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Regulatory Reconnaissance: Daniel Fabricant, Top Supplement Regulator, Leaving FDA (8 April 2014)

Posted 08 April 2014 | By Alexander Gaffney, RAC

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In Focus: US

In Focus: International

  • EMA slashes fees for small drug developers (In-Pharma)
  • New standard brings labelling clarification for medical devices used in MR setting (Clinica-$)
  • A 'qualifier' for all biologics could solve biosimilar INN dispute (SCRIP-$)
  • Did Regulatory Issues Finally Lead Daiichi Sankyo to Cut its Losses With Ranbaxy? (India Times)
  • Sun Pharma's $3.2bn Ranbaxy acq: 'Compliance first, synergies later' (In-Pharma) (Bloomberg)

US: Pharmaceuticals/Biotechnology

  • $9B Verdict Hammers Takeda, Eli Lilly In Actos Bellwether (Law 360-$) (Takeda) (Reuters) (Guardian) (PMLive) (NYTimes) (Bloomberg)
  • Zogenix takes Massachusetts to court over Zohydro ban (SCRIP-$) (The Hill) (Boston Herald) (Reuters) (BioCentury-$)
  • FDA, DEA Drafting Agreement To Share Information On Controlled Substances (Pink Sheet-$) (SCRIP-$)
  • FDA: We're Working Closely with Manufacturers of Meningitis B Vaccines (FDA)
  • Teva Asks Supreme Court To Block Generic MS Drugs (Law 360-$) (Reuters) (SCOTUSblog)
  • FDA Policies in Place, DIY Fecal Transplants on the Rise (Medpage Today)
  • CDER urgently recruiting senior managers from industry to replenish top staff (BioCentury-$) (BioCentury-$)
  • On the Merits of the Expanded Access Program (DrugWonks)
  • Women's groups are calling the FDA sexist for not approving female Viagra. They're wrong. (Slate)
  • FDA patient workshop show pain management still unmet need in fibromyalgia (BioCentury-$)
  • FDA: Symptoms are key efficacy domain in CFS, but endpoints still unknown (BioCentury-$)
  • Merck Accuses Expert Of Leaking Confidential Vioxx Docs (Law 360-$)
  • Teva Announces First Approval and Launch of Generic Lovaza Capsules in the United States (Press)
  • Sun's Ranbaxy Buy Out Could Have Implications For Nexium Generics (Pink Sheet-$)
  • Quebex-based Macco Organiques Brought off Import Alert (FDA)
  • Law Proposes ID Protocols for Biological Implants Used by the VA (Congress)

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

  • Alkermes hits PhIII goal line with 'blockbuster' long-acting schizophrenia drug (Fierce) (Press) (Reuters)
  • US: Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology: General
  • To spark cancer discoveries, several Big Pharma companies are sharing idle clinical trial data (MedCityNews)
  • States look to naloxone to cure America's overdose epidemic (Guardian)
  • Controversy Erupts Over HIV Prevention Drug (AP)
  • $5.6 Billion Questcor Deal Means High Drug Prices For Everybody (Forbes)

US: Medical Devices

  • AdvaMed Tags China-Made Device Knock Offs As Concern At Federal Commission Hearing (Gray Sheet-$)
  • FDA Action Urged On Usability Testing In Elderly, Minority Patients For Self-Management Devices (Gray Sheet-$)
  • Payor Coverage of Medical Devices Approved Under FDA's Humanitarian Device Exemption (Pew)
  • Device Company Scanadu Selling its Non-FDA-Approved Device as RUO (MobiHealthNews) (RUO Guidance)
  • ReliantHeart goes head-to-head with Thoratec to aim for U.S. LVAD market (Mass Device)
  • Report: Healthcare Cybersecurity Appalling, Legislation Not Enough (MDDI)
  • Fearing Punishment for Bad Genes (NYTimes)

US: Dietary Supplements

  • Fabricant leaves FDA, replaces Shaw as head of NPA (Nutraingredients-USA)
  • Does FDA Have Authority to Impose IND Requirements on Non-Drug Studies? (FDA Law Blog)
  • US: Assorted And Government
  • Can You Patent A Natural Product? Prepare For a Different Answer (In The Pipeline)
  • NRDC Criticizes FDA GRAS Process for New Food Ingredients (NPI)

Europe

  • EMA slashes fees for small drug developers (In-Pharma)
  • New standard brings labelling clarification for medical devices used in MR setting (Clinica-$)
  • CT regulation cleared by Parliament with CCI exemption intact (Pharma Times)
  • New Edition of EU Blue Guide-Implementation of EU Product Rules-Arrives (MedDevLegal)
  • Online Patient Library Set for European Launch (PharmExec)

India

  • Did Regulatory Issues Finally Lead Daiichi Sankyo to Cut its Losses With Ranbaxy? (India Times)
  • Sun Pharma's $3.2bn Ranbaxy acq: 'Compliance first, synergies later' (In-Pharma) (Bloomberg)
  • Local Indian Regulators Working to Crack Down on Illegal Online Drug Retails (PharmaBiz)

Other International

  • A 'qualifier' for all biologics could solve biosimilar INN dispute (SCRIP-$)
  • Australia: Upgraded over-the-counter medicines online application system (TGA)

General Regulatory And Interesting Articles

  • Increased Patient Adherence: As Simple as Giving Patients Better Information in Drug Packaging (EyeForPharma)
  • Spinal stimulation helps 4 patients with paraplegia regain voluntary movement (Press) (NBC) (AP)
  • How Mouse Studies Lead Medical Research Down Dead Ends (NPR)
  • Antidepressants Linked to Premature Births (NYTimes)
  • Triclosan from soaps found to promote bacteria buildup in human noses (Press)

Regulatory Reconnaissance #293 - 8 April 2014

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