With July in the books and the figures still being posted, we have great news to report. Thus far, as of this morning’s listing in the FDA’s “All Approvals” list (here), the OGD has racked up 97 full approvals (a monthly record by itself for full approvals) and 18 tentative approvals for a total 115 approvals actions,
In a Federal Register notice today, the FDA announced the outsourcing FY 2019 fees (here) for regular and small business establishment fees and for the reinspection fee. FDA estimates that 82 outsourcing facilities, including 14 small businesses, will be registered with FDA in FY 2019 and will be subject to establishment fees.
A Federal Register Notice (here) released today announced the new Prescription Drug User Fees (PDUFA fees) for FY 2019. And while there had been a modest increase, the fact is the there is an increase signifies that there is little expectation that fees will retreat anytime in the next few years.
The Federal Register notice published today (here) announces the FY 2019 biosimilar user fees.
The initial Biologic Product Development (BPD) fee is due when the sponsor submits an Investigational New Drug (IND) application to the Agency or within five days after the FDA grants the first BPD meeting. The annual BPD fee is assessed the following FY and each year until the sponsor submits a marketing application or until the sponsor notifies the FDA that it is no longer participating in the program;
Back in March 2018, we posted a blog that outlined the FDA actions to remove ANDAs for prescription PEG 3500 (brand Miralax) after a complete RX to OTC switch by the innovator was made. That post can be found here. The story is complex, and it took over 11 years to unfold,
Today, in the Federal Register (here), the FDA announced the FY 2019 Generic Drug User Fees which include application fees, DMF fees and establishment fees for various types of facilities and program fees. While fees for most of the items showed only modest increases, the ANDA and DMF fees increased the most,
As of this morning’s postings on the FDA “All Approvals” report (here), OGD has issued 62 full approvals and 15 tentative approvals. That is a total of 77 approval actions, and we have 8 days of reporting left for the month still.
If the torrid pace of approvals continues for the rest of the month,
“Part 111 (21 CFR part 111) establishes the minimum Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) necessary for activities related to manufacturing, packaging, labeling, or holding dietary supplements to ensure the quality of the dietary supplement.” 21 CFR 111.75(a)(1) of these regulations provides a process whereby a dietary supplement manufacturer can petition the Agency for an exemption for 100% identity testing for dietary ingredients.
The FDA issued its quarterly report on the progress of the generic drug program today and it provides a further look into the mean and median times for approvals for ANDAs.
The bounce in mean and median approval times, both up and down, relate to the specific approval cohort of the ANDAs to which the application belongs.
This goes in the “where did this come from?” category. In an earlier post on July 5th where we looked at the available data on the FDA daily approvals and All approvals page for the end of June 2018, we only came up with 67 full and 6 tentative approvals (TAs) actions (see post here).
OGD updated its monthly Activities Report Of the Generic Drug Program FY 2018 for certain statistics that had not yet been posted (here). While we wait for the June 2018 official approval and receipt figures, let’s have a look at some of the interesting May statistics.
OGD reported 8 refuse-to receive (RTR) actions,
As far as the available numbers for ANDA approvals and tentative approvals goes, for June, it appears we will have in the neighborhood of 67 full approvals and 6 tentative approvals for the month, more or less in line with what we have seen in the past few months. These numbers were derived from the FDA All Approvals list (here) and the FDA Approved Drug Products list of daily approvals (here).
Today, as a 4th of July present, and in anticipation of celebratory fireworks, the FDA has issued a final guidance entitled ANDA Submissions – Amendments to Abbreviated New Drug Applications Under GDUFA (here). The final guidance explains that the complex tiered amendment classification system of GDUFA I was abandoned to provide a less cumbersome and more straightforward classification of amendment types,
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb issued a statement (here) on the Agency’s continuing position related to compounded drugs for patients that cannot use an FDA approved product. However, the bent taken in his statement leans more towards the issues of safety and efficacy, while he points to the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) recent healthcare fraud enforcement actions related to the use of multi-component compounded products thought to artificially increase billing rates for these compounded products.
On June 25, 2018, the Association of Accessible Medicines (AAM) submitted comments to Docket FDA-2017-N-6644: Generic Drug User Fee Amendments Reauthorization of 2017; Regulatory Science Initiatives; Public Workshop and provided some very interesting and relevant comments and suggestions. The full text of the AAM comments can be found here, but here is a peek into the basket of suggestions.