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Genentech Files Complaint Over Amgen’s Development of Avastin Biosimilar By Zachary Brennan - Published 20 February 2017

Roche’s Genentech filed a complaint in Delaware District Court last week charging that Amgen, which is developing a biosimilar version of Genentech’s blockbuster cancer treatment Avastin (bevacizumab), has obstructed its ability to determine whether the manufacture and/or sale of Amgen’s biosimilar would infringe Genentech’s patents.

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

Tags: Genentech, Roche, Avastin, Amgen, biosimilars

EC Will Not Offer a Timeline for Phasing Out Non-Human Primate Research By Zachary Brennan - Published 17 February 2017

The European Commission and its Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) released a preliminary opinion earlier this month reiterating the consensus that, when alternatives do not exist, appropriate use of non-human primates (NHPs) remains essential to some biomedical and biological research, as well as for the safety assessment of pharmaceuticals.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, Compliance, Crisis management, Drugs, Ethics, Government affairs, Human cell and tissue, Medical Devices, Preclinical

Tags: animal research, drug safety testing, non-human primates, European Commission Opinion

AbbVie, Novartis Criticize FDA’s Guidance on Nonproprietary Names for Biologics and Biosimilars By Zachary Brennan - Published 15 February 2017

Biopharmaceutical companies Novartis and AbbVie are taking issue with the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) burdensome plan to require retroactive changes to the nonproprietary names of existing biologics and biosimilars, according to comments sent to the agency this week.

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

Tags: biosimilars, nonproprietary names for biosimilars, nonproprietary names for biologics, FDA guidance

China Works to Reduce Massive Backlog of Clinical Trial and Marketing Applications By Zachary Brennan - Published 15 February 2017

China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) is facing increasing pressure as a backlog of pharmaceutical marketing and clinical trial applications grow, though trial standards there are approaching those of international standards, according to a perspective published in Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology on Tuesday.

Categories: News, China, CFDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Clinical, Compliance, Drugs, Government affairs

Tags: CFDA, clinical trials in China, drug approvals in China

FDA Warns Fresenius Kabi Subsidiary Over Promotional Materials By Michael Mezher - Published 15 February 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) has warned Fenwal, a Fresenius Kabi subsidiary, for the second time due to promotional materials for the company's platelet additive solution.

Categories: News, US, CBER, Advertising and Promotion, Blood, Compliance, Drugs

Tags: Fenwal, Fresenius Kabi, InterSol, Amicus, Promotional Materials

May Deadline for FDA's eCTD Transition Approaches By Zachary Brousseau - Published 13 February 2017

Beginning 5 May, pharmaceutical, biologic and generic manufacturers will have to submit to FDA all New Drug Applications, Biologics License Application and Abbreviated New Drug Applications using the electronic Common Technical Document (eCTD).

Categories: HTML, Articles, Under RAPS, RAPS, Compliance, Generic drugs, Prescription drugs, Submission and registration

Tags: eCTD, electronic Common Technical Document, Submissions

ICH Offers Updates on New Members, Progress on Guidelines By Zachary Brennan - Published 08 February 2017

The International Council on Harmonisation (ICH) has added new observers and members, as well as updates on different guidance documents discussed at its November meeting in Japan, according to meeting minutes released Wednesday.

Categories: News, Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East, US, ICH, Biologics and biotechnology, Compliance, Drugs, Quality, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: ANVISA, BIO, MFDS, CECMED, MCC, S11, GCP, regulatory guidance

CDRH Warns Three Foreign Medical Device Manufacturers By Zachary Brennan - Published 07 February 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) on Tuesday released three warning letters sent to medical device manufacturers in Taiwan, China and South Korea.

Categories: News, US, CDRH, Compliance, Manufacturing, Medical Devices

Tags: warning letters, quality data

Regulatory Intelligence, Leading Edge Technology, Compliance Strategy, Scientific Research and a Preview of February By Gloria Hall - Published 06 February 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 February.

Categories: Features, China, Canada, Europe, US, CFDA, EMA, FDA, Health Canada, Biologics and biotechnology, Compliance, Drugs, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Submission and registration

Tags: Regulatory Focus, Feature Articles, Feature Summary

Trump’s ‘Two Out, One In’ Regulatory Policy May Apply to Some FDA Guidance By Zachary Brennan - Published 06 February 2017

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) late last week offered guidance to federal agencies, including the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), trying to figure out how the new “two out, one in” executive order (EO) will impact their issuance of guidance and rulemakings moving forward.

Categories: Compliance, Crisis management, Due Diligence, Ethics, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: "two out, one in," Trump regulatory policy, FDA regulations

CFDA Publishes Four Draft Guidances on Inspections of Generic Drug Development By Yingying Liu, Siegfried Schmitt - Published 06 February 2017

This article provides the details of four draft guidances published on 21 December 2016 by the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) regarding on-site inspection of generic drugs, including how CFDA will be evaluating their quality and efficacy and possible inspection outcomes and the responsibilities of 31 local province level FDA inspection teams in China.

Categories: Features, China, CFDA, Clinical, Compliance, Generic drugs, Prescription drugs

Tags: Draft Guidance

Spanish Regulator Suspends Vaccine Company for Quality Violations By Michael Mezher - Published 06 February 2017

The Agencia Española de Medicamentos y Productos Sanitarios (AEMPS) has withdrawn Spanish drugmaker Euro Far Alergi's good manufacturing practice (GMP) certificate over quality issues uncovered during a three-day inspection of the company's Madrid, Spain facility in January.

