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FTC Seeks Comments on Competition in Prescription Drug Markets By Zachary Brennan - Published 19 October 2017

Ahead of a November workshop in which FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb will give a keynote address, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is seeking comments on a variety of questions related to competition issues in the US prescription drug market.

Categories: News, US, FTC, Business and Leadership, Crisis management, Distribution, Drugs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: FTC on drug prices

Updated: FDA Releases Flurry of New, Revised Drug-Specific Guidance Documents By Zachary Brennan - Published 19 October 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday released new draft guidances for 32 drugs, including for those companies looking to develop generic versions of Mylan’s EpiPen (epinephrine) alternative Adrenaclick, Novartis’ cancer treatment Afinitor (everolimus) and AstraZeneca’s cancer treatment Lynparza (olaparib).

Categories: News, US, CDER, Drugs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy, Research and development

Tags: FDA guidance, product-specific guidance, generic drug guidance

FDA Analyst Counters Critiques of Orphan Drug Act By Michael Mezher - Published 18 October 2017

While recent reports have claimed that drugmakers are manipulating the incentives provided by the Orphan Drug Act, Mike Lanthier, an operations research analyst at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), says that in most cases, the act is working as intended.

Categories: News, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Orphan products

Tags: Orphan Drugs, Orphan Drug Act

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

PDUFA VI: FDA Explains User Fee Changes in Draft Guidance By Zachary Brennan - Published 12 October 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has begun implementing the Prescription Drug User Fee Amendments of 2017 (PDUFA VI) and on Thursday released draft guidance explaining the new fee structure and types of fees for which industry is responsible.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Drugs, Government affairs, Submission and registration

Tags: PDUFA VI, prescription drug user fees, draft guidance

DTC Drug Ads: New Study Finds Perception of Risks Diluted by Lengthy Side Effects List By Michael Mezher - Published 11 October 2017

A study on direct-to-consumer (DTC) drug advertising published Monday in Nature Human Behavior finds that consumers perceive drugs to be less risky when ads for the drug list all of its side effects compared to when only serious side effects are listed.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Advertising and Promotion, Drugs

Tags: Direct-to-Consumer, Drug Advertising, Side Effects, Risk

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

340B: Health System Execs Push Back on Narrowing of Drug Discount Program By Zachary Brennan - Published 11 October 2017

The House Energy & Commerce's subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on Wednesday discussed the federal 340B drug discount program, which provides participating hospitals and other medical providers deep discounts on outpatient drugs. 

Categories: News, US, Drugs, Government affairs, Reimbursement

Tags: 340B program, drug discounts, pharmaceutical companies

HHS Inspector General Finds FDA Spends User Fees Appropriately By Zachary Brennan - Published 05 October 2017

The US Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Inspector General on Thursday released a report finding that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) generally spent prescription drug user fees appropriately.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Compliance, Drugs, Government affairs

Tags: HHS OIG, user fee expenses, prescription drug user fees

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

Video: FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb's Keynote Speech at the 2017 Regulatory Convergence By Zachary Brousseau - Published 28 September 2017

Watch FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb's keynote address to attendees of RAPS’ 2017 Regulatory Convergence, focusing on making the clinical end of drug development more efficient and effective.

Tags: FDA, Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, Regulatory Convergence, drug development, clinical trials, adaptive clinical trials, seamless clinical trials

FDA Enforcement Trends for Broadcast Advertisements By Justin Mann, Julie Tibbets - Published 28 September 2017

This article presents recent FDA enforcement trends related to broadcast advertisements and explains how regulatory professionals can approach the review and approval of promotional materials. The article also provides a review of relevant FDA authorities and guidance, as well as practical takeaways for industry with a focus on product ads appearing on TV or YouTube that may distract viewers from important risk information.

Categories: Features, US, FDA, Advertising and Promotion, Drugs

Tags: Office of Prescription Drug Promotion, OPDP, Warning Letter, YouTube, Social Media

Study Finds FDA Action on Unapproved Drugs Led to Higher Prices, Longer Shortages By Michael Mezher - Published 27 September 2017

A new study finds that the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) 2006 initiative to get manufacturers selling unapproved drugs to submit the drugs for approval or remove them from the market led to higher prices and longer shortages for those drugs.

