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Regulatory Reconnaissance: Taiwan, Japan Eye Drug Regulatory Harmonization (8 January 2013)

Posted 08 January 2014 | By Alexander Gaffney, RAC 

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In Focus: US

  • FDA Advisory Panel To Review New Heart Failure Drug From Novartis (Forbes) (BioCentury)
  • Warning and NOV Letter Summary - 4th Quarter 2013 (Eye on FDA)
  • FDA to assess drug release of medicated chewing gums (NI-USA)
  • Patients, Consumer Advocates Question Hip Implant Settlement (NPR)
  • US cracks down on 'miracle' weight loss cures (The Hill) (FTC) (NYTimes) (CBS) (NBC) (NI-USA) (Tan Sheet-$)

In Focus: International

  • Taiwan, Japan Eye Drug Regulatory Harmonization To Curb Costs (PharmAsia-$)
  • Indian Govt considering revising GMP regulations to make them compliant with WHO's GMP Certification (PharmaBiz)
  • EMA Releases Guideline Annex on Definitions for Good Pharmacovigilance Practices (EMA)
  • Blood Pressure Drug Ad Prompts Japan to File Criminal Complaint Against Novartis (MedIndia) (PharmAsia-$)

US: Pharmaceuticals/Biotechnology

  • FDA Advisory Panel To Review New Heart Failure Drug From Novartis (Forbes) (BioCentury)
  • Warning and NOV Letter Summary - 4th Quarter 2013 (Eye on FDA)
  • FDA to assess drug release of medicated chewing gums (NI-USA)
  • PhRMA: We Support a "Strong, Sufficiently-Resourced FDA" (PhRMA)

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

US: Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology: General

  • Medicare Program; Contract Year 2015 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs -- Proposes to Ban Doctors and Eliminate Certain Pharmaceuticals from Part D (Policy and Medicine)
  • Returns may suffer as drugmakers compete in crowded cancer field (Reuters)
  • Key to peds rare disease R&D success? Parents, advocates (SCRIP-$)

US: Medical Devices

  • Patients, Consumer Advocates Question Hip Implant Settlement (NPR)
  • Gentle, Simple SinuSys Vent-Os Sinus Dilation System Obtains FDA Clearance (Press)
  • Samsung lands FDA clearance for health app (Mass Device) (MedGadget)
  • Delphinus Medical's SoftVue Ultrasound Tomography System Cleared in U.S. (MedGadget)
  • Nipro Diagnostics, Inc. Initiates Voluntary Recall of Certain TRUEbalance and TRUEtrack Blood Glucose Meters (FDA)
  • Most surgeons blind to implanted device costs (Fierce)

US: Dietary Supplements

US: Assorted And Government

  • Think America has the world's best health care system? You won't after seeing this chart. (Washington Post)

Upcoming Meetings And Events

  • 10 January 2013: National Biodefense Science Board Meeting (DHHS)
  • 28-29 January 2013: Workshop - Strategies to Address Hemolytic Complications of Immune Globulin Infusions (FDA)
  • 2014 FDA OAGS Small Business Outreach Vendor Fair (FDA)
  • Other Upcoming FDA Advisory Committee Meetings And Topics (FDA)

Europe

  • IQWiG says added benefit of GSK's Tafinlar not proven (Pharma Letter-$) (Press)
  • Added benefit of Sanofi's Aubagio not proven, says IQWiG (Pharma Letter-$)
  • EMA Releases Guideline Annex on Definitions for Good Pharmacovigilance Practices (EMA)
  • Daiichi Sankyo files edoxaban in EU (SCRIP-$) (Pharma Letter-$) (BioCentury)
  • Daclatasvir Marketing Authorization Application for Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Validated for Accelerated Regulatory Review by the European Medicines Agency (Press)
  • Are drugs companies transparent enough about their products? (Channel 4)

Asia

  • Indian Govt considering revising GMP regulations to make them compliant with WHO's GMP Certification (PharmaBiz)
  • India to amend Rule 96 of D&C Rules for labeling vaccines with specific reference to origin of vaccine (PharmaBiz)
  • Taiwan, Japan Eye Drug Regulation Streamlining To Curb Costs (PharmAsia-$)
  • Blood Pressure Drug Ad Prompts Japan to File Criminal Complaint Against Novartis (MedIndia) (PharmAsia-$)
  • China Vows Steps To Deal With Shortage Of Hyperthyroidism Drug (PharmAsia-$)

General Regulatory And Interesting Articles

  • Why drug discovery is hard - Part 2: Easter Island, Pit Vipers; Where do drugs come from? (Scientific American)
  • South Korea develops world's first cancer-treating nanorobot (Reuters)
  • Compounding pediatric medicines from adult preparations may result in poor content uniformity (Press)
  • On-demand vaccines possible with engineered nanoparticles (Press)

Regulatory Reconnaissance #231 - 8 January 2014

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