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Regulatory Reconnaissance: Google Working With FDA on Glucose-Monitoring Contact Lens (17 January 2013)

Posted 17 January 2014 | By Alexander Gaffney, RAC

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In Focus: US

In Focus: International

  • South Africa slams Big Pharma in generic drugs row (Reuters) (Guardian)
  • EMA wants outcomes data on lipid-lowering agents (BioCentury) (EMA)
  • Indian Regulator mulls changes in labelling norms for drugs (Economic Times)
  • India Drug-Industry Leaders Call For Higher Standards In China, At Home (PharmAsia-$)

US: Pharmaceuticals/Biotechnology

  • Xarelto should not be approved in ACS says FDA panel (PMLive) (PharmaTimes) (Pharma Letter-$) (SCRIP-$) (Pink Sheet-$) (AP) (Forbes) (Press) (Fierce) (BioCentury) (Cardiovascular Business)
  • Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals New Drug Application Approved by the FDA (Press)
  • Over-The-Counter Pills Left Out of FDA Acetaminophen Limits (ProPublica)
  • Opinion: Thirty developed nations have approved Lemtrada. The U.S. refusal to do so shows the need for regulatory reform. (WSJ)
  • Opinion: Pharma Critics Want Complete Clinical Trial Transparency, Yet Want To Ban Publishing Pharma Funded Studies (Forbes)
  • U.S. shortage of Tamiflu for children resolved: Roche (Reuters) (Fierce)
  • Conflict Preemption: Would FDA Reject the Warning? (D&D Law)
  • Aegerion Hit With Shareholder Suit Over Juxtapid Labeling (Law 360-$)
  • Washington Legal Foundation Briefing: One Year After Caronia (WLF)
  • Ranbaxy asks the FDA to let it make generic Diovan in US (Fierce) (PharmAsia-$) (Fierce)

US: Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology: Clinical Study Results, Filings and Designations

  • Prosensa considers developing muscle disorder drug after new data (Reuters) (BioCentury)
  • Trimel PDUFA Date for CompleoTRT Extended (Press)
  • Manufacturing Organs: Harvard Bioscience spin-off is stepping up its production of synthetic tracheas to supply clinical trials (MIT Tech Review)

US: Medical Devices

US: Dietary Supplements

  • DSHEA, 20 Years Later: Our Safe Harbor in a Sea of Never-ending Tumult (NPI)
  • NDI Compliance is Not Optional, Even as We Wait (NPI)

US: Assorted And Government

Upcoming Meetings And Events

  • 28 January 2014: Allergenic Products Advisory Committee Meeting (FDA)
  • 28 January 2013: US State of the Union Address (White House)
  • 28-29 January 2013: Workshop - Strategies to Address Hemolytic Complications of Immune Globulin Infusions (FDA)
  • 29-30 January 2014: Science Advisory Board to the National Center for Toxicological Research Meeting (FDA)
  • 19 February 2014: FDA OAGS Small Business Outreach Vendor Fair (FDA)
  • Other Upcoming FDA Advisory Committee Meetings And Topics (FDA)


  • EMA wants outcomes data on lipid-lowering agents (BioCentury) (EMA)
  • COMP Says Cometriq, Sirturo Still Orphan Drug Products; Deltyba, Para-aminosalicylic acid Lucane are not (EMA)
  • German Ruling Will Prevent Original Products Being Split For Distribution (Pink Sheet-$)
  • A QP for GMP? That is the suggestion: IRCA launches pharma auditor training (Outsourcing Pharma)
  • Europe: Early Communications with Regulators is Essential for SMEs (PharmExec)


  • Indian Regulator mulls changes in labelling norms for drugs (Economic Times)
  • India Drug-Industry Leaders Call For Higher Standards In China, At Home (PharmAsia-$)
  • Astellas' Ipragliflozin beats diabetes rivals to Japanese approval (PMLive) (Press)
  • Bayer Receives Approval for Riociguat in Japan for the Treatment of Chronic-Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (Press)
  • India Drug Regulator Said Mulling Tighter Label Rules To End Confusion (PharmAsia-$)
  • Panel favors continuation of ArQule liver cancer drug study (Reuters)

Other International

General Regulatory And Interesting Articles

  • Drug developers implementing new strategies for use of clinical trial comparator drugs (Pharma Letter-$)
  • Study: Warning labels can be dangerous to your health (Press)
  • Bodybuilders Bulk Up Using ... Cancer Drugs? (MedPage Today)
  • Belgian clinic repairs bones with new ground-breaking stem cell technique (Reuters)
  • Prozac during adolescence protects against despair in adulthood (LATimes)
  • New Research Shows No Significant Difference in Long-Term Experiences of Bone Marrow and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell (PBSC) Donors (Press)

Regulatory Reconnaissance #238 - 17 January 2014

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