OGD just released its official January approval figures and we nailed it in our previous post here, where it was reported that OGD would have 102 approval actions in January, despite the shutdown. Well, we actually hit the nail on the head, as OGD did indeed break the 100-approval action mark by fully approving eighty-one ANDAs and tentatively approving twenty-one ANDAs.
With 5 working days left in January, and despite the turmoil this month has seen, we stand at 58 Full approvals and 17 Tentative approvals reported on the FDA All Approvals page (here) through January 24, 2019.
Looking at the first quarter approvals (October thru December), there were a total of 278 full approvals which,
OGD fully approved 69 original ANDAs and tentatively approved 31 for a total approval action of 100. This is actually 18 more than we were able to spot on the FDA all approvals actions in our January 3rd post (here). Not bad, considering the short month with vacations and the Federal government shutdown that started December 22 so actually represents a better result than what we anticipated.
With the holidays, vacations and the partial government shutdown, OGD did not do too badly, with total approval actions of 82 and still a workday to go (and there are always those pesky approvals or tentative approvals that show up after the final bell). This looks to be one of those “down months” that Cook talked about (I might add there have not been many of them recently),
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It appears that 128 is the magic number for the OGD as last month they also had 128 approval actions. November numbers saw a different split between full approvals and tentative approvals (99 and 29, respectively). The 128 total approval actions obviously ties last month record number of approval actions for a single month.
Dr. Kathleen (Cook) Uhl said there would be good months and not-so-good months. Well, although the official numbers for November are not yet posted, it looks like OGD will have another good month. Not a record breaker, but close, unless there are at least 4 more not yet reported approval actions lurking somewhere in the IT reporting system.
With 5 business days and 6 reporting days until December 1st, OGD already has booked 79 full approval and 23 tentative approval for a total of 102 approval actions so far in November. This could be good news, as a trend towards more record numbers of approvals is now evident. We have had two consecutive months with new records,
Although the Office of Generic Drugs (OGD) has not yet released the official approval numbers for October 2018 (which is the first month of FY 2019, and the first month of GDUFA II), it appears that a new record will be set. OGD approved 101 ANDAs, and tentatively approved 21 ANDAs for a total of 122 approval actions for the month;
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,
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,