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

Tags: Unapproved Drugs, Unapproved Drugs Initiative, Shortages, Drug Pricing

Generics Industry Calls FDA Draft Guidance on Priority Reviews 'Basically Inoperable' By Zachary Brennan - Published 22 September 2017

A generic drug industry group and several companies have taken issue with recent US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) draft guidance on pre-submission facility correspondence (PFC) that spells out what companies need to do to obtain faster reviews for generic drugs.

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

Tags: Pre-submission facility guidance, FDA draft guidance, priority generic drug reviews

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

FDA's Woodcock: The Clinical Trials System is 'Broken' By Zachary Brennan - Published 20 September 2017

The clinical trials system is "broken" and there needs to be new ways to collect and utilize patient data, Janet Woodcock, director of FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, told a workshop on real world evidence (RWE) at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on Wednesday.

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

Tags: Janet Woodcock, real world evidence, real world data, drug development

Expedited Approval Pathways Associated With Increased Safety-Related Label Changes, Study Finds By Zachary Brennan - Published 08 September 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is increasingly granting faster reviews via expedited regulatory pathways, but a new article published in the British Medical Journal found an association between these expedited pathways and the likelihood of safety-related labeling changes.

Categories: News, US, FDA

Tags: breakthrough drug, accelerated approval, fast track, drug safety, label changes

FDA Warns Drugmaker Over Opioid Marketing Materials By Michael Mezher - Published 05 September 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Office of Prescription Drug Promotion (OPDP) has warned Canadian drugmaker Cipher Pharmaceuticals over promotional materials for its combination immediate and extended release opioid ConZip (tramadol hydrochloride).

Categories: News, US, FDA, Advertising and Promotion, Drugs

Tags: ConZip, OPDP, Warning Letter, Office of Prescription Drug Promotion

Drug Reimbursement in Canada By George Wyatt, MBA - Published 01 September 2017

This article provides a high-level overview of the elements of prescription drug reimbursement in Canada and discusses the costs, processes and reimbursement plans associated with a number of federal health agencies and payers and describes some of the variety of drug plans in place.

Categories: Features, Canada, Health Canada, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Reimbursement

Tags: Reimbursement, Coverage, Health Technology Assessment, HTA, Common Drug Review

Making Sense of FAERS: Researchers Suggest Fixes to FDA's Adverse Event Database By Michael Mezher - Published 29 August 2017

A team of researchers from Novartis, Oracle Health Sciences and the University of California, San Francisco say the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) adverse drug reaction database could be improved by grouping drugs by their chemical structure and automating certain reporting functions.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Drugs, Postmarket surveillance

Tags: FAERS, Adverse Drug Reactions, ADRs, Pharmacovigilance

Some FDA Medical Device, Generic Drug User Fees Spike in FY 2018 By Zachary Brennan - Published 28 August 2017

Under the new Generic Drug User Fee Amendments of 2017 (GDUFA II) and Medical Device User Fee Amendments of 2017 (MDUFA IV), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will collect significantly higher user fees for some applications than in recent years though how the fees are calculated has been restructured under the two new agreements.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Business and Leadership, Compliance, Drugs, Government affairs, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy, Submission and registration

Tags: generic drug user fees, medical device user fees, MDUFA IV, GDUFA II

States Take on Drug Price Transparency, Gouging By Zachary Brennan - Published 23 August 2017

As the US Congress continues to highlight specific drug price increases rather than adopt wide-reaching legislation to curb such practices, states are taking the matter into their own hands.

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

Tags: drug prices, drug price transparency

FDA Offers Draft Guidance to Further Secure Drug Supply Chain By Zachary Brennan - Published 21 August 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released draft guidance ahead of the first of a series of public meetings to help companies meet the drug distribution security provisions of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) of 2013.

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

Tags: DSCSA, track and trace, FDA guidance, drug supply chain

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