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When Can FDA 'Refuse to File' NDAs and BLAs? New Draft Guidance Explains By Zachary Brennan - Published 12 December 2017

When a new drug application (NDA) or biologics license application (BLA) is deemed incomplete by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the agency can decide not to review the application. So when can this occur? On Tuesday, the agency released draft guidance on what incompleteness means and when it can lead to a "refusal to file" decision.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Compliance, Drugs, Due Diligence, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy, Submission and registration

Tags: refuse to file, NDA, BLA, FDA draft guidance

Have PRVs Incentivized New Rare or Neglected Disease Research? Experts Discuss By Zachary Brennan - Published 08 December 2017

The priority review voucher (PRV) programs, created by Congress with an eye to incentivizing the development of new rare pediatric and neglected tropical disease drugs, have so far rewarded a wide range of small and large biopharma companies and projects, though whether PRVs have actually spurred new research remains a question.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: priority review voucher, neglected tropical disease, rare pediatric disease

Tracking Post-Approval Study Completion: Majority On-Schedule but Not Submitted By Zachary Brennan - Published 07 December 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday released its most recent report tracking the progress that new drug and biologic applicants are making on post-approval studies.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy, Research and development

Tags: post-approval studies, research requirements, post-marketing research

NEST Seeks Medical Device Test Cases for Using Real World Evidence By Zachary Brennan - Published 05 December 2017

The National Evaluation System for health Technology Coordinating Center (NESTcc) this week put out three requests for proposals to help it build the case for using real world evidence for regulatory and coverage decisions for medical devices.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Clinical, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Postmarket surveillance, Preclinical, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy, Submission and registration

Tags: NEST, NESTcc, real world data, real world evidence

FDA Finds Quality Documents Stuck in a Shredder at Glenmark Facility By Zachary Brennan - Published 05 December 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday released a heavily redacted Form 483 sent last month to Glenmark Pharmaceuticals' Solan, India-based manufacturing facility.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Crisis management, Drugs, Ethics, Regulatory strategy

Tags: Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Form 483

Evaluating Analytical Similarity: Stakeholders Raise Questions With FDA Draft Guidance By Zachary Brennan - Published 04 December 2017

Biopharma companies and industry groups, including Pfizer, Genentech, Boehringer Ingelheim and the Biosimilars Council, have raised detailed questions in recently released comments on the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) draft guidance on statistical approaches to evaluate analytical similarities for biosimilars.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: biosimilar guidance, analytical similarity

FDA Finalizes Guidance to Help CMS With Coverage Decisions on Devices By Zachary Brennan - Published 04 December 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday finalized guidance meant to assist the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in determining whether or not an investigational device should be reimbursed by CMS.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy, Submission and registration

Tags: CMS coverage of medical devices, FDA guidance

Merck and PhRMA to FDA: Wait for ICH Before Finalizing Guidance on Toxicity Testing for Cancer Drugs By Zachary Brennan - Published 04 December 2017

Drugmakers and industry groups are calling on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to hold off on finalizing a draft guidance until the International Council on Harmonisation (ICH) finalizes its own guidance on the topic of reproductive toxicity testing for oncology drugs.

Categories: News, Europe, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: cancer drugs, toxicity

Cures Act Implementation: Gottlieb Says Faster Cancer Drug Approvals Coming for Secondary Indications By Zachary Brennan - Published 30 November 2017

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and NIH Director Francis Collins testified on Thursday before the House Energy & Commerce Committee on how their agencies have worked to implement provisions from the 21st Century Cures Act passed and signed by President Barack Obama a month before he left office.

Categories: News, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: 21st Century Cures, Scott Gottlieb, FDASIA

As Transparency on Priority Review Vouchers Fades, Prices Level Off By Zachary Brennan - Published 29 November 2017

In the early days of the priority review voucher (PRV) programs, back in 2014 and 2015, companies publicly disclosed who they sold the PRVs to, how much they cost and which products they were eventually used to speed the review of.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Orphan products, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: priority review vouchers, transparency, PRV prices

Major Deregulation? FDA Withdraws Several Rules and Regulations Related to Medical Products By Zachary Brennan - Published 29 November 2017

Almost a year ago, President Donald Trump told pharmaceutical executives that his administration would cut 75% to 80% of regulations, "at a level no one has ever seen before."

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: Trump, regulations, deregulatory

EMA Offers Guidance on Post-Brexit Changes as Industry Groups Call for Transition Period By Zachary Brennan - Published 28 November 2017

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Tuesday outlined the requirements that companies should follow when they apply for changes to their marketing authorization to allow for the continued marketing of their medicine in the European Economic Area (EEA) after the UK withdraws from the EU.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, MHRA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy, Submission and registration

Tags: Brexit, EFPIA

Gottlieb: More Guidance on Complex Generics Coming By Zachary Brennan - Published 28 November 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) difficulties in approving generic versions of complex products were front and center in Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s comments at FDA’s Generic Drug Science Day on Tuesday.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Combination products, Generic drugs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: complex generics, Copaxone, Advair, EpiPen

IGDRP Offers Guidance for Quality Assessors on Drug Substances By Zachary Brennan - Published 28 November 2017

The International Generic Drug Regulators Programme (IGDRP) on Tuesday released guidance finalized in June to help regulatory agencies’ quality assessors review technical information on active substances.

