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Regulatory Recon: Former Congressman Waxman Says Drugmakers are Taking Advantage of Orphan Incentives; ANVISA Approves GW's Cannabis-Based Sativex (17 January 2017) By Michael Mezher - Published 17 January 2017

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

Categories: News, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence

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FDA Issues Long-Awaited Biosimilar Interchangeability Guidance By Michael Mezher - Published 17 January 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday released for public consultation its long-awaited draft guidance detailing the agency's expectations for demonstrating biosimilar interchangeability.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Clinical, Postmarket surveillance, Preclinical, Submission and registration

Tags: Biosimilar, Biosimilar Interchangeability, Draft Guidance, Switching Study

EMA Reveals List of Eligible Industry Stakeholder Organizations By Zachary Brennan - Published 16 January 2017

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Monday disclosed a new list of eligible industry stakeholder organizations that can consult and cooperate with the agency in specific areas.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, Business and Leadership, Government affairs

Tags: drug industry stakeholders

NICE Halts Plans to Charge for Appraisals By Zachary Brennan - Published 16 January 2017

The UK’s National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on Monday said its plans to charge companies for its appraisals of drugs, medical devices and diagnostics have been put on hold until the UK’s new government completes its life sciences strategy.

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

Tags: Brexit, UK Life Sciences, ABPI, NICE

Drug Compounding With Bulk Substances: FDA Offers Interim Policies By Zachary Brennan - Published 16 January 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) late Friday issued revised versions of two final guidance documents explaining the use of bulk drug substances in compounding and clarifying that the agency does not intend to take action against certain outsourcing facilities and compounded drugs.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, Crisis management, Drugs, Quality

Tags: drug compounding, compounded drugs, 503A, 503B, FDA interim policy

Regulatory Recon: Trump Promises 'Insurance for Everybody'; FDA Extends Review of Lilly Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug (16 January 2017) By Michael Mezher - Published 16 January 2017

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

Categories: News, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence

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FDA Finalizes Repackaging Guidance, Revises Draft on Biologics Mixing, Diluting and Repackaging By Michael Mezher - Published 16 January 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week finalized its guidance on repackaging drugs by pharmacies and registered outsourcing facilities and also issued a revised draft guidance detailing its policies on mixing, diluting and repackaging certain types of biological products outside of the scope of an approved biologics license application (BLA).

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

Regulatory Recon: Trump Meets With Silicon Valley Insiders for FDA Pick; Lilly Defeats Teva in Alimta Patent Dispute (13 January 2017) By Michael Mezher - Published 13 January 2017

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Categories: News, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence

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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

FDA Draft Guidance Looks to Help Speed New Generics to Market By Zachary Brennan - Published 13 January 2017

The blitz of new US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance (11 draft and final documents in the last three days) continued on Friday with the release of a draft helping to clarify for generic drug companies how to define and use several terms, and new ways to expedite generic approvals.

Categories: News, FDA, Generic drugs, Government affairs, Labeling, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: RLD, generic drugs, ANDA, ANDA submission

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

FDA Further Explains Delay on LDT Guidance By Zachary Brennan - Published 13 January 2017

Two months after saying it would not finalize guidance on the regulation of lab-developed tests (LDTs), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday published a discussion paper with some hints as to how it would like the discussion and regulations on this thorny issue to move forward.

Categories: News, US, FDA, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices

Tags: lab-developed tests, LDTs, FDA on lab tests

Analysis: Longer Review Times Associated With Fewer Adverse Events for High-Risk Heart Devices By Michael Mezher - Published 13 January 2017

A new analysis finds longer regulatory review times for high-risk cardiovascular medical devices to be associated with fewer adverse event reports, and a lower likelihood of such reports citing serious injury or death.

Categories: News, Europe, US, EC, FDA, Medical Devices, Postmarket surveillance, Submission and registration

Tags: Adverse Event Reports, AER, Safety

Multiple Endpoints in Clinical Trials: FDA Issues Draft Guidance By Zachary Brennan - Published 12 January 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday released draft guidance for industry on the problems posed by multiple endpoints in the analysis and interpretation of study results and how these problems can be managed in drug and biologic clinical trials.

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

Tags: endpoints, clinical trials, clinical guidance, FDA guidance

180-Day Exclusivity for Generics: FDA Releases Draft Guidance By Zachary Brennan - Published 12 January 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday put out new draft guidance consisting of 45 questions and answers on the 180 days of exclusivity provided to some generic drugs.

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

Tags: 180-day exclusivity, generic drugs, FDA guidance

ICH Offers Reflection Paper on Good Clinical Practice Revisions By Zachary Brennan - Published 12 January 2017

The International Council for Harmonisation (ICH) on Thursday opened for comment a new reflection paper on Good Clinical Practice (GCP), part of a plan to modernize ICH guidelines on clinical trial design, planning, management and conduct.

Categories: News, Asia, Canada, US, ICH, Clinical, Quality, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: Good Clinical Practice, ICH guidance, ICH E6, ICH E8

FDA Finalizes Guidance on Benefit-Risk Considerations for IDEs By Michael Mezher - Published 12 January 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday finalized its guidance detailing its framework for assessing the benefits and risks of investigational device exemptions (IDEs).

Categories: News, US, CDRH, Clinical, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices

Tags: Investigational Device Exemption, Final 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

FDA Offers Draft Guidance on New Pre-Request for Designation Process By Michael Mezher - Published 12 January 2017

After announcing a new program for sponsors to request earlier, informal input on combination product designations last August, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a new draft guidance detailing how to prepare such requests.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Combination products, Submission and registration

Tags: Pre-Request for Designation, Pre-RFD, Combination Products

European Regulatory Roundup: EMA Maps International Regulatory Coordination (12 January 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 12 January 2017

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

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, MHRA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Medical Devices

Tags: regulatory harmonization, ICMRA, Bayer, biologic quality standards

Regulatory Recon: Trump Meets with NIH Contenders; NICE Backs Novartis Kidney Cancer Drug (12 January 2017) By Michael Mezher - Published 12 January 2017

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Categories: News, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence

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Trump Sides With HHS’ Burwell and Democrats on Drug Price Negotiations By Zachary Brennan - Published 11 January 2017

President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday opened his press conference with an unexpected shot at pharmaceutical companies and their lobbying groups on Capitol Hill, saying, "They’re getting away with murder."

Categories: News, US, Drugs, Government affairs

Tags: Donald Trump, PEOTUS, Burwell, Medicare Part D, drug price negotiations

CDER Guidance in 2017: Lots of Procedural and Quality Documents Coming By Zachary Brennan - Published 11 January 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) on Wednesday released its agenda of new and revised draft guidance documents to be published this calendar year, and it includes several eagerly-awaited documents, such as ones on biosimilar interchangeability (which has been on the list since 2015) and a revision of a draft on postmarket safety reporting for drugs and biologics.

Categories: News, US, CDER, Generic drugs, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: interchangeability, FDA guidance, guidance agenda, CDER guidance

FDA and MHRA Break Down Foreign Inspection Data By Zachary Brennan - Published 11 January 2017

Both the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the UK’s Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) are slowly ramping up their inspections of foreign manufacturers, according to the latest statistics.

Categories: News, Europe, US, FDA, MHRA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Manufacturing, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: foreign drug inspections, foreign device inspections

Regulatory Recon: Merck Gambles on Early sBLA for Keytruda Combo; FDA Accepts BLA Mylan & Biocon's Proposed Biosimilar Trastuzumab (11 January 2017) By Michael Mezher - Published 11 January 2017

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Categories: News, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence

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