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    More Competition: Senator Proposes Priority Reviews for Some Generics, New Voucher Program

    In looking for ways to create more competition in the US pharmaceutical industry and drive down rising prices, a new Senate bill proposes to prioritize certain generic drug applications and to create a priority review voucher program to incentivize the development of new generics. Sen. Susan Collins’ (R-ME) bill, known as “A bill to increase competition in the pharmaceutical industry,” would amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require the US Food and Drug A...
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    FDA Announces Hire of New Top Food and Dietary Supplements Regulator

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the hire of a new leader for its Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, just months after announcing that the center's current leader, Michael Landa, is set to retire. FDA said as of January 2015, Dr. Susan Mayne will assume the position of director, CFSAN from the retiring Landa. Mayne, a scientist by training, has extensive experience in nutrition, toxicology and epidemiology, according to FDA. The agen...