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Regulatory Reconnaissance: Indian Officials Say Hamburg to Visit India This Week (5 February 2014)

Posted 05 February 2014 | By Alexander Gaffney, RAC 

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In Focus: US

  • Report: FDA Chief Margaret Hamburg to Visit India This Week (PharmAsia-$)
  • Group agrees to substitution principles (BioCentury)
  • Economic Assessment of FDA's Generic Drug Labeling Rule Claims it Will Raise Costs by $4 Billion Per Year (MGA)
  • Drugmakers Tackle Biosimilars Oversight At FTC Forum (Law 360-$) (BioPharma Reporter)
  • HHS Wants to Empower Patients by Providing Direct Access to Test Results - Except When It Doesn't (FDA Law Blog)

In Focus: International

  • Union Health Minister calls for "Balance" in Clinical Trials Regulations (India Times) (SCRIP-$)
  • Could proposed EU Notified Body regulations fizzle out before even taking off? (Clinica-$)
  • UK's MHRA updates risk-based site inspection strategies (In Pharma)

US: Pharmaceuticals/Biotechnology

  • Report: FDA Chief Margaret Hamburg to Visit India This Week (PharmAsia-$)
  • Group agrees to substitution principles (BioCentury)
  • Economic Assessment of FDA's Generic Drug Labeling Rule Claims it Will Raise Costs by $4 Billion Per Year (MGA)
  • Drugmakers Tackle Biosimilars Oversight At FTC Forum (Law 360-$) (BioPharma Reporter)
  • Top Analytical Method Problems in INDs and BLAs Include Not Enough Detail for FDA Replication and Inadequate Suitability Control (IPQ-$)
  • OPDP Enforcement Letters Target Common Issues in Last Half of 2013 (CHC)
  • Patient advocates urge Congress for fast action on muscular dystrophy drug (BioFlash)
  • Doctors Group Sues FDA, Saying Drug Does More Harm Than Good (Courthouse News)
  • Consumer Group Challenges FDA on Vascepa Anchor SPA Decision (Press)

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

  • FDA Grants Fast Track Designation to Omeros' OMS824 Huntington's Disease Program (Press)
  • Ipsen says to seek approval for muscle-spasm drug (Reuters)
  • Furiex irritable bowel syndrome drug succeeds in large trials (Reuters)
  • FDA Grants Orphan Status to Edison Ataxia Drug (Press)

US: Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology: General

  • Morning Sickness Drug Diclegis Only FDA-Approved Drug on Market. So Why Won't Insurers Cover it? (DrugWonks)
  • Over-The-Counter Drugs: A Prescription For Confusion (C-HIT)
  • Va. lawmakers expected to set electric chair as backup when lethal injection unavailable (Washinton Post)
    Medicate responsibly, urges maker of Tylenol (MM&M)

US: Medical Devices

  • HHS Wants to Empower Patients by Providing Direct Access to Test Results - Except When It Doesn't (FDA Law Blog)
  • Direct-to-Consumer Testing's Constitutional Appeal: As supporters cite free speech, and critics the risk of harm, silence may signal a solution (GEN)
  • When do you need a registry? AdvaMed's new threshold questions (Mass Device) (Gray Sheet-$) (AdvaMed)
  • How Did Medical Device Security Become a Problem? (MDDI)

US: Assorted And Government

  • Quantifying the FDA's rulemaking delays highlights the need for transparency (Press) (Health Affairs)

Upcoming Meetings And Events

  • 4-5 February 2014: FTC Biosimilars Workshop (FTC)
  • 5 February 2014: FDA Science Board Meeting (FDA)
  • 10 February 2014: E&C Committee on Drug Shortage Problem (E&C)
  • 19 February 2014: FDA OAGS Small Business Outreach Vendor Fair (FDA)
  • Other Upcoming FDA Advisory Committee Meetings And Topics (FDA)

Europe

  • Could proposed EU Notified Body regulations fizzle out before even taking off? (Clinica-$)
  • UK's MHRA updates risk-based site inspection strategies (In Pharma)

India

  • Union Health Minister calls for "Balance" in Clinical Trials Regulations (India Times) (SCRIP-$)
  • Gilead, local generic players in talks to bring hepatitis C drug into India   (Hindu Business Line)

Other International

  • MSF Director: 'We are losing the battle' for cheap drugs in developing world (EurActiv)

Regulatory Reconnaissance #250 - 5 February 2014

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