The revised version of the 2011 Draft Guidance (here) “describes (1) the types of waivers, refunds, and reductions available under the user fee provisions of the FD&C Act, (2) the procedures for requesting waivers, refunds, or reductions, and (3) the process for requesting a reconsideration, or appeal of an FDA decision.
Late yesterday, Dr. Douglas Throckmorton, Deputy Center Director for Regulatory Programs in FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, issued a statement on the FDA’s ongoing efforts in the area of drug shortages. Based on our post yesterday (here), which outlined the FDA’s new report on drug shortages for 2017, we felt it was necessary to provide a link to Dr.
The Hill reports (here) that there are close to 50 Bills pending before Congress that are expecting action by the end of the week, to help address the opioid epidemic. It is the hope that a comprehensive package will be put together and ultimately be passed into law.
Providing a legislative foundation to the cause is a good start,
The Report on Drug Shortages for Calendar Year 2017 (here), which is required by Section 506C-1 of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, issued last Thursday, and describes some real progress in the drug shortage arena.
The report notes that “][d]uring 2017, FDA helped prevent 145 potential new shortages,
The current Submission Status Snapshot which was published yesterday (here) describes the current OGD workload. It is broken down into two major charts, the Pre GDUFA Year 3 applications and the current Total OGD Workload chart. Why? Remember that pre-year 3 applications did not have goal dates like those that were submitted pre-GDUFA (the old backlog ANDAs).
Well, who will be changing categories (small, medium, and large) for assessment of year two of GDUFA II program fees? The FDA asks “[i]n preparation for the FY 2019 GDUFA Generic Drug Applicant Program Fee, please confirm your affiliates and approved ANDAs owned by you and your affiliates as soon as possible.”
In the first 7 months of FY 2018,
The official numbers of approvals and receipts are out for May 2018. OGD fully approved 67 ANDAs (one more than last month) and tentatively approved 19 ANDAs (which was six more that we found prior to the final posting) for a total of 86 approval actions.
Given these numbers, if we straight-line the approvals for the year,
Yesterday, the FDA issued two draft guidance documents titled Development of a Shared System REMS (here) and Waivers of the Single, Shared System REMS Requirement (here). As the names may imply, if a shared system is possible, then that is the way an applicant should go, but if there are insurmountable hurdles to a shared system,
This formal ICH Guidance document (here) describes the entire post-approval lifecycle management of changes that are to be made after initial approval of a regulatory submission.
The document is quite comprehensive but, as always, because of inherent differences in the various regulatory authorities, there are limitations to its universal application.
A long time ago, I was an expert witness in a pay-for-delay (reverse payment) case where, to me, the facts were clear. The patent settlement meant that the generic product would be assured entry into the market 5 years before the patent expired (can you guess what case that was?). In that case, I thought it was a no-brainer,
The FDA is urging manufacturers to stop marketing oral OTC benzocaine products for teething and infants and children younger than 2 years of age. FDA also warns this is not just a problem with younger age groups. The product (which is both available for teething and oral spray product for adults) can trigger methemoglobinemia shortly after use and can lead to serious and life-threatening consequences
FDA is asking all manufacturers to review labeling to include warnings about the event as they continue to monitor the situation,
Today, the FDA published a list of innovator companies for which FDA has received requests from generic sponsors to request that the Agency intercede in obtaining samples so the generic applicant can conduct the necessary bioequivalence (BE) testing to support ANDA approval. The FDA has taken this extraordinary approach to provide greater transparency regarding this issue.
OGD topped the initial projection of both approvals and tentative approvals from my May 2 post (here) hitting 66 full approvals (predicted 62), and 16 tentative approvals (at the time there were only 9) for a total of 82 approval actions. This is good news for the generic industry, as it appears that each month OGD is moving back to its “new normal”.
Having attended several conferences where the topic of DSCSA has been discussed, and listening to leading vendors (those that provide both hardware and software) opining on how the industry is behind the eight ball in obtaining equipment and full integration, and validation due to long lead times with the number of vendors available, it appeared logical that a document on the availability of waivers might be in the cards.