Join former FDA Investigations Branch Director Ricki Chase – now with Lachman Consultants – as she draws on her 16 years of agency experience to bring you the latest insights into the complexity surrounding combination device/drug products.
We have long heard arguments that traditional and Outsourcing compounding entities represent unfair competition to the generic drug industry and that they frequently circumvent the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (especially the 2013 Drug Quality and Security Act, DQSA). A new tactic that has been recently used by a generic firm to protect its […]
Here we are on January 29th and so far this month, there have been only 12 ANDAs approved and one tentative approval which have been posted on FDA daily approvals list. This month, January 23rd tops the number of approvals with 3 approvals listed. In previous months, we have seen as many as 11 approved […]
FDA Starts Push for Transparency in Fulfilling Their 2018 Compounding Policy Priorities Plan (Part II)
Just days after FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb shared the 2018 Compounding Policy Priorities Plan, FDA issued three guidances: (1) Compounded Drug Products That Are Essentially Copies of a Commercially Available Drug Product Under Section 503A of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act ; (2) Compounded Drug Products That Are Essentially Copies of Approved Drug […]
There is a big buzz about a new player in town but not a lot of information on how it plans to operate. Drug Store News reports “There will soon be a new generics manufacturer to contend with — one that comes with a built-in base of 450 hospitals. Four major health systems — Salt […]
Thought FDA Was Tempering Back Its Oversight and Enforcement of Compounding Operations? Think Again!
Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb shared FDA’s 2018 Compounding Policy Priority Plan (here) providing an overview of the Agency’s key priorities to implement (and enforce) the federal law on compounding (Drug Quality and Security Act [DQSA], signed into law November 2013). He also states that this plan advances FDA’s mission to protect the health and safety […]
FDA listed 106, either new or draft and/or revised draft guidances that it plans to issue in CY 2018. This is quite an ambitious agenda! This is a yearly exercise that FDA does and they have a tendency to come close to meeting their projections; be sure to review the entire list (here) to see […]
On January 11, 2018, we went out on a limb prognosticating that the very low numbers of ANDA approvals in January might be linked to a new USP requirement on documentation of elemental impurities that went into effect January 1st (see post here). Since that time, the number of approvals has jumped from 2 to […]
From Big Data To Cybersecurity, Today’s Device-Makers Face Myriad Compliance Risks – But Being Proactive Can Pay Off, Ex-FDA Official Says – article in Medtech Insight by Lachman Consultants
Too many medical device manufacturers are struggling because they don’t have policies and systems in place to handle the ever-growing amount of data they receive about their products once they’ve gone to market. As a result, important signals can go undetected or unaddressed, leading to compliance problems and devices that are of poor quality – […]
The FDA announced today that they are revising labeling to remove any indication for codeine or hydrocodone-containing cough cold products for use in patient under the age of 18. The FDA Safety Communication (here) states: “We are taking this action after conducting an extensive review and convening a panel of outside experts. Both of these […]