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  • Participants sought for FDA nonclinical data exchange pilot

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking volunteers to participate in a fit for use pilot program of electronic processing and analysis of nonclinical study data in developmental and reproductive toxicology.   The pilot will look at data provided electronically for the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) for Standard for Exchange of Nonclinical Data implementation guide for Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology version 1.1 (SEND-DART)...
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    US-focused regulatory toolbox: The basics

    This article examines regulatory tools found mostly on the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) website for use by regulatory affairs professionals interested in drug products and medical devices marketed in the United States.   FDA guidance documents 1 Guidance documents represent the agency’s current thinking or interpretation of a particular policy or topic. They are an especially useful tool for RA professionals dealing with issues such as drug development ...
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    FDA Approvals Roundup: Inmazeb, Wakix, Venclexta

    A weekly update on new drug approvals and indications from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).   New approvals Inmazeb approved as first treatment for Ebola virus Regeneron’s Inmazeb (atoltivimab, maftivimab, and odesivimab-ebgn combination) has been approved as the first treatment for Zaire ebolavirus (Ebola virus) infection in adults and children. The therapy received orphan drug and breakthrough therapy designations for treating the infection.   ...
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    With new guidance, FDA moves toward uniform postmarketing reporting

    A new draft guidance related to postmarketing requirements and commitments is available from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The document details how drug and biologics marketers will use two forms for online submission of annual status report and other required postmarketing information.   The forms, FDA 3988 and 3989, are the mechanisms by which applicants will fulfill requirements for annual reporting on the status of postmarketing requirements (PMRs) and...
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    Oncology research mid-pandemic: Challenges may bring durable innovation

    Though clinical research in general has been challenged during the COVID-19 pandemic, oncology trials “have several unique considerations due to disease severity, regimen complexity, and acute care requirements” that have caused even greater challenges, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials wrote in a new viewpoint published in JAMA Oncology .   Data integrity issues and “pandemic-induced protocol deviations” are a concern for sponsors and FDA alike, and the...
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    CDRH FY 2021 guidance slate includes post-EUA transition plan

    Surgical staplers and laparoscopic power morcellators are among devices that made the grade for the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) slate of final guidance topics for fiscal year 2021. The agency also plans to draft a transition plan for devices that have received emergency use authorizations (EUAs) during the pandemic.   The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) at FDA released the list of draft and final guidance documents it plans to issue in f...
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    Recon: New healthcare investing record; Sanofi slim-down, sell-off?

    Recon:   Welcome to Regulatory Reconnaissance, your daily regulatory news and intelligence briefing.   In Focus: US Cuomo: Public should be 'very skeptical' about COVID-19 vaccine ( The Hill ) Dr. Scott Gottlieb: U.S. in 7th inning of the pandemic but the ‘hardest part’ is likely ahead ( CNBC ) For Trump, Covid-19 therapeutics are the new vaccines ( STAT ) Whatever happened to Deborah Birx? ( The Hill ) What about the German negotiation model? Biden steers ...
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    CDER launches quality management maturity pilots for APIs and finished dosage forms

    Two new pilot programs related to manufacturing quality management have been launched by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).   The agency’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) is hoping to “gain insight from third-party assessments of a manufacturer’s quality management system to inform future development of an FDA rating system,” according to CDER’s announcement to industry of the new pilot programs.   One pilot program will characterize quality ...
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    FDA reissues Chinese respirator EUA, but freezes new additions

    The emergency use authorization (EUA) for certain types of filtering face-piece respirators has been reissued by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as the public health emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic continues. However, only respirators already authorized under the document's earlier version will be covered under the reissued umbrella EUA.   The umbrella EUA was extended for certain filtering face-piece respirators made in China and not approved by the Natio...
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    Top CDER officials discuss budget priorities, staffing and COVID

    With negotiations underway for the next iterations of the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) new and generic drug user fee programs, top officials from the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) discussed budget and staffing priorities in a call with the Alliance for a Stronger FDA on Friday.   Budget priorities   “We have really made major strides thanks to Congress’ support in the appropriations that we received in 2019, in investing in modernizing t...
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    FDA officials, experts discuss impact of COVID-19 on cell and gene therapies

    While the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is still receiving investigational new drug applications (INDs) for cell and gene therapies, officials are concerned about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on clinical trials.   “It’s clear that COVID-19 has adversely affected all aspects of development of cell and gene therapies,” said Peter Marks, director of FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), said at the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine’s M...
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    FDA releases guidance documents on biocompatibility submissions and nitinol-containing devices

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued two new guidance documents related to premarket submissions on device biocompatibility with intact skin, as well as technical considerations for nitinol-containing devices.   In the draft guidance , issued 15 October, the FDA provided select updates on the type of compatibility information that should be included in premarket submissions for devices made from common polymers and fabrics that come in contact with int...