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Intractable Epilepsy and the Value of Formulated Ketogenic Diet Products By Eric Kossoff, MD - Published 18 October 2017

This article discusses the benefits of the Ketogenic Diet (KD) and the Modified Atkins Diet (MAD) for adults and children as treatments for intractable epilepsy. It offers a patient-oriented interpretation of regulatory requirements for medical foods as well as study data demonstrating KD efficacy. The article was based on a presentation given at the 2017 RAPS Convergence, during the medical food session on Modification of Diet Alone (MODA) vs. access and convenience matters.

Categories: Features, FDA

Tags: Ketogenic Diet, Medical Food

Guest Editorial: Does Nutrition Have a Role in Disease Management? By Barbara O. Schneeman, PhD - Published 13 October 2017

This editorial is meant to encourage discussion and thinking about the value of diet and nutrition in the management of disease and a regulatory framework that would be useful in the US to protect public health and provide benefit to individuals who live with chronic disease or an increased risk of such diseases.

Categories: Features, FDA

Tags: Nutrition, Disease Management, Dietary Reference Intakes, Medical Foods

Overcoming Distinctive Regulatory Barriers for the Development of Medical Foods By Josy Giordano-Schaefer, PhD, Manfred Ruthsatz, PhD, Heinrich Schneider, MD - Published 09 October 2017

This article compares the legal definitions of drugs and medical food and outlines the distinctive regulatory hurdles for medical food, in particular, the need for substantiating distinctive nutritional requirements. The authors also make recommendations on how those regulatory hurdles could be overcome with definitive regulatory guidance for both distinctive nutritional requirements (DNR) and modification of normal diet alone (MODA).

Categories: Features, US, FDA

Tags: Medical Food

Canada Reimbursement Profile By Matthew Brougham, MSc, William O'Neil, PhD, Dima Samaha, MAS, PharmD - Published 04 October 2017

This profile summarizes reimbursement processes in Canada, presents information for key stakeholders and highlights what should be considered early in the development process.

Categories: Features, Canada, Health Canada, Drugs, Medical Devices, Reimbursement

Tags: CADTH, Health Canada, INESSS, pCPA, PMPRB

Global Reimbursement Strategy, Advertising, Labeling and Marketing, and a Preview of Health Related Foods By Gloria Hall - Published 04 October 2017

The following is a summary of feature articles posted over the past weeks with links and a preview of what's to come in October.

Categories: Features, Canada, Europe, US, FDA, Health Canada, MHRA, NICE, Advertising and Promotion, Labeling, Nutritional and dietary supplements, Reimbursement

Tags: Regulatory Focus, Feature Articles, Editorial

Germany Reimbursement Profile By Elvira Müller, PhD, MPH - Published 03 October 2017

This profile summarizes the reimbursement process in Germany, presents responsibilities for key stakeholders and highlights issues for consideration early in the development process.

Categories: Features, Europe, Drugs, Medical Devices, Reimbursement, Submission and registration

Tags: G-BA, IQWiG, GKV-SV, InEK

New Developments in Payor Communications: Are 20 Years of Uncertainty Over? By Glenn Byrd, MBA, RAC - Published 29 September 2017

This article discusses the state of FDA guidance relating to the US Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act (FDAMA-114), particularly in the area of Healthcare Economic Information (HCEI), and looks at the questions requiring clarification in order for industry to be able to effectively change how economic and other clinical information is communicated to payors and similar groups. The author also evaluates elements of FDA's 2017 Draft Guidance.

Categories: Features, US, FDA, Communication, Drugs, Reimbursement

Tags: Healthcare Economic Information, HCEI, Payor Communications, FDAMA

FDA Enforcement Trends for Broadcast Advertisements By Justin Mann, Julie Tibbets - Published 28 September 2017

This article presents recent FDA enforcement trends related to broadcast advertisements and explains how regulatory professionals can approach the review and approval of promotional materials. The article also provides a review of relevant FDA authorities and guidance, as well as practical takeaways for industry with a focus on product ads appearing on TV or YouTube that may distract viewers from important risk information.

