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Regulatory Recon: FDA Settles Free Speech Suit Over Pacira Drug’s Label (15 December 2015)

Posted 15 December 2015 | By Zachary Brennan 

Regulatory Recon: FDA Settles Free Speech Suit Over Pacira Drug’s Label (15 December 2015)

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 In Focus: US

In Focus: International

  • Consultations on adoption of EU guidelines in Australia (TGA)
  • EMA guideline on the clinical investigation of medicinal products for the treatment of asthma (EMA) (Overview of Comments)
  • MHRA Drug Safety Update December 2015 (MHRA)
  • As combination drugs engulf India, an American pharmaceutical giant profits (Reuters)
  • Swissmedic approves Helsinn’s Akynzeo for CINV (PharmaLetter-$) (Press)

US: Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology

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

  • Atara tanks after its kidney drug comes up short in Phase II (Press Release) (FierceBiotech) (SCRIP-$)
  • Amgen Reclaims Rights From GSK To Grow In Ex-US Markets (SCRIP-$) (PharmaLetter-$) (Reuters)
  • Neon Therapeutics and Bristol-Myers Squibb Enter Clinical Trial Collaboration (Press)
  • Pfizer declares Q1 dividend (Press)
  • Regen BioPharma, Inc. Receives FDA Clearance to Initiate Clinical Trial of HemaXellerate (Press)
  • Bellicum to be Added to the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (Press)
  • Kyoto University's Center for iPS Cell Research Application and Takeda Launch the Joint Program for iPS Cell Applications Research (Press)
  • Evotec and Spero Therapeutics Extend Collaboration to Develop Novel Antibacterials (Press)

US: Medical Devices

  • Premarket Studies of Implantable Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgical Devices; Guidance for Industry and FDA Staff (FDA)
  • Point of Care Prothrombin Time/International Normalized Ratio Devices for Monitoring Warfarin Therapy; Public Workshop; Request for Comments (FDA)
  • Determination of Regulatory Review Period for Purposes of Patent Extension; Trivascular Ovation Abdominal Stent Graft System (FDA)
  • 3M Warming Device Infection Suits Grouped In Minn. (Law360-$)

US: Assorted and Government

Upcoming Meetings and Events              


  • Svelte Medical Systems Announces CE Mark Certification of SLENDER IDS (Press)
  • Dutch VC Aglaia BioMedical Ventures Invests in Swiss Biotech Inthera Bioscience (Press)


  • Govt plans to boost production of active pharma ingredients (Economic Times)
  • ART Bill seeking to regulate research on human embryos may be passed during current session (Pharmabiz)


  • China's Yisheng Bags Ebola Collab In US (SCRIP-$)

General Health and Other Interesting Articles

  • Don’t criticize what you can’t understand: Bob Dylan pops up throughout medical literature (Washington Post) (BMJ)
  • The Experts Were Wrong About the Best Places for Better and Cheaper Health Care (New York Times)
  • We Know Almost Nothing About the Animals That Live on Our Faces (Atlantic)

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