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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

Reps Question Gottlieb on Bayer's Follow-Up Essure Studies By Zachary Brennan - Published 31 October 2017

Reps. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Louise Slaughter (D-NY) on Monday sent a letter to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb regarding concerns related to Bayer's postmarket study for its permanent birth control device Essure.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Compliance, Medical Devices, Postmarket surveillance

Tags: Essure, Bayer, Gottlieb, medical device safety

FDA Warns Three Device Companies From US, Germany and France, One Indian API Manufacturer By Zachary Brennan - Published 25 October 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week released three warning letters sent to medical device manufacturers, including Florida-based UVLrx Therapeutics, Inc., Germany-based DRG Instruments GmbH and France-based ELITech Group SAS, as well as one to Vapi, India-based active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturer Vital Laboratories.

Categories: News, Asia, Europe, US, FDA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, Compliance, Manufacturing, Medical Devices

Tags: warning letters, ELISA, CAPA

FDA Offers Two Draft Guidances on Drug-Drug Interactions By Zachary Brennan - Published 25 October 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday released two draft guidance documents that aim to help drug developers evaluate investigational new drugs for potential drug-drug interactions (DDIs).

Categories: News, US, FDA, Compliance, Drugs, Research and development

Tags: drug-drug interactions, FDA draft guidance, in vitro metabolism

ISO: Identification of Medicinal Products Standards Revised By Zachary Brennan - Published 23 October 2017

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is revising a series of standards known as Identification of Medicinal Products (IDMP) standards as part of an effort to simplify the exchange of medicinal product information.

Categories: News, Canada, Europe, US, ISO, Compliance, Drugs, Government affairs

Tags: IDMP standards

FDA Warns Swedish IVD Manufacturer By Zachary Brennan - Published 10 October 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday released a warning letter sent 20 September to Malmo, Sweden-based Euro Diagnostica AB, which manufactures multiple class II in vitro diagnostic (IVD) devices.

Categories: News, Europe, US, CDRH, Compliance, Due Diligence, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Quality

Tags: FDA warning letters, IVD manufacturer warning letter, Euro Diagnostica

HHS Inspector General Finds FDA Spends User Fees Appropriately By Zachary Brennan - Published 05 October 2017

The US Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Inspector General on Thursday released a report finding that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) generally spent prescription drug user fees appropriately.

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

Tags: HHS OIG, user fee expenses, prescription drug user fees

FDA Targets Complex Generic Drugs With New Draft Guidance By Zachary Brennan - Published 02 October 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday kicked off a two-day meeting on modernizing generic drug development and released two new draft guidance documents on complex generic drugs – an area where increasing competition can be difficult.

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

Tags: generic drugs, complex generic drugs, FDA draft guidance

Asia Regulatory Roundup: TGA Shares Guidance, Tool to Help Companies Navigate GMP Clearance Process (26 September 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 26 September 2017

Welcome to our Asia Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top regulatory news in Asia.

Categories: News, China, India, Oceania, CDSCO, CFDA, TGA, Compliance, Drugs, Manufacturing, Submission and registration

Tags: Asia Regulatory Roundup, Regulatory Roundup, Pakistan

FDA Warns Chinese Drugmaker Over Fake Test Results, Blocking Access to Inspectors By Michael Mezher - Published 26 September 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned Chinese drugmaker Shandong Vianor Biotech for violating good manufacturing practice (GMP) requirements following an inspection of the firm's Linyi, Shandong facility last May.

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

Tags: Good Manufacturing Practice, GMP, Warning Letter

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

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

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

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