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Regulatory Recon: House E&C Committee to Vote on User Fee Reauthorization Wednesday FDA Approves Valve-in-Valve Use for Edwards' Sapien 3 Valves (6 June 2017)

Posted 06 June 2017 | By Michael Mezher 

Regulatory Recon: House E&C Committee to Vote on User Fee Reauthorization Wednesday FDA Approves Valve-in-Valve Use for Edwards' Sapien 3 Valves (6 June 2017)

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In Focus: US

  • Drug Prices Become Target for FDA as Chief Expands Purview (Bloomberg)
  • Amgen SENSIPAR Pediatric Exclusivity Dispute is Put on Ice While FDA Dispute Resolution Process Proceeds (FDALawBlog)
  • FDA approves new use for Edwards' Sapien 3 heart valve (Reuters) (FDA)
  • ASCO Interviews (CNBC: Incyte, Merck, Roche, Bluebird, Loxo, BMS)
  • House E&C Committee to Vote on User Fee Reauthorization Wednesday (E&C)
  • 7 things doctors are buzzing about at the biggest cancer research meeting (Washington Post)
  • #ASCO17 need-to-know, all right here: Roche, BMS, Merck, Legend and more (Fierce)
  • Tiny Flex Pharma's CEO Westphal steps down (Fierce) (Boston Globe)
  • ICD and Pacemaker Ecosystems Vulnerable to Hacks: Report (Focus)
  • FDA Delays UDI Requirements for Low-Risk Devices (Focus)
  • Prostate Cancer Drug About To Confront Insurers With Sovaldi-Size Problem (Forbes)
  • America's Hidden HIV Epidemic (NYTimes)
  • Promising New Cancer Drugs Won't Go Far Unless Everyone Gets Genetic Testing (MIT Technology Review)
  • AbbVie Testosterone Gel Faces Scrutiny as First Trial Begins (Bloomberg)
  • BMS, Novartis Plan Study to Test Opdivo and Yervoy with Mekinist for Colorectal Cancer (Press)
  • A Dilemma for Diabetes Patients: How Low to Push Blood Sugar, and How to Do It? (NYTimes)
  • For high blood pressure, combining drugs at lower dose may be effective (Washington Post)
  • AbbVie, Novo, Takeda take home honors in pharma's latest reputation study (Fierce)

In Focus: International

  • Israel's troubled Bioblast seeks partners, merger (Fierce)
  • NICE backs Allergan's Ozurdex, AbbVie's Humira for uveitis (PharmaTimes)
  • Netherlands to adopt medical devices anti-corruption legislation (MedicalDevicesLegal)
  • Roche Plunges After a Key Breast Cancer Treatment Trial Disappoints (The Street)
  • Novel Drug Movers and Shakers 2013-2016 (Pharmafile)
  • Data Sharing Statements for Clinical Trials: A Requirement of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (PLOS)
  • Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Global Advocate for Women's Health, Dies at 68 (NYTimes)
  • Lessons From Europe: Orphan Drug Valuations Show Limits Of Cost Effectiveness (Pink Sheet-$)

Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology                                  

  • Moving the Needle on REMS Legislation (Morning Consult)
  • Researchers propose a roadmap to making custom medicines a reality (CNBC)
  • Women With Aggressive Breast Cancer Are Living Longer (NYTimes)
  • Big returns on small cancer research investment, study suggests (Reuters)
  • Reference Product Sample Abuses: Indian Firms Flag Concerns With FTC (Pink Sheet-$)
  • Orphan Drug Pricing Heading to Negotiating Table in US? (Pink Sheet-$)
  • Pfizer's $14B Medivation deal's now a cautionary M&A tale, thanks to ASCO: analyst (Fierce)
  • Lundbeck obtains rights to breakthrough research in Alzheimer's disease (PharmaLetter-$)
  • A start-up helping patients stay on top of their meds (CNBC)
  • A Peek at Partnering | AbbVie (BIO)
  • Asco – IO strategy in mesothelioma finally gets mapped out (EP Vantage)
  • 'Easy to work with' tops CRO benchmarking report (OutsourcingPharma)
  • Recipharm opens new GMP suite for clinical trial material (Pharmafile)
  • Tesaro's Zejula Expansion Includes Keytruda Combo, Lung Cancer (SCRIP-$)
  • Deficient DMFs Jeopardizing Timely Approvals of ANDAs (Pink Sheet-$)
  • Curbing Cancer Drug Costs: Lartruvo Vial Sizes Designed To Reduce Waste (Pink Sheet-$)
  • Lung Therapeutics breathes easy with $14M Series B (Fierce)
  • Zika Virus Hijacks Neurodevelopmental Protein To Replicate(BioCentury)
  • Facing Cash Crunch, Novan Slashes Staff and Shuffles Executive Team (Xconomy)
  • Eleven Biotherapeutics to Collaborate with AstraZeneca and the National Cancer Institute on Development of Vicinium in Combination with Durvalumab for the Treatment of Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer (Press)

Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology: Study Results, Filings and Designations

  • Pfizer Receives FDA Fast Track Designation for Tafamidis for Transthyretin Cardiomyopathy (Press)
  • NewLink's IDO inhibitor score sheet reads one fail, one modest pass (Fierce)
  • ASCO: Dendreon touts T-cell response data for prostate cancer vaccine Provenge (Fierce)
  • NIAID-Sponsored Trial of Experimental Chikungunya Vaccine Begins (NIH)
  • Chi-Med touts fruquintinib's phase 3 safety edge in relapsed colorectal cancer (Fierce) (SCRIP-$)
  • Chi-Med Highlights Phase III Fruquintinib Data in Oral Presentation at ASCO (Press)
  • AstraZeneca Presents Tagrisso® (osimertinib) Data in Patients with EGFR T790M-Mutation Positive Lung Cancer and Central Nervous System Metastases (Press)
  • CVT-301 Phase 3 Data Showed Significantly Improved Motor Function During OFF Periods in Parkinson's Disease (Press)
  • FDA Approves Two-Month ARISTADA® for Treatment of Schizophrenia (Press)
  • NantKwest Expands NANT Cancer Vaccine Program With Additional Clinical Trials Announced Addressing Multiple Cancer Types Across All Stages of Disease (Press)
  • AntriaBio seeks FDA nod for trial of once-weekly insulin (Drug Delivery)

Medical Devices

  • Should CAPAs Be a Last Resort? (MDDI)
  • BD wins 510(k) for intestinal bacteria diagnostic (Drug Delivery) (GenomeWeb)
  • FDA Approves Roche's CMV Test (GenomeWeb)
  • 3D printing can give your medtech startup a competitive edge (Medical  Design & Outsourcing)
  • Roche receives FDA approval for CMV viral load testing on cobas® 6800/8800 Systems (Press)
  • QIAGEN receives U.S. FDA approval for cytomegalovirus (CMV) testing on automated QIAsymphony platform (Press)
  • Here's an example of product adoption with zero reimbursement (MedCityNews)
  • Miracor Announces Positive Interim Clinical Data with Novel PiCSO® Impulse System for AMI Patients (Press)
  • Endologix touts low rate of endoleaks, mortality in 2-year Nellix study results (MassDevice)
  • SentreHeart enters pivotal phase after hitting Lariat study milestone (MassDevice)

US: Assorted & Government

  • Trump advisers want president to do health care roadshow in June (Politico)
  • Puerto Rico declares Zika outbreak over, CDC maintains travel warning (Reuters)
  • Nevada governor vetoes bill that targeted diabetes drug costs (STAT)
  • The CBO's Updated Estimate Of The AHCA (Health Affairs Blog)
  • Teaching hospitals in U.S. are expensive, but have lower death rates (Washington Post)
  • Obamacare Didn't Destroy Insurance Markets, but It Also Didn't Fix Them (NYTimes)
  • Express Scripts, CVS Face ERISA Suit Over EpiPen Costs (Law360-$)

Upcoming Meetings & Events


  • Akebia prevails in two further European patent disputes (PharmaLetter-$)
  • New tool to help boost medical research and build closer relationships between pharma and academic researchers (ABPI)
  • French Pharma Industry Lays Out Wishlist For New Government, Proposes Five-Year Pact (Pink Sheet-$)
  • Preparation Plan For Europe's Unified Patent Court Delayed; UK General Election Spells More Uncertainty (Pink Sheet-$)
  • IQWiG assesses benefits of Cosentyx and Taltz (PharmaLetter-$)
  • Oxford Uni collaboration Scenic Biotech secures funding for its 'genetic off-switch' (Pharmafile)
  • Sanofi and Boehringer Ingelheim confirm closing of business swap date (EPR)
  • Medovex wins CE Mark for DenerveX spinal denervation system (MassDevice)
  • Boston Scientific wins CE Mark for Vercise Gevia DBS (MassDevice)


  • Orchard Therapeutics hits up Hitachi CDMO to make autologous gene therapy (BioPharmaReporter)


  • Vigilance officials raid 16 offices of Kerala state drug control offices, find major anomalies (PharmaBiz)
  • Skill development programme on pharmacovigilance conducted by IPC from Jan 2017 onwards gets overwhelming response (PharmaBiz)
  • IPC to hold workshop on 'Establishment of Pharmacovigilance System in Pharma Industries - A Way Forward' on June 23 at AIIMS, Rishikesh (PharmaBiz)
  • AICDF submits 3-pronged formula to NPPA to minimize confusion & loss to traders due to GST implementation (PharmaBiz)
  • Gujarat FDCA to tie up with NIPER Ahmedabad to train inspectors for detecting SAE of medical devices (PharmaBiz)

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