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Regulatory Recon: FDA Panel Denies Support for Abuse-deterrent Opioid (11 September 2015)

Posted 11 September 2015 | By Zachary Brennan 

Regulatory Recon: FDA Panel Denies Support for Abuse-deterrent Opioid (11 September 2015)

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In Focus: US

  •  US FDA Advisory Committee Nearly Unanimously Withholds Support to Approve Purdue’s Avridi (Reuters) (SAC Tracker)
  • Congress Will Not Tinker With FDA LDT Guidance Before Final, Staffers Indicate (Gray Sheet-$)
  • Calif. Lawmakers Approve Bill Requiring Drug Labeling In 5 Foreign Languages (Kaiser Health News)
  • Is FDA Having Trouble Setting Date for Biomarin, Sarepta Advisory Panels? (TheStreet)
  • Clinical Oncologists: Next Generation Sequencing Needs Uniform Reg Plan (InsideHealthPolicy-$)

In Focus: International

  • UK's Latest Cancer Drug Cull Draws Renewed Calls For NICE Reform (Pink Sheet-$)
  • UK's MHRA takes action against NW Bio for advertising an unlicensed medicine (MHRA)
  • EC Calls for Indefinite Exemption from Pharma IP Rules for Least-Developed Countries (Focus) (PharmaLetter-$)

US: Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology

  • Actelion in talks with ZS Pharma amid surge in biotech deal-making (Reuters)
  • AstraZeneca Purchases US Biologics Manufacturing Facility to Support Growing Pipeline (Press)
  • Pfizer Made ‘Groundless Threats’ to Pharmacies in Patent Dispute (Bloomberg)
  • Landmark UK patent case rules against Pfizer (PharmaTimes)(Reuters)
  • Radio on GSK's latest setback, Kyle Bass' 'truthful irrelevancy,' and Horizon's web presence (FierceBiotech)
  • CardioBrief: When Should Drugs Be Discontinued? (MedPage Today)
  • Doubleplusgood CorporateSpeak (In the Pipeline)
  • SSR report links PBM exclusions to cresting drug prices (BioCentury)
  • Spark Tries to Quell Investor Fears About Gene Therapy Test (TheStreet)
  • Eli Lilly expands size of new Kendall Square innovation center (Boston Business Journal)
  • Allergan Settles With Amneal Pharmaceuticals over Namenda XR ANDA (FDANews-$)
  • East Coast Biotech Roundup: Biogen, Watson, Data Dumps & More (Xconomy)

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

  • Merck KGaA to try again to get approval for MS pill cladribine (Reuters)(FierceBiotech)(SCRIP-$)
  • Aridis Pharmaceuticals Receives FDA Fast Track Designation for AR-301 for Acute Pneumonia caused by Staphylococcus aureus (Press)
  • Allergan And Perrigo Receive FDA Approval Of Three Extended Release Products Equivalent To Mucinex And Mucinex DM (Press)
  • AstraZeneca to present data from its diabetes portfolio and pre-clinical research at EASD 2015 (Press)
  • NIH panel approves Sangamo hemophilia B protocol (BioCentury)
  • US FDA accepts first digital medicine application (Focus)(Pharmafile)

US: Medical Devices

  • New device could save millions from septic shock (Reuters)
  • FDA Approves First Touchscreen Insulin Pump With CGM Integration (Med Device Online)
  • Velico Medical extends BARDA contract (Mass Device)
  • Delphinus raises nearly $40m for SoftVue breast ultrasound (Mass Device)
  • How the FDA process is biased against new technology (MobiHealthNews)
  • ShiftLab's first device is nearing commercialization. Will it start a low-cost revolution? (FierceMedicalDevices)
  • Booz Allen On Track To Deliver CDRH Progress Report To Congress In February (Gray Sheet-$)
  • 3M mulls HIT spinout or sale (Mass Device)
  • Cardiac Dimensions touts cost-utility study of Carillon mitral valve (Mass Device)

US: Assorted and Government

  • New FDA Rules Tighten Food Safety Requirements (WSJ)
  • Bernie Sanders unveils bill to battle rising drug prices (FiercePharma)
  • King & Spalding Lures Off-Label Expert From FDA (Law360-$)
  • Senators Reintroduce Bill to Stop Pay-For-Delay Drug Deals (Focus)(FDANews-$)
  • Senate ‘Innovation’ Bill Being Narrowed With Year-End Committee Passage In Mind (Pink Sheet-$)
  • FDA Focus: Suing the FDA (PharmaLetter-$)
  • Drug Interactions With Hormonal Contraceptives: Public Health and Drug Development Implications (Federal Register)
  • Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (Federal Register)
  • Invokana and Invokamet (canagliflozin): Drug Safety Communication (FDA)(Law360-$)
  • Medistat RX Sterile Drug Products: Recall - Possible Contamination (FDA)
  • The Amarin Injunction (PhillyCooke Consulting)

Upcoming Meetings and Events              


  • Meeting highlights from the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) 7-10 September 2015 (EMA)
  • La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company Receives Positive Opinion from European Orphan Committee for LJPC-401 (Press)
  • NICE nod for BI's lung-scarring drug Ofev (PharmaTimes)
  • Europe pledges greater access to medication (Digital Journal)
  • EU celebrates 50 years of pharmaceutical legislation (Manufacturing Chemist)
  • EDQM revised policy document “Content of the Dossier for Chemical Purity and Microbiological Quality" (EDQM)
  • Janssen seeks EU marketing nod for daratumumab to treat relapsed, refractory multiple myeloma (PharmaBiz)
  • MedImmune, Cancer Research UK Open Cancer Biotherapeutics Lab (GEN)
  • Big-name backers give ReViral $21M to move RSV drug into the clinic (FierceBiotech)
  • Boston Scientific wins CE Mark for Vercise DBS component (Mass Device)
  • Euro Biotech Report (FierceBiotech)


  • National guideline for retail storage of Schedule 6 and Schedule 7 poisons (TGA)


  • Tuberculosis an 'economic drain', impediment to development: Ratan Tata (Economic Times)


  • Mindray management lowers takeover offer to $3B (Mass Device)

Ebola Outbreak

  • IMF says it's committed to backing Liberia’s recovery from Ebola (Reuters)
  • New cheaper, sensitive Ebola test to help curb disease spread (Economic Times)

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