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FDA Concurs With WHO on Rare Lymphoma Linked to Breast Implants By Zachary Brennan - Published 21 March 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday said it now concurs with the World Health Organization’s designation of an association between breast implants and the development of anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a rare type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Categories: News, US, FDA, TGA, WHO, Compliance, Medical Devices, Quality, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: breast implants, lymphoma, BIA-ALCL

Maryland House Passes Bill on Price Gouging of Generic Drugs By Zachary Brennan - Published 21 March 2017

Late Monday, Maryland’s House of Delegates signed off on a bill seeking to prohibit companies from overcharging for generic drugs.

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

Tags: price gouging, pharmaceutical price legislation, Maryland drug price gouging

CDER, CDRH and CBER Directors Stress Importance of User Fee Reauthorizations Before Senate Committee By Zachary Brennan - Published 21 March 2017

The US Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee on Tuesday pressed three top US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials for details on how plans to reauthorize their user fee programs would help to further streamline medical product approvals.

Categories: News, US, CBER, CDER, CDRH, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs, Medical Devices

Tags: FDA user fees, GDUFA, BsUFA, MDUFA, PDUFA, Senate HELP

FDA Offers 2016 Report on Medical Countermeasure Activities By Zachary Brennan - Published 20 March 2017

As part of efforts to protect the US against chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) threats, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved seven new treatments and 21 new devices in FY 2016, according to a program update on medical countermeasure (MCM) activities.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Government affairs, Quality

Tags: medical countermeasures, Ebola, Zika, flu vaccine

Humacyte Receives First of FDA’s Regenerative Medicine Designations By Zachary Brennan - Published 20 March 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday offered one of its first Regenerative Medicine Advanced Therapy (RMAT) designations to Humacyte’s investigational human acellular vessel (HAV) Humacyl.

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

Tags: RMAT designation, regenerative medicine, 21st Century Cures

Four Former FDA Commissioners: Drug Importation to Reduce Costs is 'Complex and Risky' By Zachary Brennan - Published 20 March 2017

As Congress looks to address the problem of rising prescription drug prices, four former US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioners told members in an open letter from last week that importing cheaper medicines from Canada and elsewhere is "a complex and risky approach."

Categories: News, US, FDA, Crisis management, Drugs, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: drug imports, Bernie Sanders, Califf, Hamburg, commissioners on drug imports

Bills Introduced in March: Importation, Cancer Drugs and PBM Transparency By Zachary Brennan - Published 17 March 2017

At least nine US House and Senate bills introduced in March would impact the pharmaceutical industry, including three to allow for more prescription drug imports from Canada, pharmacy benefit management (PBM) transparency and one on cost sharing for cancer medicines.

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

Tags: Cummings, Sanders, drug prices, PBMs

Trump FY 2018 Budget Blueprint: Hike in FDA User Fees? By Zachary Brennan - Published 16 March 2017

President Donald Trump’s administration released its budget blueprint for FY 2018 on Thursday, calling for a hike in user fees from industry to make up for cuts elsewhere at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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

Tags: Trump budget, FDA budget 2018, user fees, user fee reauthorization

Multiple Endpoints in Clinical Trials: Biopharma Companies Seek More From FDA Draft Guidance By Zachary Brennan - Published 16 March 2017

Biopharmaceutical heavyweights – from Novartis to GlaxoSmithKline to Regeneron – are seeking additional clarification from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on draft guidance on multiple endpoints in clinical trials, according to comments posted to the docket on Thursday.

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

Tags: GlaxoSmithKline, Regeneron, Novartis, Teva, BIO, Celgene, AstraZeneca, clinical trial endpoints

FDA Warns of Increased Risk of Serious Pancreatitis with Allergan’s Viberzi By Zachary Brennan - Published 15 March 2017

Following the death of two patients without a gallbladder on Allergan’s irritable bowel drug Viberzi (eluxadoline), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday warned about the increased risk of serious pancreatitis in such patients.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Crisis management, Drugs, Postmarket surveillance

Tags: Viberzi, pancreatitis, Viberzi deaths, gallbladder

FDA Transparency: Agency’s Hands Tied by its own Regulations By Zachary Brennan - Published 15 March 2017

Ask a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official how many biosimilar applications are actually under review, or the details of a recent Complete Response Letter (CRL), and he or she will explain how the agency cannot offer any more details than what is already publicly known, even if what has been made public is not aligned with reality.

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

Tags: FDA transparency, CRLs, biosimilars

House Committee Asks FDA for More Info on Contaminated Heparin Investigations By Zachary Brennan - Published 15 March 2017

Four Republicans on the House Committee on Energy & Commerce sent a letter on Wednesday to US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) acting commissioner Stephen Ostroff seeking additional information on FDA’s investigations into a heparin contamination crisis from a decade ago that are now closed.

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

Tags: heparin, China heparin, House E&C, FDA investigations

EU Court of Justice Denies EMA Appeal to Release Documents on Two Medicines By Zachary Brennan - Published 15 March 2017

The Court of Justice of the EU earlier this month delivered a blow to transparency efforts at the European Medicines Agency (EMA), dismissing two appeals by the regulator.

