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    BD, Roche Weigh FDA’s Proposed Exemptions for Class II Devices

    Beckton, Dickinson and Co. (BD) and Roche Diagnostics are seeking clarifications and changes to the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed list of Class II medical devices to be exempted from premarket notification. The comments follow the release in March of FDA’s draft list , which was released as part of a provision in the 21st Century Cures Act . The devices listed include lots of basic diagnostic tests and reagents, as well as other equipment like ...
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    FDA Identifies More Than 70 Class I Devices Now Exempt From 510(k) Requirements

    As part of its implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday released a list of more than 70 Class I medical devices that are now exempt from premarket notification requirements. “FDA’s action will decrease regulatory burdens on the medical device industry and will eliminate private costs and expenditures required to comply with certain Federal regulation,” the agency said in a notice. The list includes a range of ...
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    FDA Drafts List of Class II Devices to be Exempt From Premarket Notification

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began implementing the recently passed 21st Century Cures Act on Monday by publishing a draft list of class II devices that will be exempt from premarket notification requirements, or 510(k)s. FDA said in a statement that it “believes that the devices identified in the Federal Register are sufficiently well understood and do not present risks that require premarket notification review to provide a reasonable assurance of safe...
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    FDA Explains How GDUFA II Will Help Small Businesses

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday offered more details on how the second iteration of the Generic Drug User Fee Act (GDUFA), which must be approved by Congress and President Donald Trump by the end of September 2017, will improve upon the first. One of the biggest proposed changes between the two programs is the creation of a new user fee structure, which was also outlined in the performance goals letter released in October. Gisa Perez, FDA generi...
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    22 Case Studies Where Phase 2 and 3 Results Diverge: New FDA Report

    With a growing interest from industry in exploring alternatives to Phase 3 trials (ie. relying on different types of data and unvalidated surrogate endpoints), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday released a new report documenting 22 different times drugs, vaccines and medical devices since 1999 saw promising Phase 2 clinical trial results that were not confirmed in Phase 3 trials. FDA says the report “is not intended to assess why each of these unexpect...
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    FDA Classifies Post-Concussion Test

    Months after clearing the first computer-based test intended to measure cognitive function after a suspected concussion, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday said it considers such devices to be Class II, or moderate risk devices. In August, FDA cleared ImPACT Applications' Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) and ImPACT Pediatric devices via its de novo classification pathway, as no similar devices had been previously cl...
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    EMA Offers New Guidance on Type II Variations and MA Extensions of Orphan Drugs

    The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has updated its post-authorization guidance on how extensions of marketing authorizations and type II variations may impact orphan-designated medicines. The updates follow the publication of a new  notice by the European Commission on the application of Articles 3, 5 and 7 of Regulation (EC) No. 141/2000 on orphan medicinal products . In this notice, the European Commission provides guidance on the application of the Orphan Regulation,...
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    FDA Officials Share Best Practices for Biosimilar Development

    With industry interest in biosimilars continuing to grow, top officials at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are urging sponsors to leverage agency advice and follow best practices to ensure the timely success of their biosimilar development programs. The regulators' advice comes as the agency and industry prepare for the next era of FDA's biosimilars program under the second Biosimilar User Fee Act (BsUFA II) . According to Leah Christl, associate director f...
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    Updated: GDUFA II Performance Goals: 8-Month Priority Reviews, More Timely Correspondence

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will speed the review of abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs) and work with generic drugmakers on a closer and more timely basis, according to the draft performance goals and program enhancements for the Generic Drug User Fee Act (GDUFA) reauthorization for FYs 2018-2022, known as GDUFA II. The GDUFA II performance goals letter, released last Friday, follows more than a year of negotiations between FDA and the...
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    FDA Extends UDI Compliance for Certain Class II Devices

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is giving medical device labelers two more years to comply with unique device identifier (UDI) requirements for certain Class II devices. In a letter to device labelers dated Tuesday, FDA said it is extending the UDI compliance dates for so-called device convenience kits and repackaged single-use devices and is clarifying the compliance date for device constituents for certain combination products. Under the UDI rule, FDA establ...
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    Biosimilar User Fees: FDA and Industry Reach Agreement

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and representatives of the biotechnology industry have reached an agreement on the second iteration of the Biosimilar User Fee Act (BsUFA II) following 14 meetings from March through May. Specifically, the two sides have settled on the draft commitment letter that represents the agreements made over the course of the negotiations, which initially began in December 2015. Similar to FDA's other user fee programs, BsUFA is a ...
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    GDUFA Reauthorization: GPhA and Catalent Make Specific Requests

    As the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), industry and other stakeholders continue to meet and discuss what provisions the next iteration of the Generic Drug User Fee Act (GDUFA) should contain in 2017, both the Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) and contract manufacturer Catalent, among others, have outlined particular requests. Since 2012, when the first $1.5 billion GDUFA program was created to provide FDA with industry funds to ensure a more consiste...