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Gottlieb: FDA Will Delay Sending Layoff Notices By Michael Mezher - Published 25 July 2017

In an email to agency staff on Monday, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said he will delay issuing layoff notices until after 30 September 2017, when the agency's current user fee agreements expire, if Congress has not passed legislation to reauthorize the agreements by then.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Government affairs

Tags: User Fee Reauthorization, Layoffs, Reduction in Force, RIF, Scott Gottlieb

Senate Appropriations Bill Maintains FDA Funding for 2018 By Michael Mezher - Published 18 July 2017

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies on Tuesday voted to advance its draft FY2018 appropriations bill, which includes $2.8 billion in discretionary funding for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Categories: News, US, FDA, Government affairs

Tags: Appropriations, FY2018, User Fees, Budget

White House Doubles Down on Call to Fund FDA Entirely With Industry Fees By Zachary Brennan - Published 13 July 2017

Following the House of Represenatatives' passage of the bill to reauthorize US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) user fees on Wednesday, the White House doubled down on its earlier call to amend the agreements so that FDA is entirely funded by medical products industries.

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

Tags: White House, Donald Trump, FDA user fees, Right-to-Try, FDA bill

House Passes Bill to Reauthorize FDA User Fee Programs By Zachary Brennan - Published 12 July 2017

In a moment of bipartisanship, the US House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill via voice vote to reauthorize the prescription drug, generic drug, medical device and biosimilar user fee programs through 2022.

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

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

FDA Panel Votes Unanimously in Favor of First CAR-T Cancer Therapy By Zachary Brennan - Published 12 July 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee on Wednesday voted unanimously, 10 to 0, in favor of the benefit-risk profile for the first of a new kind of cancer therapy, known as a Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Government affairs, Human cell and tissue, Manufacturing, Quality, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: CAR-T, Novartis, CTL019, gene therapy, cell therapy, ODAC

House, Senate Still Aim to Pass FDA User Fee Reauthorization Bill Before Delayed August Recess By Zachary Brennan - Published 11 July 2017

The US House of Representatives on Wednesday will take up a bill to reauthorize the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) prescription drug, generic drug, biosimilar and medical device user fee programs, and though the Senate has not yet scheduled a time to take up the bill, it is expected to before thousands of FDA employees are laid off.

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

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

Regulatory Recon: FDA Reverses on Amicus’ Fabry Disease Treatment; Sanofi Acquires Protein Sciences (11 July 2017) By Zachary Brennan - Published 11 July 2017

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

Categories: News, Asia, Europe, US, EMA, FDA, MHRA, NICE, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs, Medical Devices

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

FDA Looks to Standardize PQ/CMC Data and Terminologies By Zachary Brennan - Published 10 July 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday said it is drafting and seeking comment on the use of standardized Pharmaceutical Quality/Chemistry Manufacturing and Control (PQ/CMC) data elements for electronic submission.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Drugs, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy, Submission and registration

Tags: CMC submissions, electronic submissions FDA, PQ/CMC data

FDA Finalizes List of 1,003 Class II Device Types Exempt From 510(k) Requirements By Zachary Brennan - Published 10 July 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday finalized a list of 1,003 types of class II medical devices that the agency believes do not present risks that require premarket notification review to provide a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Government affairs, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: 510(k), device exemptions, 21st Century Cures, Class II medical devices

Generic Industry Group Sues Maryland Over Price Gouging Law By Zachary Brennan - Published 06 July 2017

The Association for Accessible Medicines (AAM), a trade group representing US manufacturers of generic drugs and biosimilars, on Thursday sued Maryland over a new law that will impose fines on generic drugmakers if prices rise by too much or too quickly.

Categories: News, US, Business and Leadership, Generic drugs, Government affairs

Tags: AAM, generic drugs, Maryland drug price gouging law

Chinese Heparin Contamination Questions Return With New FDA Warning Letter By Zachary Brennan - Published 05 July 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a warning letter on Wednesday for China-based heparin contract testing lab, Shandong Analysis and Test Center, reigniting a debate over whether the questionable sources of heparin that led to almost 100 American deaths a decade ago have been rooted out.

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

Tags: heparin, Chinese heparin, heparin contamination, FDA warning letters

CDC National Stockpile of Medical Products Could be at Risk in Public Health Emergency By Zachary Brennan - Published 05 July 2017

The US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) warns that "systemic issues" with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) stockpile of vaccines, antibiotics, antidotes, antitoxins, medications and other supplies could place at risk approximately $7 billion of inventory and negatively affect readiness during a national emergency.

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

Tags: CDC, stockpile of medical products, vaccines, DSNS, OSSAM

ICER to Work With VA on Drug Price Negotiations By Zachary Brennan - Published 03 July 2017

In a first for the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER), which estimates the cost-effectiveness of drugs, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Pharmacy Benefits Management Services office (PBM) has agreed to use ICER drug assessment reports in drug coverage and price negotiations with the pharmaceutical industry.

