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News for regulatory professionals, covering the latest from regulators, new and proposed legislation, research and studies, regulatory trends affecting the healthcare product industries, international standards and more.

Patients Not Always Informed of Study's Purpose in Noninferiority Trials

A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine this week finds that patients participating in noninferiority trials for antibiotics are not always accurately informed of the purpose of the study, based on an analysis of informed consent forms.

Categories: Drugs, Clinical, Ethics, News, FDA, EMA Tags: Noninferiority, Superiority, Antibiotics, Clinical Trials, Informed Consent
States Take on Drug Price Transparency, Gouging

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: Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Crisis management, Government affairs, News, US Tags: drug prices, drug price transparency
EMA and FDA to Begin Sharing Commercially Confidential Information

As part of a landmark agreement forged in March, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Medicines Agency (EMA) said Wednesday that they will now share non-public and commercially confidential information, including trade secret information.

Categories: Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs, Manufacturing, Regulatory strategy, News, US, Europe, FDA, EMA, EC Tags: EMA and FDA agreement, mutual recognition agreement, GMP inspection reports
Regulatory Recon: Gottlieb Appoints Sherman as Top Lieutenant; Potential Bidders Emerge for Teva's Women's Health Unit (23 August 2017)

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Categories: Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence Tags: Regulatory Reconnaissance, Regulatory, Links, News, Regulatory News, Regulatory Intelligence, FDA News, EMA News
FDA to Revise Pre-Submission Draft Guidance Due to GDUFA II

Now that the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 (FDARA) is law, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Tuesday it will revise previously issued draft guidance on the pre-submission of certain information for abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs).

Categories: Generic drugs, Regulatory strategy, Regulatory intelligence, News, US, FDA Tags: FDARA, GDUFA, pre-submission guidance
Pfizer Wins Indian Patent on Prevnar 13 Vaccine

India’s patent office has granted Pfizer a patent on its pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV), known as Prevnar 13, after Doctors Without Borders (MSF) challenged the patent’s claims.

Categories: Drugs, Crisis management, Regulatory strategy, News, US, Europe, Asia Tags: Prevnar 13, Pfizer, PCV, pneumonia vaccine
FDA Warns Compounding Pharmacy, Finds Wood in Drug Sample

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier this month sent a warning letter to a Folcroft, PA-based compounding drug facility run by ImprimisRx after uncovering adulterated products and insanitary conditions.

Categories: Drugs, Compliance, News, US, FDA Tags: ImprimisRx, compounding drugs, compounding pharmacy
Asia Regulatory Roundup: China’s Supreme Court Clarifies Legal Scope to Punish Trial Data Fraudsters (22 August 2017)

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

Categories: Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Medical Devices, Government affairs, News, Asia, CFDA, TGA Tags: NPPA, knee implants, pharmacovigilance
Regulatory Recon: J&J Pays $417M for Baby Powder Link to Cancer (22 August 2017)

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Categories: Drugs, Medical Devices, Government affairs, News, US, Canada, Europe, Asia, FDA, EMA, MHRA, Health Canada, PMDA, WHO Tags: Regulatory Reconnaissance, Regulatory, Links, News, Regulatory News, Regulatory Intelligence, FDA News, EMA News
FDA Weighs Limited Risk Info in DTC Ads

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday announced it is considering a new approach to presenting risk information in direct-to-consumer (DTC) television and radio ads that would allow drugmakers to limit the amount of risks presented.

Categories: Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, News, US, FDA, Advertising and Promotion Tags: Advertising, DTC, Risk, Major Statement
FDA Offers Draft Guidance to Further Secure Drug Supply Chain

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: Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Distribution, Labeling, Packaging, Regulatory strategy, News, US, FDA Tags: DSCSA, track and trace, FDA guidance, drug supply chain
Regulatory Explainer: FDA User Fee Reauthorizations From 2018 to 2022

President Donald Trump late Friday signed a bill that reauthorizes the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) user fee programs for prescription drugs, generic drugs, biosimilars and medical devices through 2022.

Categories: Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Regulatory strategy, Regulatory intelligence, News, US, FDA Tags: FDARA, FDA user fees, user fee reauthorization, medical product reviews
Regulatory Recon: Samsung Bioepis and Takeda Team Up for Biologics Development; Hikma Raises Prices of Six US Generics (21 August 2017)

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Categories: Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, News Tags: Regulatory Reconnaissance, Regulatory, Links, News, Regulatory News, Regulatory Intelligence, FDA News, EMA News
FDA Explains Emergency Expanded Access Application Process

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: Drugs, Crisis management, Government affairs, News, US, FDA Tags: expanded access, Right to Try, emergency IND
FDA Singles Out Biologics Company for Failing to Meet Pediatric Study Requirement

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: Biologics and biotechnology, Clinical, News, US, FDA Tags: PREA, FDASIA, non-compliance letters FDA
Protalex Wins $403K Grant from FDA Office of Orphan Products Development

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: Drugs, Orphan products, Clinical, News, US, FDA Tags: OOPD, orphan drug, Protalex
Congressmen Investigate 'Shadow Pricing' of MS Drugs

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: Drugs, Crisis management, News, US Tags: MS drug prices, Teva, Bayer, Welch
European Regulatory Roundup: Ireland Starts Consultation on Biosimilar Policy (17 August 2017)

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

Categories: Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, News, Europe, EMA, EC Tags: European regulatory roundup, Ireland biosimilars, CROs
Professors Offer 3 Questions on FDA’s New Digital Health Framework

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: Medical Devices, Government affairs, News, US, FDA Tags: digital health, pre-certification pilot
Mylan Settles With DOJ for $465M Over EpiPen Medicaid Rebates

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: Drugs, Medical Devices, News, US, DOJ Tags: EpiPen, Mylan, Medicaid
Regulatory Recon: Novo Diabetes Drug Succeeds in Key Trial; Generic Drugmakers Feel Pinch as Prices Crumble (17 August 2017)

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Categories: Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Medical Devices, News, US, Europe, Asia, FDA, EMA, EC, MHRA Tags: Regulatory Reconnaissance, Regulatory, Links, News, Regulatory News, Regulatory Intelligence, FDA News, EMA News
ICH Details Pilot Training Programs for 2017

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

Categories: Drugs, Clinical, Manufacturing, Submission and registration, News, US, Europe, Japan, ICH Tags: ICH, Training, eCTD, GMP, GCP
PhRMA Criticizes FDA's 'Unnecessary' Research on Drug Advertising and Promotion

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: Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs, Quality, Regulatory strategy, News, US, FDA, Advertising and Promotion Tags: PhRMA, drug advertising and promotion, FDA research
Regulatory Recon: BMS Sees Mixed Results for Opdivo, Yervoy Combo in Kidney Cancer; South Carolina Sues Purdue Over Opioid Marketing (16 August 2017)

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Categories: Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence Tags: Regulatory Reconnaissance, Regulatory, Links, News, Regulatory News, Regulatory Intelligence, FDA News, EMA News
FDA Warns Chinese Manufacturer for GMP, Training Issues

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: Over the counter drugs, Compliance, News, US, China, FDA Tags: Warning Letter, GMP
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