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Regulatory Recon: CHMP Recommends Six Medicines for Approval FDA Panel Backs Sentinel Cerebral Protection System (24 February 2017)

Posted 24 February 2017 | By Michael Mezher 

Regulatory Recon: CHMP Recommends Six Medicines for Approval FDA Panel Backs Sentinel Cerebral Protection System (24 February 2017)

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In Focus: US

  • FDA Panel Says Yes to Sentinel Cerebral Protection System (Medpage)
  • FDA Ain't Broke, Doesn't Need Fixin' (Morning Consult)
  • Approving new drugs (Science)
  • Death in trial of Roche's potential blockbuster hemophilia drug (Pharmafile) (EP Vantage) (Fierce)
  • Merck drug prevents serious infection after marrow transplant: study (Reuters)
  • On Tap: Novel Agents Awaiting US FDA Action In 2017 (Pink Sheet-$)
  • Novel US FDA Approvals Could Rebound In 2017: 40+ Candidates Already Under Review (Pink Sheet-$)
  • You're Overpaying for Drugs and Your Pharmacist Can't Tell You (Bloomberg)
  • ICER Revising Drug Review Criteria, Will Use Net Prices, Broad Evidence Base (Pink Sheet-$)
  • Ovarian Cancer Drugs Will Get ICER Review As Olaparib's Maintenance Indication Looms (Pink Sheet-$)
  • FDA Discusses Upcoming Proposed Rule on One-Page Patient Medication Information (Focus)
  • One more time: We're not buying Valeant, Allergan CEO insists (Fierce)
  • Sixth Circuit Affirms Branded Drug Preemption and Trial Win (Drug & Device Law)
  • FDA won't do that: Cybersecurity edition (Medical Design & Outsourcing)
  • FDA Expands Use of Procalcitonin Test to Help Guide ABX Use (MedScape) (FDA)
  • FDA OKs Rapid Test for Bloodstream Infections, ABX Choice (MedScape) (FDA)
  • After Dust Up Over Emflaza's Price, Ubl Says PhRMA-Member Review Should Be Done In Matter Of Weeks (IHP-$)
  • This Company With Anti-Aging Drug Is Secretly Preparing For Trump's New FDA (Forbes)
  • VP Pence: 'America's Obamacare nightmare is about to end' (Washington Post) (Politico)
  • Cancer patients, survivors fear GOP efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (Washington Post)
  • AARP, AHIP, And Others File Amicus Briefs In Sandoz V. Amgen (Big Molecule Watch)

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In Focus: International

  • CHMP Recommends Six medicines recommended for approval, including one orphan (EMA)
  • Final Versions of EU MDR, IVD Released, Voting Begins Next Month (Focus)
  • Managing intellectual property to develop medicines for the world's poorest (Nature)
  • Novartis wins CHMP nod for drug combo against some lung cancers (Reuters)
  • AstraZeneca's FDA delayed ZS-9 gains European thumbs-up (Fierce)
  • India's Pharma Barons Are Reporting Delays in Digitizing Labs (Bloomberg)
  • European Regulatory Roundup: EMA Recommends Approval of First Monoclonal Antibody Veterinary Medicine (Focus)
  • Redacting Personal Data/CCI In EU Clinical Trial Inspection Reports On The Agenda (Pink Sheet-$)
  • Manchester mulls paying for medicines based on their efficacy (Financial Times) (PharmaTimes) (ABPI)
  • Busy In-Tray Awaits New EFPIA Boss Nathalie Moll (Pink Sheet-$) (EFPIA)
  • Stada's first real bidder has put up a $3.7B offer. Will a bidding war follow? (Fierce) (Press)
  • To Test Zika Vaccines, Scientists Need A New Outbreak (NPR)
  • Innovative medicines for Europe – Dr Martina Schüssler-Lenz of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut elected chair of the EMA Committee for Advanced Therapies (Paul-Ehrlich-Institut)
  • First hormone replacement therapy for parathyroid disorder (EMA)
  • Submissions received: Guidance on risk management plans for medicines and biologicals (TGA)

US: Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology

  • Spectrum Pharma Investors Sue Over Rejected FDA Advice (Law360-$)
  • Making (good) deals is hard to do, Gilead CEO says, but he's working on it (Fierce)
  • Ex-GSK SVP instated as CMO at PureTech (Pharmafile)
  • 2017 Sees 7 First Generics in the First 45 Days of the Year (Lachman Consultants)
  • PPA: 2016 in review (PhRMA)
  • "Off-label" antidepressant use is common, but is it safe? (CBS)
  • Aveo takes baby step forward for once-rejected tivozanib (Fierce)
  • Ronald E. Blaylock Elected to Pfizer's Board of Directors (Press)
  • Rise in mumps outbreaks prompts U.S. officials to weigh third vaccine dose (Washington Post)
  • The Demise Of The Erectile Dysfunction TV Ads (Forbes)
  • Celgene president, COO Jackie Fouse to make shock departure (Fierce)

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

  • Cempra's bacterial skin infection drug succeeds in key study (Reuters)
  • Phase 3 Trial Data Show Use of SpaceOAR® Hydrogel Helps Maintain Erectile Function Following Prostate Cancer Radiation Treatment (Press)
  • Intersect ENT wins FDA nod for Propel Contour steroid-releasing implant (MassDevice) (Press)
  • GlaxoSmithKline, Innoviva tout data for Relvar Ellipta inhaled drug combo (Drug Delivery)

US: Medical Devices

  • The Annual MQSA Inspection: What Facilities Can Do To Help (FDA)
  • Teleflex wins FDA nod for Trapliner cath, sees shares rise on Street-topping Q4, FY2016 earnings (MassDevice)
  • New Solitaire(TM) Stent Retriever Study Validates Outcomes and Real-World Application of Stroke Treatment Best Practices (Press)

US: Assorted & Government

  • FDA: NECC Steroids Not Properly Sterilized (The Tennessean)
  • Hemp Industries Association Seeks Contempt against DEA; Alleges Violation of 2004 Hemp Order (FDA Law Blog)
  • Ex-Valeant, Philidor Execs Deny $40M Kickback Scheme (Law360-$)
  • Merck Sued In Philly Over Shingles Vaccine Injuries (Law360-$)
  • Fatal drug overdoses in US on the rise, CDC says (STAT) (CNBC)
  • US House Committee Presses Drug Czar on Fentanyl (WSJ)
  • VA Governor signs bills aimed at stemming opioid epidemic (Washington Post)

Upcoming Meetings & Events


  • Medtronic lands CE Mark for quad MRI-safe pacers (MassDevice) (Press)
  • Truxima fires the starting gun in biosimilar race to the bottom (EP Vantage)
  • Developing talent and partnership to create new medicines (Pharmafile)
  • LivaNova to exit London Stock Exchange (MassDevice)
  • Advertising investigations: January 2017 (MHRA)


  • Daiichi Sankyo announces structural changes (PharmaLetter-$)
  • CFDA Minister Bi Jingquan meets German Ambassador to China (CFDA)


  • India making major strides in vaccine development and safety (PharmaLetter-$)
  • India's NPPA identifies 634 non-compliant drug pricings (Pharmafile)
  • Gujarat FDCA seizes spurious products from two retailers (PharmaBiz)
  • Zydus Cadila to launch seasonal flu vaccine in India (Economic Times)
  • Karnataka drugs control dept all set for monitoring stent prices across hospitals in state (PharmaBiz)
  • NPPA sends show cause notices to hospitals over stent overpricing allegations (Economic Times)


  • New company, Fusion Pharmaceuticals, set up in Canada (PharmaLetter-$)

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