In the latest salvo fired over the controversial FDA proposed rule that would permit generic drug ANDA holders to unilaterally change their drug product warnings, Senator Lamar Alexander, Ranking Member, Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions and Congressman, and Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the Judiciary Committee asked the Office of Management and Budget’s Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) to explain a few things about the FDA position.
In response to stakeholder requests, the FDA has delayed the enforcement date only for dispensers under the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) until November 1, 2015.
The FDA has posted a Drug Safety Podcast on its website (here) that describes an adverse drug event (ADE) associated with use of a drug indicated to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
After reading a nice blog post by Kurt Karst and Josephine Torrente on the FDA Law Blog (here) on a push to release Complete Response Letters (CRL), I thought to myself (at first),
The FDA is looking for a few (or a lot) more good employees and is holding another virtual hiring event. Could FDA be looking to obligate a portion of the $277 million excess of GDUFA funds that have not yet been spent from the fees collected in the first 2.5 years of the program?
Not surprisingly, the FDA said they were doing the best that they could with a new program, and industry said, so far, not good enough. While these may seem like diametrically opposed views, my understanding is that the apparent positions are not as far apart as they might appear.
While I rarely use others’ comments in full to populate this blog, I think that Ralph Neas, President and CEO of GPhA, said all that needs to be said on the state of GDUFA and the hope for future improvements – so here is.
On March 26, 2015, we blogged about an April 20-21 FDA Public Hearing regarding examining the need for the drug enforcement policy surrounding homeopathic drugs. Since the conclusion of that hearing, just under 3500 comments have been received from FDA.