Categories: News, Europe, EMA, Clinical, Prescription drugs, Government affairs

Tags: PTC Therapeutics, Translarna, Court of Justice of the European Union

Celgene, Takeda and Others Found in Breach of UK’s Pharma Code of Practice By Zachary Brennan - Published 14 March 2017

When is it OK for a pharmaceutical company to fail to quality check bags stored in a basement for three years before supplying them to pharmacies to use when dispensing the chemotherapy Navelbine (vinorelbine) to patients? Apparently never, according to Tuesday’s rundown of companies breaching the Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry’s (APBI) Code of Practice.

Categories: News, Europe, MHRA, Biologics and biotechnology, Compliance, Crisis management, Drugs, Ethics

Tags: Celgene, Takeda, Pierre Fabre, PMCPA, ABPI

UK on Brexit Implications: ‘Significant Benefits’ to Remain Part of EMA By Zachary Brennan - Published 14 March 2017

The UK government’s EU External Affairs Subcommittee on Tuesday published a report on the implications of Brexit on trade, noting that there may be “significant benefits” in continuing UK participation in the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

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

Tags: Brexit, UK in EMA, House of Lords

Regulatory Recon: Alexion to Lay Off More Than 200; FDA Approves Novartis Breast Cancer Treatment (14 March 2017) By Zachary Brennan - Published 14 March 2017

Welcome to Regulatory Recon, a daily regulatory news and intelligence briefing.

Categories: News, Asia, Canada, Europe, US, DOJ, EC, EMA, FDA, Health Canada, MHRA, NICE, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices

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

New FDA Warning Letters Highlight CGMP Deviations at API Plants in China, India By Zachary Brennan - Published 14 March 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday released two new warning letters for active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturers Badrivishal Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals and Lumis Global Pharmaceuticals, both sent 2 March.

Categories: News, Asia, FDA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, Compliance, Drugs, Government affairs

Tags: warning letters, API manufacturers, water and pharmaceuticals

FDA Considers Creating New 'Office of Patient Affairs' By Zachary Brennan - Published 13 March 2017

As part of efforts to better capture patients' perspectives, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday said it is considering establishing an "Office of Patient Affairs," to be tasked with supporting and coordinating patient engagement across the agency.

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

Tags: patient engagement and FDA, PEAC, patient perspectives, FDA patient advice

FDA Drafts List of Class II Devices to be Exempt From Premarket Notification By Zachary Brennan - Published 13 March 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began implementing the recently passed 21st Century Cures Act on Monday by publishing a draft list of class II devices that will be exempt from premarket notification requirements, or 510(k)s.

Categories: News, US, CDRH, Compliance, Due Diligence, Government affairs, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: Class II devices, 21st Century Cures, FD&C Act

Canada to Require Drugmakers to Publicly Disclose Drug Shortages By Zachary Brennan - Published 13 March 2017

Beginning on Tuesday, 14 March, amendments to Canada’s Food and Drug Regulations will come into force making it mandatory for drug authorization holders to publicly report drug shortages and discontinuations to two websites, DrugShortagesCanada.ca and PenuriesDeMedicamentsCanada.ca.

Categories: News, Canada, Health Canada, Business and Leadership, Drugs, Ethics, Government affairs

Tags: drug shortages, Food and Drug Regulations

Regulatory Recon: Roche and Mylan Settle Dispute Over Herceptin Biosimilar; EMA Suspends Marketing of Four Contrast Agents for MRI Images (13 March 2017) By Zachary Brennan - Published 13 March 2017

Welcome to Regulatory Recon, a daily regulatory news and intelligence briefing.

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

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

Regulatory Recon: Results From CRISPR Gene Editing of Embryos (10 March 2017) By Zachary Brennan - Published 10 March 2017

Welcome to Regulatory Recon, a daily regulatory news and intelligence briefing.

Categories: News, Asia, Europe, US, EMA, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Medical Devices

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

Trump Taps Scott Gottlieb to Head FDA By Zachary Brennan - Published 10 March 2017

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and former US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official, has been selected by President Donald Trump to lead FDA as commissioner. The White House confirmed the appointment on Friday and Gottlieb will face a Senate hearing and vote.

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

Tags: Scott Gottlieb, Trump FDA, FDA commissioner

505(b)(2) Approval Pathway: Not Necessarily Shorter Approval Times By Zachary Brennan - Published 09 March 2017

With a goal of avoiding unnecessary duplication of studies performed on a previously approved drug, the 505(b)(2) pathway allows for a more streamlined development and approval process, but for new drug applications (NDAs), the pathway has not led to shorter approval times, according to a recent analysis conducted by the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development.

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

Tags: 505(b)(2) pathway, new drug approvals, Tufts, approval times

EU Industry Groups Urge Caution on Biosimilar Switching By Zachary Brennan - Published 09 March 2017

Three EU biopharmaceutical industry groups are offering key considerations to physicians when switching from a biologic reference product to its biosimilar or from one biosimilar of a reference product to another, according to a new position paper released on Thursday.

Categories: Europe, EC, EMA, Biologics and biotechnology, Compliance, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: biosimilars, biosimilar switching, regulatory requirements biosimilars