Categories: Features, US, FDA, Advertising and Promotion, Drugs

Tags: Office of Prescription Drug Promotion, OPDP, Warning Letter, YouTube, Social Media

Spain Reimbursement Profile By Jesús Cuervo, PhD, Carlos Crespo, MBA, MHE, PhD, Jenifer Ehreth, MHA, PhD - Published 27 September 2017

This profile summarizes the reimbursement process in Spain, presents key stakeholders and highlights what should be considered early in the development process.

Categories: Features, Europe, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Medical Devices, Reimbursement

Tags: Spain, AEMPS, Agencia Española de Medicamentos y Productos Sanitarios

Conducting a Successful Advertising and Promotion Review of Restricted Medical Devices By Lynn Deutsch - Published 25 September 2017

This article provides insight for regulatory professionals regarding developing a successful advertising and promotional review of restricted medical devices. It demonstrates how medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies can improve communication and collaboration between regulatory and marketing to streamline and improve the compliance review process for promotional materials and achieve an effective marketing strategy.

Categories: Features, US, FDA, Advertising and Promotion, Medical Devices

Tags: Product Review Committee, Promotion,

Mistake-Proofing the Workplace By Zachary Sherman, Max Sherman - Published 22 September 2017

This article discusses mistakes, or human errors, made in the pharmaceutical or medical device workplace and provides the definition of a mistake. The authors also present how mistakes are made, whether such errors are the actual "root cause" of defects, the social and company consequences of errors, and what can be done to minimize errors.

Categories: Features, Compliance, Manufacturing, Quality

Tags: Errors, Defects, Quality

France Reimbursement Profile By Jenifer Ehreth, MHA, PhD - Published 20 September 2017

This profile summarizes the reimbursement process, presents key stakeholders in France and highlights complexities to be considered early in the development process.

Categories: Features, Europe, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Medical Devices, Reimbursement

Tags: ANSM, ACAM, CEESP, CEPS, Reimbursement, France

England Reimbursement Profile By Vishal Patel - Published 18 September 2017

This profile summarizes the reimbursement process in England, presents key stakeholders and highlights what should be considered early in the development process.

Categories: Features, Europe, MHRA, NICE, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Reimbursement

Tags: NICE, NHS, Reimbursement

Italy Reimbursement Profile By Patrizia Berto, PharmD, MBA - Published 14 September 2017

This profile summarizes the reimbursement process in Italy, presents key stakeholders and highlights what should be considered early in the development process.

Categories: Features, Europe, EMA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Medical Devices, Reimbursement

Tags: AIFA, Agenzia Italiana del Farmaco, Reimbursement

FDA Draft Guidance for Medical Product Communications By Alan Bergstrom - Published 13 September 2017

This article focuses on the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) draft guidance as it impacts prescription drug promotion and offers examples regarding information considered consistent with labeling. It emphasizes the need for regulatory professionals to better understand and adhere to FDA's evidentiary standards by utilizing examples of the Office of Prescription Drug Promotion (OPDP), formerly Division of Drug Marketing and Communications, enforcement actions that should be considered when interpreting what is "consistent with labeling."

Categories: Features, FDA, Communication, Labeling

Tags: Communication, Labeling

Preparing for Market: Reimbursement Strategies for Cell and Gene Therapies Published 08 September 2017

In this interview with Regulatory Focus, Ted Slocomb and Michael Werner, two leaders from the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM), provide insight into future challenges and opportunities for ensuring market access and value-based reimbursement for gene and cell therapies.

Categories: Features, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Human cell and tissue, Reimbursement

Tags: Regenerative Medicine, ARM, Michael Werner, Ted Slocomb

Health Technology Assessment, Reimbursement, Scientific Research, Risk Management, Generic Drug Legislation and a Preview of September By Gloria Hall - Published 06 September 2017

The following is a summary of feature articles posted over the past weeks with links and a preview of what's to come in September.

Categories: Features, FDA, Health Canada, Biologics and biotechnology, Generic drugs, Medical Devices, Regulatory strategy, Reimbursement

Tags: Regulatory Focus, Feature Articles, Editorial

Drug Reimbursement in Canada By George Wyatt, MBA - Published 01 September 2017

This article provides a high-level overview of the elements of prescription drug reimbursement in Canada and discusses the costs, processes and reimbursement plans associated with a number of federal health agencies and payers and describes some of the variety of drug plans in place.

