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Draft DMF Guidance Issued by FDA

A new draft guidance titled (quite originally) Drug Master Files (here) has replaced the Drug Master Files: Guidelines that was published in 1989.  There have been many changes to the requirements and procedures for DMFs based on new laws, policies, and procedures, as well as procedures associated with GDUFA commitment letters for ANDAs,

First Official Metrics Out for September and OGD Smashes FY ANDA Approval Record – Could It Have Been Better?

For the first time since GDUFA’s beginning, the number of ANDA approval actions exceeded the number of ANDAs received in a given FY (935 approvals vs 909 new ANDA receipts). In addition, OGD smashed the FY approval record with the 935 approval actions by 154 (or 16.5%) more than the previous record of 781 in FY 2018. 

New FDA Guidance on PDUFA Fee Waiver, Reductions, and Exemptions Issues

It has been a while since the FDA updated its guidance on PDUFA fee waivers, etc., but the newly released Prescription Drug User Fee Act Waivers, Reductions, and Refunds for Drug and Biological Products document provides much needed new information about the FDA’s fee program.  The Federal Register Notice (here) announcing the availability of the guidance states:

“This guidance describes the types of waivers,

Why Can’t FDA Fix the ANDA Daily Approval Posts?

At the end of August, we noticed that all of the ANDA approvals were not appearing on the FDA Daily Approval Listings (here), nor were they appearing on the FDA All Approvals Report (here).  In September, it got worse, with less than half of approvals showing up (we believe).  

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Lachman Consultants to Show a Large Presence at the 2019 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo

(Westbury, NY – October 2019) Lachman Consultant Services, Inc. (“Lachman Consultants”), a leading provider of expert compliance, regulatory affairs, and technical services to life sciences organizations worldwide, will return to the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering’s (ISPE) 2019 Annual Meeting. Lachman Consultants is sponsoring the event on October 27-30 and will be located in booth [...]

Frances Zipp of Lachman Consultants to be Featured Speaker at Annual Medicines for Europe Conference

(Westbury, NY – May 2019) Lachman Consultant Services, Inc. (“Lachman Consultants”), a leading provider of expert compliance, regulatory affairs and technical services to life sciences clients worldwide, will be participating as a Conference Sponsor at the 25th annual Medicines for Europe and IGBA Conference. Entitled “Committing to Global Health – Balancing Access and Sustainability,” this year’s event is focused on generic,