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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

Balancing Hatch-Waxman: Stakeholders Weigh in After FDA’s Meeting By Zachary Brennan - Published 20 September 2017

Following a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) meeting in July on generic drug competition, various stakeholders are offering written comments on reforms FDA and Congress could make to ensure the Hatch-Waxman amendments are not abused.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Compliance, Generic drugs, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy, Submission and registration

Tags: REMS, Hatch-Waxman, generic drug competition

Pfizer Sues J&J Over Contracts Blocking Remicade Biosimilars By Zachary Brennan - Published 20 September 2017

Pfizer on Wednesday filed a complaint in a US District Court in Pennsylvania alleging that Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is using "improper exclusionary tactics" to maintain dominance on the US market for its blockbuster Remicade (infliximab) despite recently introduced competition.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Compliance

Tags: Pfizer, J&J, infliximab, Remicade, Inflectra, Renflexis

House Reps Seek More Transparency on Novartis-CMS Pricing Deal for Newly Approved CAR-T Therapy By Zachary Brennan - Published 14 September 2017

Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) and other House Democrats on Wednesday sent a letter to Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), seeking to find out more information about an outcomes-based payment approach for Novartis’ newly approved chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) treatment Kymriah (tisagenlecleucel) for certain pediatric and young adult patients with a form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

Categories: News, US, Compliance, Reimbursement

Tags: CAR-T, outcomes-based deal, Novartis

Procedures for Device Advisory Committee Meetings: FDA Finalizes Guidance By Zachary Brennan - Published 31 August 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) on Thursday finalized guidance from 2015 on advisory committee meetings.

Categories: News, US, CDRH, Compliance, Due Diligence, Government affairs, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: medical device advisory committee meetings

FDA Aligns With Citizen Petition, Revises Draft Guidance on Pricey Generic Heart Drug By Zachary Brennan - Published 29 August 2017

Manufacturers looking to market generic versions of a heart medicine that has been around since the 18th century and seen its price rise by more than 600% in recent years will have to work with a new revised US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) draft guidance released Tuesday.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Compliance, Generic drugs

Tags: digoxin, generic draft guidance, Concordia Pharmaceuticals

Some FDA Medical Device, Generic Drug User Fees Spike in FY 2018 By Zachary Brennan - Published 28 August 2017

Under the new Generic Drug User Fee Amendments of 2017 (GDUFA II) and Medical Device User Fee Amendments of 2017 (MDUFA IV), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will collect significantly higher user fees for some applications than in recent years though how the fees are calculated has been restructured under the two new agreements.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Business and Leadership, Compliance, Drugs, Government affairs, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy, Submission and registration

Tags: generic drug user fees, medical device user fees, MDUFA IV, GDUFA II

FDA Warns Compounding Pharmacy, Finds Wood in Drug Sample By Zachary Brennan - Published 22 August 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier this month sent a warning letter to a Folcroft, PA-based compounding drug facility run by ImprimisRx after uncovering adulterated products and insanitary conditions.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Compliance, Drugs

Tags: ImprimisRx, compounding drugs, compounding pharmacy

FDA Warns Chinese Manufacturer for GMP, Training Issues By Michael Mezher - Published 15 August 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned Chinese manufacturer Foshan Flying Medical Products for testing and validation issues at its Guangdong, China facility.

Categories: News, China, US, FDA, Compliance, Over the counter drugs

Tags: Warning Letter, GMP

Federal Circuit Dismisses Amgen Appeal on Pfizer's Epogen Biosimilar By Zachary Brennan - Published 10 August 2017

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Thursday dismissed Amgen’s appeal related to a lawsuit over Pfizer’s Epogen (epoetin alfa) biosimilar.

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

Tags: Epogen, epoetin alfa, complete response letter, Pfizer, Amgen

EMA Reports Rise in Pharmacovigilance Inspections in 2016 By Michael Mezher - Published 08 August 2017

In a report released on Tuesday, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) said the number of pharmacovigilance inspections for centrally authorized products rose in 2016, mainly driven by an increase in routine inspections carried out under national inspection programs.

Categories: News, Europe, EMA, Biologics and biotechnology, Compliance, Drugs, Postmarket surveillance

Tags: Pharmacovigilance, Pharmacovigilance Inspections

FDA Offers Guidance on Final Rule for Antiseptic Washes By Zachary Brennan - Published 31 July 2017

As new risk information prompted the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reevaluate the data needed for classifying certain antiseptic washes, FDA published new guidance last week to help small businesses better understand and comply with the final rule establishing that certain active ingredients, including triclosan and triclocarbon, used in over-the-counter (OTC) antiseptic washes are not generally recognized as safe and effective (GRASE).

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

Tags: GRASE, antiseptic washes, triclosan, triclocarban

FDA Warns Italian Drugmaker for GMP Violations By Michael Mezher - Published 31 July 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier this month warned Italian ophthalmic drugmaker Tubilux Pharma for manufacturing and testing issues at its facility in Rome, Italy.

