Continuing in a series of posts on the Proposed ANDAA/505(b)(2) Rule, we cover some new requirements for making proper certification and notice of such that are being proposed in the Rule.
Kent Johnson, former Deputy Director of the Office of Generic Drugs (OGD) and perhaps the biggest influence on the labeling review process since the passage of the Hatch-Waxman Act believes that the proposed labeling rule is bad for patients and pharmacists and will only cause confusion in the marketplace.
This edition of the Proposed Rule saga covers a few more interesting issues. The rule-which was 11 years in the making (longer than the final Hatch-Waxman rule on the patent and exclusivity provisions of the Act, which was10 years in the making) really tightens up some of the long-established practices of the Agency and explains why the FDA is taking the actions that it is. Makes for good reading, but make sure you have your toothpicks ready to prop open your eyes. We are just through page 120 of the 300+ pages.
On Monday, April 20, 2015, the afternoon prior to the ISPE Quality Metrics Summit, Lachman Consultant Services will be presenting a training session on Data Integrity. The training session will be held in the Severn 1 meeting room of the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore (the same hotel as the ISPE Quality Metrics Summit), and will be followed by Q&A and a networking reception.
The ANDA and 505(b)(2) Proposed Rule, that (due to its length) we like to call Moby Dick, addresses a plethora of issues of importance to the generic industry, and we are trying to tackle many of them in multiple posts. This is a continuation of that effort.
On Monday, April 20, 2015, the afternoon prior to the ISPE Quality Metrics Summit, Lachman Consultant Services will be presenting a forum on Data Integrity. The forum will be held in the BALLROOM NAME, the same hotel as the ISPE Quality Metrics Summit, and will be followed by Q&A and a networking and cocktail reception.
Another month and another report of the approval actions of the Office of Generic Drugs (OGD) for our reader’s review
The FDA issued an update to warnings about use of testosterone replacement products, indicating they are only approved for men with documented medical conditions. FDA stated, “[T]he benefit and safety of these medications have not been established for the treatment of low testosterone levels due to aging, even if a man’s symptoms seem related to low testosterone.”
Like the old joke – How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time! We are serving up some additional bites at the massive ANDA and 505(b)(2) Proposed Rule. I hope you enjoy your meal!
The Office of Generic Drugs (OGD) just released its January productivity numbers and there are some interesting observations to share.
Here are some more tidbits gleaned from the Proposed Rule, and a correction regarding a previous post.
There used to be two ways to trigger the 180-day market exclusivity provision for ANDA – a final court decision finding a patent not valid or not infringed or unenforceable and, of course, first commercial marketing of an ANDA product for which a PIV certification has been made after the 30-month stay….
As we continue our march through the 371 page document, as something piques our interest we will provide you with a bit of a summary along with some background. Here are today’s tidbits!
At today’s’ Science and Regulatory Advisory Committee meeting at the GPhA Annual meeting in Orlando, Florida (apologies to those in the mid-West and Northeast), Keith Flanagan, the Office of Generic Drugs’ (OGD) Regulatory Counsel provided a look into some guidance documents the industry can expect to see in short order.
We are slogging through the 371 page document and, as promised, here are a few more tidbits regarding changes that are being proposed in the new revised regulations.