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FDA's Woodcock: The Clinical Trials System is 'Broken' By Zachary Brennan - Published 20 September 2017

The clinical trials system is "broken" and there needs to be new ways to collect and utilize patient data, Janet Woodcock, director of FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, told a workshop on real world evidence (RWE) at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on Wednesday.

Categories: News, US, FDA, ICH, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs

Tags: Janet Woodcock, real world evidence, real world data, drug development

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

UK’s MHRA Unveils Human Factors Guidance for Medical Devices By Zachary Brennan - Published 19 September 2017

As part of its work to minimize the risks from use error and promote safe practices, the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) on Tuesday released new guidance on human factors and usability engineering for medical device manufacturers.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, MHRA, Combination products, Government affairs, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices

Tags: human factors guidance for medical devices, MHRA guidance, MDR

FDA Transparency: Gottlieb Outlines What’s Coming By Zachary Brennan - Published 14 September 2017

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has been at the forefront of the Washington, D.C. conference circuit this week discussing new work that the agency he leads will undertake, with discussions Thursday at a Politico event, a speech Wednesday at the Friends of Cancer Research, a speech Monday at RAPS' Convergence and a speech last week at the National Health Research Forum.

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

Tags: Scott Gottlieb, CRL transparency, REMS

Nonclinical Recommendations for Radiopharmaceuticals: FDA Drafts Guidance By Zachary Brennan - Published 12 September 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday released draft guidance on nonclinical study recommendations for microdose radiopharmaceutical diagnostic drugs.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Drugs, Government affairs, Preclinical, Research and development

Tags: radiopharmaceuticals, nonclinical recommendations, FDA draft guidance

FDA Wants to Know What Regulations and Paperwork Requirements Need to Go By Zachary Brennan - Published 07 September 2017

As part of work under two executive orders, the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) centers on Thursday sought comments on which existing regulations and related paperwork requirements could be modified, repealed or replaced, to reduce the burden on industry while allowing FDA to continue its public health mission and fulfill statutory obligations.

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

Tags: FDA regulations, paperwork reduction, one in, two out

Help Wanted: FDA Seeks Digital Health Entrepreneurs By Zachary Brennan - Published 06 September 2017

Details of how the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is planning to tackle the growing digital health industry are slowly trickling out and on Wednesday the agency announced it will establish an Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) Program to support and help develop its Software Precertification (PreCert) Pilot Program.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Government affairs, Medical Devices

Tags: digital health and FDA, precertification pilot

The 505(b)(2) Pathway and Why Some Follow-on Insulins Aren’t Yet Biosimilars in the US By Zachary Brennan - Published 05 September 2017

Why has the European Medicines Agency (EMA) approved follow-on insulin products as biosimilars while the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not? A look at several recent examples shows what is happening and what will change in the US over the next several years.

Categories: News, Europe, US, EMA, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs

Tags: insulin, Merck, Lilly, Sanofi, Admelog, 505(b)(2), biosimilars

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

'Historic Action': FDA Approves First CAR-T Therapy By Zachary Brennan - Published 30 August 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday approved the first gene therapy, Novartis' Kymriah (tisagenlecleucel) for certain pediatric and young adult patients with a form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

Categories: News, US, FDA, Business and Leadership, Government affairs, Human cell and tissue, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy, Submission and registration

Tags: Kymriah, CAR-T, gene therapy, FDA approved gene therapies

Asia Regulatory Roundup: Roche Cancer Drug First to Win TGA Priority Review Status (29 August 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 29 August 2017

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

Categories: News, Asia, CDSCO, CFDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs

Tags: Asia Regulatory Roundup, Roche, DCGI

FDA to Unveil New Regulatory Framework for Stem Cell Therapies By Zachary Brennan - Published 28 August 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Monday the agency this fall will advance a new framework to regulate stem cell therapies.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Crisis management, Government affairs, Human cell and tissue, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: stem cell therapy, FDA on regenerative medicine, DTC stem cell clinics

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

EMA and FDA to Begin Sharing Commercially Confidential Information By Zachary Brennan - Published 23 August 2017

As part of a landmark agreement forged in March, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Medicines Agency (EMA) said Wednesday that they will now share non-public and commercially confidential information, including trade secret information.