Categories: News, US, Drugs, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence

Tags: ICER, VA, drug prices

EMA and FDA Look to Facilitate Development of Gaucher Disease Treatments By Zachary Brennan - Published 03 July 2017

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday released a new strategy document to aid in the development of new treatments for Gaucher disease, a rare lysosomal storage disorder.

Categories: News, Europe, US, EMA, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Clinical, Drugs, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy, Submission and registration

Tags: EMA and FDA, Gaucher disease, rare pediatric disease

British Ministers Call for Post-Brexit Cooperation With EMA By Zachary Brennan - Published 03 July 2017

UK health minister Jeremy Hunt and business minister Greg Clark on Monday wrote a letter to the Financial Times calling for the UK to continue working with the European Medicines Agency after Brexit.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, MHRA, Biologics and biotechnology, Crisis management, Drugs, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: Brexit, Jeremy Hunt, EMA post-Brexit

FDA Delays Enforcement of Product Identifier Requirements By Zachary Brennan - Published 30 June 2017

In a draft guidance published Friday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it does not intend to take action against manufacturers who do not affix or imprint a product identifier to each package and homogenous case of products intended to be introduced in a transaction into commerce before 26 November 2018.

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

Tags: DSCSA, track and trace, FDA draft guidance

European Regulatory Roundup: Swissmedic Proposes Overhaul of Drug Ordinances (29 June 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 29 June 2017

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

Categories: EC, EMA, MHRA, Drugs, Government affairs

Tags: Swiss drug ordinances, ICH E2E, CVMP

Tight Timeline to Reauthorize FDA User Fee Programs Before FDA Begins Layoffs By Zachary Brennan - Published 29 June 2017

The US Senate and House of Representatives have given themselves a little more than 10 working days to finish a bill to reauthorize the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) user fee programs and get it signed by President Donald Trump before thousands of FDA employees will receive layoff notices.

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

Tags: FDARA, user fee reauthorization, FDA user fees, user fee deals

FDA Plots Elimination of the Orphan Drug Designation Request Backlog By Zachary Brennan - Published 29 June 2017

With a flood of new orphan drug designation requests, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday released its new plan to eliminate the backlog of requests in 90 days and to respond to 100% of all new orphan drug designation requests within 90 days.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Drugs, Government affairs, Orphan products, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: orphan drug, orphan medical product, orphan designation, orphan designation backlog

New Texas Law on Stem Cell Treatments: Showdown With FDA Coming? By Zachary Brennan - Published 28 June 2017

With a new Texas law now in the books to allow companies to sell unproven stem cell treatments without US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, some experts wonder when FDA will step in to shut down companies and clinics exposing people to unapproved medical products.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Clinical, Ethics, Government affairs, Human cell and tissue

Tags: Texas stem cell treatments, stem cells

Health Canada Opens Consultation on Mandatory Adverse Drug Reaction, Device Incident Reports By Zachary Brennan - Published 28 June 2017

Health Canada on Tuesday opened up a consultation on changes to the country's Food and Drug Regulations and Medical Devices Regulations that would make it mandatory for certain health care institutions to report serious adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and medical device incidents (MDIs).

Categories: News, Canada, Health Canada, Drugs, Government affairs, Medical Devices, Postmarket surveillance

Tags: Health Canada, Vanessa's Law, adverse event reporting

FDA to Speed Reviews of More Generic Drugs, Offers Lists of Those With No Competition By Zachary Brennan - Published 27 June 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took major steps toward increasing generic drug competition on Tuesday by releasing a list of off-patent pharmaceuticals with limited or no competition, and by prioritizing the review of abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs) for which there are fewer than three ANDAs approved for the reference listed drug.

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

Tags: generic drugs, priority review of generics, drug price competition, drug prices

AdvaMed Urges Supreme Court to Take Up Case on 510(k) Review Process By Zachary Brennan - Published 27 June 2017

Does a medical device cleared under the US Food and Drug Administration's 510(k) review process mean that it is safe or that the device is just "substantially equivalent" to a legally marketed device? That's the question industry group AdvaMed wants the US Supreme Court to answer.

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

Tags: SCOTUS, Supreme Court, AdvaMed, 510(k)

Asia Regulatory Roundup: Australia Opens Priority Review Pathway (27 June 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 27 June 2017

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

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

Tags: priority review, China in ICH, CFDA backlog, Indian pharmaceuticals

FDA, NCI to Collaborate Further on Cancer Research By Zachary Brennan - Published 26 June 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and National Cancer Institute (NCI) on Monday unveiled a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to further cooperate on understanding the molecular biology of cancer as it relates to diagnostic measurements, product development and treatment.

Categories: News, US, CDRH, Combination products, Drugs, Government affairs, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices

Tags: National Cancer Institute, proteogenomics, cancer research