Regulatory Recon: OncoMed Lung Cancer Drug Fails in Phase II Study; Hanmi Charged for Late Reporting of Fatal Side Effect (17 April 2017)

Posted 17 April 2017 By Michael Mezher

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In Focus: US

  • New Active Substance Launches Declined Again In 2016 (SCRIP-$)
  • Defiant, Generic Drug Maker Continues to Raise Prices (NYTimes)
  • Senate, House Draft Reauthorization Bill to Increase Drug, Medical Device User Fees (Focus)
  • Congress Doesn't "Dispose" in a Vacuum (Alliance for a Stronger FDA)
  • OncoMed's lung cancer drug fails mid-stage study, shares tumble (Reuters) (Endpoints)
  • Drug Pricing Pundit Gottlieb Likely To Stay In His Lane At FDA (Pink Sheet-$)
  • The Cost of Not Taking Your Medicine (NYTimes)
  • America's Got Talent – Regulatory Science Style (FDA Voice)
  • Roche's emicizumab hemophilia drug shows positive results with children (Reuters) (Endpoints) (Fierce) (Press)
  • Juno recruits Sunil Agarwal as R&D chief, opening a Bay Area facility in research revamp (Endpoints)
  • Paul Ryan Could Lose Another Trumpcare Vote Tuesday In Georgia (Forbes)
  • Overcoming Opioids: The quest for less addictive drugs (ABC)
  • Apple And Google, The Next Big Pharma (Forbes)
  • Obamacare lessons from town halls (Politico)
  • Obamacare payments could prompt government shutdown fight (Politico)
  • Maps Show A Dramatic Rise In Health Insurance Coverage Under ACA (NPR)
  • Is Drug Pricing at an Inflection Point? (Real Clear Health)
  • Balancing The Use Of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Across All Types Of Health Care Innovations (Health Affairs Blog)
  • How A Budget Squeeze Can Lead To Sloppy Science And Even Cheating (NPR)
  • Edible CRISPR Could Replace Antibiotics (MIT Technology Review)
  • Zika Found in Common Backyard Asian Tiger Mosquito (NBC)
  • How Do You Explain the Large Surge in ANDAs in March? (Lachman Consultants)

In Focus: International

  • Hanmi charged with belated reporting of new lung cancer drug's side effect (Korea Herald) (Fierce)
  • EMA Addresses Industry's Problems With Periodic Safety Update Reports (Pink Sheet-$)
  • EMA Updates Guidance on Clinical Data Publication Policy (Focus)
  • Australia demonstrates government, industry can agree on price cuts (BioWorld)
  • Drug giant's secret plan to destroy cancer medicine (The Times) (Independent) (Medscape)
  • Medtronic's Ishrak sees Chinese health reform as boon to med device business (MassDevice)
  • Basaglar challenges Sanofi's insulin drug Lantus (Korea Herald)
  • ICH M10 – Bioanalytical Method Validation – Is Harmony Coming to a Lab Near You Soon? (Lachman Consultants)
  • With Clinical Research Law Enacted, MHLW Eyes New Panel to Discuss Requirements for "Specified Clinical Research": R&D Division Head (PharmaJapan)

US: Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology

  • The future of biologics (PharmaLetter-$)
  • Some vitamins and minerals may carry more risks than benefits (Washington Post)
  • Benlysta maker GSK drafts soccer star Boxx to get lupus patients talking (Fierce)
  • Payer snubs PTC's Emflaza, signaling pricing trouble ahead of launch (Fierce)
  • New Endpoints in NASH (BioCentury)
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb and Nordic Bioscience Announce Collaboration for Fibrosis Biomarker Technology (Press)
  • All About Dabigatran Reversal in the ED (Medpage)
  • Dr. Mark Wainberg, Who Identified a Key AIDS Drug, Dies at 71 (NYTimes)
  • Sanofi promotes Sibold to exec VP of Sanofi Genzyme | Personnel Moves – April 13, 2017 (MassDevcie)
  • PhRMA Uses Allergan Stage In Campaign To Keep Focus On Industry's Reputation For Innovation (SCRIP-$)
  • Puma Biotechnology Announces FDA Advisory Committee to Review Neratinib for the Extended Adjuvant Treatment of HER2-Positive Early Stage Breast Cancer (Press)
  • InBrief: Why The DSCSA Will Be Enforced Even Without FDA Guidance (RxTrace)

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

  • AmpliPhi Biosciences Announces Positive Feedback from FDA on Phase 2 Development Proposal (Press)

US: Medical Devices

  • 510(k) Exemption – What's Actually Exempt? (FDA Law Blog)
  • What the new, FDA-approved 23andMe genetic health risk reports can, and can't, tell you (LA Times)
  • Cardinal Health wins $47m DoD contract (MassDevice)
  • Verily unveils 'Study Watch' for clinical research (Outsourcing-Pharma)

US: Assorted & Government

  • Grasping For The Middle Ground On Obamacare (KHN)
  • Newly Full SCOTUS Will Have Its Say in Healthcare (Medpage)
  • G.O.P. Bill Would Make Medical Malpractice Suits Harder to Win (NYTimes)
  • Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring Use in Medicare and Selected Federal Programs (GAO)
  • PTAB Finds Favor In Court; Novartis Is Latest To Strike Out In Challenge (Pink Sheet-$)
  • Vast – Or at Least Half-Vast – Conspiracy Claim Dismissed (Drug & Device Law)
  • Baxter Hit With DOJ Subpoena Over Saline Shortages (Law360-$) (Fierce)

Upcoming Meetings & Events

India

  • Govt seeks complaints on 'dissolving stents', but has no system to act on it (Economic Times)
  • Only a ministry for pharma can save SMEs in this sector: President IDMA (PharmaBiz)
  • CDSCO, PvPI to soon come out with guidelines on good pharmacovigilance practices for Indian cos (PharmaBiz)
  • Unichem Labs gets USFDA nod for arthritis drug (Economic Times)
  • Gujarat FDCA recovers Rs.52 lakh from 20 hospitals for violating NPPA's ceiling price norms on cardiac stents (PharmaBiz)
  • Clinical trials are a crucial part of medical treatment for cancer: Dr Vikram Kekatpure (PharmaBiz)
  • Govt to roll out PvPI at district level hospitals to get pan India adverse drugs reaction information (PharmaBiz)
  • Singh Bros Agree Religare Sale As Daiichi Settlement Case Roils (SCRIP-$)

General Health & Other Interesting Articles

  • Unexplained chest pain may signal higher heart risk (Reuters)
  • Pedometers tied to less fatigue for rheumatoid arthritis patients (Reuters)

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