Categories: Features, Canada, Health Canada, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Reimbursement

Tags: Reimbursement, Coverage, Health Technology Assessment, HTA, Common Drug Review

Wearable Technologies and Mobile Health Devices: Changing Medical Research and Delivering Better Patient Outcomes By Dr Elin Haf Davies, Chris Tyson - Published 28 August 2017

This article discusses how wearable technologies and mobile health devices are changing medical practice and improving patient outcomes with the potential to lower research and development costs and impact reimbursement.

Categories: Features, FDA, Medical Devices

Tags: Wearables, Mobile Health, mHealth, Patient Reported Outcomes

The Value of Health Technology Assessment Scientific Advice By Amina Udechuku, PhD, Matthew William Bending, PhD, MSc - Published 23 August 2017

In recent years, particularly in Europe, a paradigm shift in the regulatory and Health Technology Assessment (HTA) environment has led to an increase in multi-stakeholder acceptance of integrated scientific advice. This article discusses how using integrated scientific advice can support companies in optimizing their product development programs and generate evidence relevant to regulators, HTA bodies and payers.

Categories: Features, Canada, Europe, US, EMA, FDA, NICE, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs

Tags: Health Technology Assessment, HTA

Medical Technology: Connecting Reimbursement and Regulatory for US Medical Devices By Mark Domyahn - Published 21 August 2017

This article discusses some basic US reimbursement concepts in the context of the regulatory function and the interplay of the two within the broader business strategy.

Categories: Features, US, FDA, Medical Devices, Reimbursement

Tags: Reimbursement, Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services, CMS, Payers, Coverage

Bioequivalence Studies of Solid Oral Dosage Forms Overview By Sharry Arora - Published 16 August 2017

The article discusses regulations and guidance for conducting bioavailability and bioequivalence studies required to obtain generic product approval across various markets. Included are comparative regulatory approaches for establishing bioequivalence of generic drugs to their corresponding reference drugs across various international jurisdictions, including Australia, Canada, EU, Japan and the US.

Categories: Features, EMA, FDA, Health Canada, MHLW, PMDA, TGA, WHO, Generic drugs

Tags: Bioequivalence, BE Studies, Solid Oral Dosage Forms, Bioavailability

Organizational Culture and Memory in Managing Risk in the Medical Device Industry By Darin Oppenheimer, DRSc, Suraj Ramachandran, MS, RAC - Published 15 August 2017

This article discusses the importance of organizational culture and memory in the medical device industry's risk management practices. The authors cite new data from an academic study and an existing FDA study of medical device industry participants to suggest risk management practices are not often an integral part of a medical device organization's culture although many organizations claim to have a "culture of quality."

Categories: Features, US, FDA, Business Skills, Medical Devices

Tags: Risk Management, Organizational Culture

Is Increasing Antibiotic Resistance Driving Bacteriophage Therapy Closer to Being a Reality? By Max Sherman - Published 14 August 2017

This article reviews the history of bacteriophage discovery, biology, and potential medical uses, and discusses therapeutic pros and cons compared to and potentially replacing antibiotics due to increasing antibiotic resistance. The article also highlights the future of phage therapy and the need for more scientific investigation and clinical trials prior to approval for human use and the possible patenting and regulatory issues impacting bacteriophage development. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently covered issues related to bacteriophage development during a workshop in July 2017.

Categories: Features, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology

Tags: Bacteriophage, Phage, Antimicrobial Resistance

Regulatory Career Paths and Progression, Resources and Training, FDA Inspections, Cleaning Validation and a Preview of August By Gloria Hall - Published 01 August 2017

Feature articles over the past several weeks highlighted regulatory affairs as a profession, including careers in regulatory advertising and promotion, possible pathways and career progression and resources and training for regulatory professionals. Other articles covered various types of inspections conducted by FDA and processes for cleaning validation in the pharmaceutical industry.

Categories: Features, Career Development

Tags: Features, Regulatory Focus