Categories: News, Europe, US, EC, EMA, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs, Manufacturing, Regulatory strategy

Tags: EMA and FDA agreement, mutual recognition agreement, GMP inspection reports

States Take on Drug Price Transparency, Gouging By Zachary Brennan - Published 23 August 2017

As the US Congress continues to highlight specific drug price increases rather than adopt wide-reaching legislation to curb such practices, states are taking the matter into their own hands.

Categories: News, US, Biologics and biotechnology, Crisis management, Drugs, Government affairs

Tags: drug prices, drug price transparency

Asia Regulatory Roundup: China’s Supreme Court Clarifies Legal Scope to Punish Trial Data Fraudsters (22 August 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 22 August 2017

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

Categories: News, Asia, CFDA, TGA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs, Medical Devices

Tags: NPPA, knee implants, pharmacovigilance

Regulatory Recon: J&J Pays $417M for Baby Powder Link to Cancer (22 August 2017) By Zachary Brennan - Published 22 August 2017

Welcome to Regulatory Reconnaissance, your daily regulatory news and intelligence briefing.

Categories: News, Asia, Canada, Europe, US, EMA, FDA, Health Canada, MHRA, PMDA, WHO, Drugs, Government affairs, Medical Devices

Tags: Regulatory Reconnaissance, Regulatory, Links, News, Regulatory News, Regulatory Intelligence, FDA News, EMA News

FDA Explains Emergency Expanded Access Application Process By Zachary Brennan - Published 18 August 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has laid out the process by which doctors can access an investigational drug for treatment use in an individual patient in an emergency situation, both during and after normal business hours in a new Manual of Policies and Procedures.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Crisis management, Drugs, Government affairs

Tags: expanded access, Right to Try, emergency IND

Professors Offer 3 Questions on FDA’s New Digital Health Framework By Zachary Brennan - Published 17 August 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent push to reshape how it regulates digital health products with shifts to third-party certification and more postmarket reviews is called into question by three law professors in Health Affairs, who offer up three questions about the direction of the plan.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Government affairs, Medical Devices

Tags: digital health, pre-certification pilot

PhRMA Criticizes FDA's 'Unnecessary' Research on Drug Advertising and Promotion By Zachary Brennan - Published 16 August 2017

The pharmaceutical industry lobbying group known as the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) is harshly criticizing the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) research focused on prescription drug advertising and promotion and calling for a clearer vision on how this research protects public health.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Advertising and Promotion, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs, Quality, Regulatory strategy

Tags: PhRMA, drug advertising and promotion, FDA research

How the Government Will Pay Companies to Develop Biodefense Products and Win Lucrative PRVs By Zachary Brennan - Published 15 August 2017

As the nearly 1,000-page 21st Century Cures Act is implemented in phases, the full impact of the law is just beginning to be realized, and for one provision, the law has created a new program that rewards companies for developing products that the government purchases and often pays to develop.

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

Tags: priority review vouchers, biodefense, medical countermeasures

FDA Considers WHO Scheduling Change for 17 Drug Substances By Zachary Brennan - Published 11 August 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday sought public comments to help prepare a response to the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding the abuse liability and diversion of 17 drug substances, many of which are opioids and similar to fentanyl. WHO will consider whether to recommend certain international restrictions be placed on the drugs.

Categories: News, US, FDA, WHO, Crisis management, Drugs, Government affairs

Tags: drug substances, fentanyl, opioids, cannabis

New Research Compares Drug Regulators Around the Globe By Zachary Brennan - Published 11 August 2017

Pharmaceutical regulations vary widely in different countries, though new research published Friday in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery offers comparisons in terms of various regulators’ budgets, staff, new drug approvals and timelines for approvals.

Categories: News, Asia, Canada, Europe, US, Anvisa, CFDA, EMA, FDA, MHRA, PMDA, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: comparison of drug regulators, new drug approval times, drug regulator reviewers

European Regulatory Roundup: EMA Revises Pharmacovigilance Guideline After Danish Agency Spots 'Big Problem' (10 August 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 10 August 2017

Welcome to our European Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top EU regulatory news.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: pharmacovigilance, DKMA, Swissmedic

Generic Drugs in 2017: FDA on Track for Most Approvals Ever By Zachary Brennan - Published 08 August 2017

Ten months into Fiscal Year 2017 and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is on pace to break its record-setting year for abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) approvals from the last year.

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

Tags: generic drug approvals, ANDA approvals