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Regulatory Recon: Get Ready for Cybersecurity-Based Device Rejections (6 June 2014)

Posted 06 June 2014 | By Alexander Gaffney, RAC 

Regulatory Recon: Get Ready for Cybersecurity-Based Device Rejections (6 June 2014)

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In Focus: US

  • FDA cybersecurity rejections are on the way (Mass Device)
  • Neuralstem to offer experimental therapy outside trial. Will FDA Intervene? (BioCentury)
  • Wanted: a watchdog for the mobile medical app explosion (Reuters)
  • FDA AdComm to Discuss Power Morcellator Devices at July Meeting (FDA)
  • USP starts field trials of FDA fake drug screening device (Securing Industry)
  • FDA Wants to Test the Safety of PEG Products Used in Pediatric Populations (FDA)

In Focus: International

  • Italian fraud squad raids drug agency in Roche-Novartis probe (Fierce)
  • AllTrials to EMA: New proposals will make scrutiny of data almost impossible (AllTrials)
  • Overhaul complete for EU clinical trials (Nature)
  • Public consultation opens on EMA’s draft guide on monitoring of medical literature (EMA) (EMA)
  • After Regulatory Lapses, India's Drug Makers Move Toward Automation (WSJ-$)
  • Five Arab-League Nations To Kick Off Drug-Safety Guidelines Next Year (PharmAsia-$)

US: Pharmaceuticals/Biotechnology

  • Novartis Antibiotic Web Page Draws Scrutiny (Pharmalot)
  • DMFs in the Spotlight at the GPhA/FDA CMC Workshop (Lachman)
  • FTC Tells the NAD: “Thanks for Nothing” (FDA Law Blog)
  • Genzyme Cleared of Wrongdoing in Regulatory Lawsuit (Court Decision)
  • FDA Wants to Test the Safety of PEG Products Used in Pediatric Populations (FDA)
  • Woodcock: Drug development in serious diseases: the new "breakthrough therapy" designation (PubMed)
  • FDA Drug Shortage Strategy: Heparin Is Test Case For Developing Alternate Sources (Pink Sheet-$)
  • Massachusetts Biosimilar Interchangeability Bill Introduced (Massachusetts)
  • Opinion: FDA's recent IRB guidance more style than substance (The Hill)
  • Veterinary Group Paying Close Attention to Compounding (Veterinary Practice News)
  • Modeling and simulation of biopharmaceutical performance (PubMed)
  • Improving the assessment of heart toxicity for all new drugs through translational regulatory science (Nature)
  • Exploring the FDA adverse event reporting system to generate hypotheses for monitoring of disease characteristics (PubMed)
  • Statistical consideration and challenges in bridging study of personalized medicine (PubMed)
  • Physiologically based pharmacokinetic modeling: from regulatory science to regulatory policy (PubMed)
  • The FDA's risk/benefit calculus in the approvals of Qsymia and Belviq: treating an obesity epidemic while avoiding another fen-phen (PubMed)
  • ASCO recommends new incentives for pediatric trials (BioCentury)
  • FDA Starting Work on DILI Testing (FDA)
  • NJ Bill Urges FDA to Reconsider Approval of Zohydro (NJ)
  • Merck Accused Of Advertising Bogus Sunscreen SPF Claims (Law 360-$)
  • Strides Arcolab gets FDA approval to market skin disease drug in US (India Times)
  • USFDA inspects Divis Laboratories' facility in India (PTI)

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

  • Neuralstem to offer experimental therapy outside trial (BioCentury)
  • FDA gives orphan drug status to Momenta’s investigational pancreatic cancer treatment (MedCityNews)
  • US FDA grants Fast Track designation for GW Pharma’s Epidiolex in Dravet syndrome (Pharma Letter-$)
  • US: Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology: General
  • USP starts field trials of FDA fake drug screening device (Securing Industry)
  • The Truth about Fake Medicines (Lillypad)
  • Sunshine… Or Clouds? Drug Makers Grapple With Transparency Law (Pharmalot)
  • Study: sales rep limits reduce off-label prescriptions (MedCity News)
  • US patient assistance programmes - a critique (PharmaPhorum)

US: Medical Devices

  • FDA cybersecurity rejections are on the way (Mass Device)
  • Wanted: a watchdog for the mobile medical app explosion (Reuters)
  • FDA AdComm to Discuss Power Morcellator Devices at July Meeting (FDA)
  • FDA panel to examine corneal implant for aging eyes (Fierce)
  • Shuren: The FDA's role in the development of medical mobile applications (PubMed)
  • $100M NuvaRing Settlement Finalized (AP)
  • FDA concerns have been resolved, Cardiac Assist says (BizJournal)
  • No more secrecy in medtech pricing, says Sen. King (Mass Device)

US: Assorted And Government

  • Animal-rights group calls for MIT fine after death of rabbit in lab (Reuters)
  • S.2407 -- 21st Century Global Health Technology Act (Senate)

Europe

  • Italian fraud squad raids drug agency in Roche-Novartis probe (Fierce)
  • AllTrials to EMA: New proposals will make scrutiny of data almost impossible (AllTrials)
  • Overhaul complete for EU clinical trials (Nature)
  • Public consultation opens on EMA’s draft guide on monitoring of medical literature (EMA) (EMA)
  • Pradaxa gains EU approval for treatment and prevention of recurrence of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism (Press) (Pharmafile)
  • EMA accepts resubmitted Raxone MAA (BioCentury)
  • Official medicines control laboratories: evolution of its role in Europe in surveillance and control of medicines on the market (EDQM)
  • German health insurers implore G-BA to squeeze pharma more (SCRIP-$)
  • Industry calls for EU decision-makers to grasp diverse medtech needs (Clinica-$)

India

  • India's Drug Makers Move Toward Automation (WSJ-$)
  • India Drug Makers Ordered To Supply Drug-Cost Data Or Face Penalties (PharmAsia-$)

Other International

  • Five Arab-League Nations To Kick Off Drug-Safety Guidelines Next Year (PharmAsia-$)
  • Ensuring medical device effectiveness and safety: a cross--national comparison of approaches to regulation (PubMed)
  • Is Aus medtech industry being fleeced by high regulatory fees? (Clinica-$)

General Regulatory And Interesting Articles

  • Toxicokinetic Tips (Cato)
  • New Coating May Finally Help Make Artificial Joints Last a Lifetime (MedGadget)

Regulatory Reconnaissance #333 – 6 June 2014

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