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OGD Off to A Good Start in FY 2019

If the first half of October is any indication of the approval performance of OGD, then we are off to a good start of FY 2019.  The first eleven business days of October 2018 yielded forty-three full approvals and fourteen tentative approvals (TAs), and there are still ten business days left in October.  Two big days so far this month were October 12th,

Competitive Generic Therapies – Be Careful, the Clock is Running and Timing is Everything

What does 42 minutes mean for Competitive Generic Therapies (CGT) exclusivity – apparently everything, when FDA approved another product 42 minutes before commercial marketing began for the first approved applicant.  We don’t know for sure if it was 42 minutes (evidence of first commercial distribution) or actually 5 hours and three minutes (when the first approved applicant for potassium chloride actually notified the FDA of its commercial marketing through the FDA’s electronic gateway) but the time window is really not relevant,

Of Drugs and Devices – The Saga Continues

The DIA Complex Drug-Device Combination Workshop was held at Sheraton Silver Spring on October 9‑10, 2018.  The second day’s discussion was dominated by issues related to transdermal systems and intrauterine devices.  The presenters on the second day were mostly from the FDA, with a few from academia and CROs.  The FDA presenters focused on quality expectations for devices,

It’s Official! OGD Breaks ANDA Approval Record!

The Office of Generic Drugs (OGD) posted its official numbers for approval actions, receipts and complete response letters in the last hour.  The figures, from the Activities Report of the Generic Drugs Program (FY 2018) Monthly Performance (here) show that OGD broke the old record of 763 approvals achieved in FY 2017 by 18 ANDAs,

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Fran Zipp Elected Vice Chair of ISPE International Board of Directors

LCS would like to congratulate the newly elected International Board of Directors for ISPE for 2018-2019. This Board is responsible for devising strategy and governance of ISPE, the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, is the world’s largest not-for-profit association serving its Members by leading scientific, technical and regulatory advancement throughout the entire pharmaceutical lifecycle. The newly elected Board includes LCS’ own CEO and President,

Lachman Consultants to Exhibit at the American Pharma Outsourcing Summit, Booth 22-23