Categories: News, Europe, Biologics and biotechnology, Compliance, Quality

GOP Sets June Deadline for Completing FDA User Fee Reauthorizations By Zachary Brennan - Published 06 February 2017

Republicans have set a deadline of June to complete the Congressional work on reauthorizing the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) user fee programs.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Compliance, Drugs, Due Diligence, Government affairs, Medical Devices, Research and development

Tags: FDA user fees, PDUFA, MDUFA, BsUFA, GDUFA, user fee reauthorization

FDA Warns UK Drugmaker for Repeat GMP Violations By Michael Mezher - Published 25 January 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned UK-government owned Porton Biopharma Limited for repeat good manufacturing practice (GMP) violations at its Salisbury, UK facility.

Categories: News, Europe, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Compliance, Manufacturing, Quality

Tags: Porton Biopharma, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Erwinaze

FDA Form 483 Cites 14 Observations for Zimmer Biomet By Zachary Brennan - Published 19 January 2017

Just a day before Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) was grilled by senators over his links to the medical device company Zimmer Biomet, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a Form 483 for the company’s Warsaw, IN-based site with 14 observations.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Compliance, Medical Devices, Quality

Tags: Zimmer Biomet, Form 483, CAPA

FDA Warns One Japanese, One Chinese Drugmaker By Michael Mezher - Published 18 January 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday released warning letters sent to Japanese drugmaker Sato Yakuhin Kogyo Co. Ltd. and Chinese drugmaker Suzhou Pharmaceutical Technology Co., Ltd. earlier this month.

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

Tags: Warning Letter, Data Integrity, Import Alert

Truthful and Non-Misleading: FDA Looks to Clarify Policies on Medical Product Communications By Zachary Brennan - Published 18 January 2017

When is off-label marketing considered free speech? And when should such communications, whether they are directed at doctors, insurers or the public, be considered in violation of the law or US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations?

Categories: News, US, FDA, Advertising and Promotion, Compliance, Crisis management, Labeling, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: off-label drug communications, off-label marketing, First Amendment and pharmaceuticals, FDA guidance

US Supreme Court to Review Biosimilar ‘Patent Dance’ By Zachary Brennan - Published 13 January 2017

The US Supreme Court on Friday said that it will review whether biosimilar companies should have to wait six months after US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval before launching their follow-on products.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Compliance, Due Diligence, Government affairs

Tags: SCOTUS, John Roberts, biosimilar patent dance, biosimilars and SCOTUS

Human Factors Studies for Generic Combo Products: FDA Offers Draft Guidance By Zachary Brennan - Published 13 January 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday continued its flurry of draft guidance for generic drug companies (releasing its third in the last two days), this one for potential applicants planning to develop and submit an abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) to seek approval of a generic combination product that includes both a drug and a delivery device.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Clinical, Combination products, Compliance, Government affairs

Tags: Mylan, EpiPen, generic drug-device combination products, FDA draft guidance

Non-Proprietary Naming of Biologics and Biosimilars: FDA Finalizes Guidance By Zachary Brennan - Published 12 January 2017

In a departure from the way the WHO and Europe name biologics, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday finalized long-awaited guidance on how biosimilars and their biologic reference products’ names should include a four-letter, FDA-designated meaningless suffix attached at the end of the nonproprietary name.

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

Tags: biosimilar names, non-proprietary biologic naming, biologic names, FDA guidance

Danish Regulator Suspends Parallel Importer's GMP Certificate By Michael Mezher - Published 06 January 2017

The Danish Medicines Agency has suspended Danish parallel importer Europharma DK's manufacturing authorisation and good manufacturing practice (GMP) certificate over "serious breaches of compliance" uncovered during an inspection of the company's Esbjerg, Denmark site last month.

Categories: News, Europe, Compliance, Distribution, Drugs, Packaging

Tags: Danish Medicines Agency, Europharma DK

Submitting Manufacturing Establishment Info Electronically: FDA Offers Draft Guidance By Zachary Brennan - Published 03 January 2017

Pharmaceutical manufacturers take note: The days of non-electronic submissions of establishment information are coming to an end, possibly as soon as 2019.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, Biologics and biotechnology, Compliance, Drugs, Manufacturing

Tags: pharmaceutical manufacturing, draft guidance, manufacturing information

FDA Warns Wockhardt for Destroying CGMP Documents, Other Violations By Zachary Brennan - Published 03 January 2017

The beleaguered Indian drug manufacturer Wockhardt is in trouble again with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this time for destroying current good manufacturing practice (CGMP) documents, among a list of other major violations.

Categories: News, Asia, FDA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, Compliance, Crisis management, Drugs, Due Diligence, Manufacturing

Tags: warning letter, Wockhardt, CGMP

CDRH Speeds Release of Device Recall Information By Zachary Brennan - Published 03 January 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) on Tuesday began posting medical device recall information in a searchable database much earlier than the agency ever has before.

Categories: News, US, CDRH, Compliance, Crisis management, Government affairs, Medical Devices, Postmarket surveillance

Tags: device recalls, FDA recalls, recall coordinators

2016 in Review for Drug and Device Regulations: An 11th Hour Reckoning By Zachary Brennan - Published 20 December 2016

Turn back the clock to late October and those first 10 months of 2016 look like a relatively commonplace year for the pharma and medical device industries and their US regulatory counterpart, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (on the EU side, Brexit was already causing headaches for the European Medicines Agency (EMA) as early as June).

Categories: News, Europe, US, EC, EMA, FDA, MHRA, Biologics and biotechnology, Compliance, Drugs, Government affairs, Labeling, Manufacturing, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: pharmaceutical regulations, year in review, Cures, Trump