Medical Devices, Preclinical

Tags: animal research, drug safety testing, non-human primates, European Commission Opinion

FDA Explains Why Newly Approved Biologic’s Name Lacks a Suffix By Zachary Brennan - Published 17 February 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new biologic this week, but its name did not adhere to recently finalized guidance calling for all new and previously approved biologics and biosimilars to have a four-letter random suffix attached to their nonproprietary names.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology

Tags: Valeant, Siliq, nonproprietary names of biologics, biosimilars

Transparency Push: EMA to Revise Policy on Document Access By Zachary Brennan - Published 17 February 2017

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Friday proposed a revision to its policy on accessing documents, extending the scope to include corporate documents, and increasing the publication of clinical data for pharmaceuticals.

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

Tags: pharmaceutical data transparency, EMA transparency

EMA Weighs New Guideline on Quality Requirements for Combination Products By Zachary Brennan - Published 16 February 2017

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Thursday released for public consultation a new concept paper on developing a guideline on quality requirements of medicinal products containing a device component for delivery or use of the medicinal product.

Categories: News, Europe, EMA, Combination products, Quality

Tags: combination products, notified bodies, quality requirements

Industry Groups Petition FDA Over Revisions to ‘Intended Use’ Rule By Zachary Brennan - Published 16 February 2017

The Medical Information Working Group (MIWG), the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) have petitioned the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) following its “unexpected decision” last month to revise the definitions of “intended use” for drugs and medical devices.

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

Tags: PhRMA, BIO, intended use, Allergan, rulemakings

House Bill Seeks to Add Mandatory Drug Recall Authority to FDA’s Arsenal By Zachary Brennan - Published 16 February 2017

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) on Thursday introduced a new bill that will allow the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to do what many assume it already can: Require pharmaceutical or over-the-counter drug companies to stop marketing unsafe products.

Categories: US, FDA, Drugs, Product withdrawl and retirement, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: DeLauro, mandatory drug recall, FDA authority, drug recalls, homeopathic

China Works to Reduce Massive Backlog of Clinical Trial and Marketing Applications By Zachary Brennan - Published 15 February 2017

China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) is facing increasing pressure as a backlog of pharmaceutical marketing and clinical trial applications grow, though trial standards there are approaching those of international standards, according to a perspective published in Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology on Tuesday.

Categories: News, China, CFDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Clinical, Compliance, Drugs, Government affairs

Tags: CFDA, clinical trials in China, drug approvals in China

AbbVie, Novartis Criticize FDA’s Guidance on Nonproprietary Names for Biologics and Biosimilars By Zachary Brennan - Published 15 February 2017

Biopharmaceutical companies Novartis and AbbVie are taking issue with the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) burdensome plan to require retroactive changes to the nonproprietary names of existing biologics and biosimilars, according to comments sent to the agency this week.

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

Tags: biosimilars, nonproprietary names for biosimilars, nonproprietary names for biologics, FDA guidance

Senators Call on HHS to Allow Canadian Drug Imports if Prices Spike By Zachary Brennan - Published 14 February 2017

Sens. Charles Grassley (R-IA), John McCain (R-AZ) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) on Tuesday sent a letter to Tom Price, the newly confirmed secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), calling on him to fast-track the approval of prescription drugs imported from Canada in four different circumstances, including if the price of a drug increases significantly.

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

Tags: Klobuchar, McCain, Grassley, Canada drug imports, drug prices

CDRH and CDER Send Warning Letters to Six Asian Companies By Zachary Brennan - Published 14 February 2017

The flurry of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning letters continued on Tuesday with the release of six new warning letters for pharmaceutical and medical device companies in China, India, Taiwan and Japan.

Categories: News, Asia, US, FDA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, Drugs, Government affairs, Manufacturing, Medical Devices, Quality

Tags: warning letters, China drug manufacturing, India drug manufacturing

EMA Reviews Safety of PAH Medicine Following 5 Deaths in France By Zachary Brennan - Published 14 February 2017

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) signaled Tuesday that doctors can continue to use Actelion Pharmaceuticals’ pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) medicine Uptravi (selexipag) while the agency’s Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) evaluates its safety following the deaths of five patients taking the medicine in France.

Categories: News, Europe, EMA, Crisis management, Drugs, Government affairs

Tags: Uptravi, PRAC, Actelion

Sanders, Cummings Slam Marathon’s $89,000 Price Tag for Old Steroid By Zachary Brennan - Published 13 February 2017

Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) on Monday wrote to Illinois-based Marathon Pharmaceuticals CEO Jeffrey Aronin, calling the company’s plan to charge $89,000 annually for its recently approved treatment “outrageous.”

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

Tags: Marathon, Emflaza, Deflazacort, steroid, DMD

EMA’s Pediatric Committee Seeks to Tweak ICH Q&A on Nonclinical Evaluation of Cancer Drugs By Zachary Brennan - Published 13 February 2017

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Pediatric Committee has offered a couple of comments, slight tweaks and further suggestions for the International Council for Harmonisation’s (ICH) draft question and answer document on its S9 guideline on the nonclinical evaluation for anticancer pharmaceuticals.

Categories: News, Europe, EMA, ICH, Biologics and biotechnology, Clinical, Drugs

Tags: PDCO, EMA committee, ICH Q&A, S9

EMA, Drugmakers Weigh FDA Draft Guidance on Physiologically Based PK Analyses By Zachary Brennan - Published 13 February 2017

With an eye toward more harmonization, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) earlier this month weighed in on the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) draft guidance on physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PK) analyses, alongside pharmaceutical companies including Novartis, Merck and Bayer.

Categories: News, Europe, US, EMA, FDA, Clinical, Drugs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: PBPK modeling and simulation, EMA and FDA harmonization, Bayer, Merck, Novartis