Categories: News, Europe, US, FDA, Compliance, Drugs, Manufacturing

Tags: Warning Letter

FDA Finalizes GDUFA Q&A Guidance By Michael Mezher - Published 25 July 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday finalized the second part of its question and answers guidance on issues related to the Generic Drug User Fee Amendments (GDUFA), including self-identification requirements, generic drug reviews, and inspections and compliance issues.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Compliance, Generic drugs, Submission and registration

Tags: Guidance, GDUFA, Abbreviated New Drug Application, Self-Identification

FDA Inspections and Outcomes for Oral Solid Dosage (OSD) Manufacturing Facilities By Sharry Arora - Published 14 July 2017

The article discusses various types of current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) inspections conducted by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at oral solid dosage forms manufacturing facilities. It also elaborates on types of inspections, approaches to investigations, limitations of these inspections and major inspection outcomes in the event of deficiencies, including 483s, Warning Letters and Establishment Investigation Reports (EIRs).

Categories: Features, US, FDA, Compliance, Drugs, Manufacturing

Tags: Oral Solid Dosage, OSD, Inspections

Endo Pulls Opioid From US Market at FDA's Request By Zachary Brennan - Published 06 July 2017

Endo International announced Thursday that it will comply with the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) request remove its opioid Opana ER (oxymorphone hydrochloride extended release) from the US market.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Compliance, Crisis management, Drugs, Product withdrawl and retirement

Tags: Endo, Opana ER, opioids, opioid crisis

ABPI Extends Astellas UK Suspension for 12 More Months By Zachary Brennan - Published 28 June 2017

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) has announced that Astellas UK’s suspension as a member company has been extended for 12 more months as recent cases have shown a "lamentable lack of concern for patient safety."

Categories: News, Europe, Compliance, Crisis management, Ethics

Tags: ABPI, Astellas, prescribing information

FDA Revises Draft Guidance on Medical Gases By Michael Mezher - Published 28 June 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday issued a revised draft guidance detailing the current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) requirements for medical gases, superseding an earlier draft guidance from 2003.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Compliance, Distribution, Labeling, Manufacturing

Tags: Medical Gas

FDA Warns Chinese API Maker for Data Integrity Issues By Michael Mezher - Published 21 June 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday released a warning letter sent to active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) maker Qinhuangdao Zizhu Pharmaceutical for data integrity issues uncovered during an inspection of its Hebei province facility late last year.

Categories: News, China, US, FDA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, Compliance, Drugs, Manufacturing

Tags: Data Integrity

Application of EU Clinical Trial Regulation Delayed to 2019 By Zachary Brennan - Published 16 June 2017

The European Medicines Agency’s management board said that due to technical difficulties with the development of IT systems, the application of the clinical trial regulation has to be postponed.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, Clinical, Compliance, Government affairs

Tags: EMA clinical trial regulation, clinical trial regs, EMA portal

BIO, PhRMA and Others Urge Further FDA Clarity on Drug Compounding By Zachary Brennan - Published 14 June 2017

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), Pew Charitable Trusts and other groups earlier this week sent letters to the House and Senate urging further support for FDA oversight of drug compounders and enforcement of the 2013 Drug Quality and Security Act. 

Categories: News, US, FDA, Compliance, Drugs, Government affairs

Tags: drug compounding, PhRMA, BIO, Pew Charitable Trusts, DQSA

EMA Offers Draft Guideline on Serious Breaches of Clinical Trial Regulations By Zachary Brennan - Published 23 May 2017

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Tuesday opened for public consultation a new guideline on serious breaches of clinical trial regulations or clinical trial protocols.

Categories: News, Europe, EMA, Clinical, Compliance, Government affairs, Research and development

Tags: clinical trial regulations, EMA guideline

FDA Launches New ORA Structure to Align Inspections With Expertise By Michael Mezher - Published 15 May 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday released details on the structure of its newly realigned Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA).

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Compliance, Drugs, Medical Devices

Tags: Program Alignment, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Inspections

EMA Report on 2016: 27 New Drugs, New Priority Scheme, Trial Transparency By Zachary Brennan - Published 10 May 2017

With the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) departure from London and loss of UK expertise (about 60 of the 897 EMA staffers are from the UK) looking more likely, the agency on Wednesday released a report outlining its successes from 2016, when 27 new medicines were authorized and several new programs took shape.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, Biologics and biotechnology, Clinical, Compliance, Drugs, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: PRIME, Brexit, EMA in 2016

Regulatory Harmonization Initiatives By Mukesh Kumar, RAC, Eliane Barras, MSc, Lewis Lau, RAC - Published 09 May 2017

This article provides an overview of global regulatory harmonization initiatives and addresses how various regulatory and other organizations are working toward improving access to medicinal products, such as pharmaceuticals and medical devices, and increasing quality through internationally harmonized inspection standards.

Categories: Features, Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East, Oceania, US, APEC, GHTF, ICH, IMDRF, ISO, OECD, WHO, Biologics and biotechnology, Compliance, Drugs, Medical Devices

Tags: Harmonization