Categories: News, Canada, Europe, ICH, Drugs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy, Submission and registration

Tags: IGDRP, international regulation, drug substance

FDA Updates Orange Book With Patent Submission Dates By Zachary Brennan - Published 27 November 2017

As part of efforts to increase transparency and generic drug competition, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is publishing patent submission dates to help generic drug manufacturers determine the earliest date when they may be able to market new generics.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Generic drugs, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: Orange Book, generic drugs, patent submission date

EMA Headquarters to Move to Amsterdam By Zachary Brennan - Published 20 November 2017

The European Council on Monday voted to move the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) headquarters and nearly 900 staffers from London to Amsterdam – a move that’s expected to begin tomorrow and finish 30 March 2019.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, MHRA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: EMA relocation, EMA move, EMA headquarters, Milan EMA

House, Senate Pass Compromise Bill on FDA, DoD Emergency Use Authorizations By Zachary Brennan - Published 17 November 2017

The Senate and House of Representatives this week passed a bill forging a compromise over a controversial provision in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (NDAA) that would have allowed the Department of Defense (DoD) to authorize the use of medical products on an emergency basis.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Crisis management, Regulatory strategy, Submission and registration

Tags: NDAA, emergency use authorization

FDA Unveils New Regenerative Medicine Framework By Zachary Brennan - Published 16 November 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday launched a new policy framework for regenerative medicine, building off a previous framework from 2005, as part of efforts to bring new cell, stem cell and tissue products to patients as efficiently as possible while managing the proliferation of unscrupulous actors hawking unproven therapies.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Human cell and tissue, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: regenerative medicine, RMAT, FDA guidance

MDR, IVDR: Competent Authorities Lay Out Road Map By Zachary Brennan - Published 13 November 2017

The Competent Authorities for Medical Devices (CAMD) Executive Group’s EU medical device regulation and in vitro diagnostic regulation (MDR/IVDR) implementation task force has released a road map outlining key challenges and steps for various technical work streams.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: MDR, IVDR, CAMD

Nearly Half of Recent EU Approvals Based on a Single Pivotal Study By Michael Mezher - Published 10 November 2017

A recent study found that 45% of marketing authorizations granted in the EU from 2012 to 2016 were based on evidence from a single pivotal trial.

Categories: News, Europe, US, EMA, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Clinical, Drugs, Regulatory strategy

Tags: Pivotal Trials, Single Pivotal Study

FDA Expands Generic Drug Priority Reviews By Zachary Brennan - Published 09 November 2017

Talk of bringing down the price of pharmaceuticals often hinges on generic competition, and the US is seeing approvals of new generic drugs faster and more consistently than ever – a trend likely to continue.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Generic drugs, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: generic drug review, generic drug approval, GDUFA

Amgen Challenge of FDA Decision on Pediatric Exclusivity Could Have Wider Implications By Zachary Brennan - Published 08 November 2017

Back in May, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) denied a six-month extension of market exclusivity for Amgen's blockbuster Sensipar (cinacalcet), resulting in lawsuit filed by the drugmaker. A JAMA viewpoint published Wednesday argues that a decision in Amgen's favor could end up diminishing FDA's ability to encourage clinically meaningful pediatric studies.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: Amgen, Sensipar, pediatric exclusivity, written requests

FDA Warns Chinese Firm for Confusing API in OTC Drug By Zachary Brennan - Published 07 November 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday released a warning letter sent last Monday to China-based Guangdong Zhanjiang Jimin Pharmaceutical Co. after finding that one of the over-the-counter drugs made the firm was labeled as containing the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) hydrocortisone, but really the drug contained dexamethasone acetate.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Drugs, Manufacturing, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: hydrocortisone, China API manufacturing, FDA warning letter

Advances in Sequencing Likely to Shift Paradigm in Cancer Drug Approvals, FDA Experts Say By Zachary Brennan - Published 07 November 2017

Experts within FDA's newly established Oncology Center of Excellence (OCE) discussed the office's role in the first site-agnostic cancer treatment approval and programs for further advancing oncology-related regulatory science and policy.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Compliance, Drugs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: DNA sequencing, Oncology Center of Excellence, biomarker, OS

Needle Destruction Devices: FDA Proposes Reclassification By Zachary Brennan - Published 06 November 2017

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday proposed reclassifying the needle destruction device, renamed as "sharps needle destruction device," from a Class III device into Class II (special controls), subject to premarket notification.

Categories: News, US, CDRH, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: needle destruction device, sharps needle destruction