June 2019

28
Jun

FDA Proposes a Fix for the DMF Issue for “Deemed to Be a License” NDAs

Section 7002(e)(4) of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 requires that on March 23, 2020, all New Drug Applications (NDAs) for biological products will be “deemed to be a license” under Section 351 of the Public Health Service Act (PHSA).  In December of last year, the FDA published a final guidance as […]

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26
Jun

The Agency Speaks to Its Effort for Modernizing FDA’s New Drugs Regulatory Program

Today, in the Federal Register (here), the FDA announced a portion of its continuing modernization plan relative to better assessing its summary of approval that FDA prepares for all new NDA and BLA approvals. The notice asked for public comment on “the Clinical Data Summary Report Pilot program as part of the Agency’s continuous assessment […]

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25
Jun

Frances Zipp Shares Market Insights at the CPhI China Exhibition in Shanghai

On June 20, 2019, LCS’ President and CEO Fran Zipp, moderated a panel at the CPhI China exhibition in Shanghai, organized by Informa Markets. The panel discussion, “How Can International and Domestic Manufacturers Collaborate to Improve Quality?” included members from a number of different segments of the regulated industry. Members on the panel were: Aurelio […]

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20
Jun
Someone in pain

Opioids Front and Center as FDA Issues Notice of Public Hearing and New Draft Guidance

In two separate Federal Register (FR) notices today, the FDA announced a public hearing (here) to be held on September 17, 2019.  The notice states: This public hearing is intended to receive stakeholder input on the approval process for new opioids and how FDA might best consider the existing armamentarium of therapies, among other factors, […]

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19
Jun
Cannabis plant

FDA and Cannabinoids – The Betwixt and Between – Public Comment Period Extended Two Weeks

The cat is out of the bag and so are CBD and other cannabis products.  You can find CBD in almost anything (creams, ointments, lotions, foods, supplements) and almost everywhere, including gas stations, 7-Elevens, supermarkets, flea markets, and fairs, etc.  I am certain that Amazon drones will be dropping it off at your front door […]

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19
Jun
Enhancements

Enhancement to the Paragraph IV Database to Aid Generic Applicants and Provide Greater Transparency

Having lived through the days at FDA when sponsors called the FDA asking if anyone had submitted a Paragraph IV patent challenge for a specific drug and was thus potentially eligible for 180-day exclusivity as being a first-to-file applicant, the move to the PIV database was a godsend as it took the pressure off us […]

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14
Jun

FDA Webinar on Medical Device Q-Submissions; They Require Both Precision and Timing

On June 11, 2019, the FDA held a CDRH webinar on the Q-Submission Program for Medical Device Submissions.  The webinar was based on the recent May 7, 2019 Final Guidance document titled “Requests for Feedback and Meetings for Medical Device Submissions: The Q-Submission Program.”  This guidance document supersedes “Requests for Feedback on Medical Device Submissions: […]

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