The Lachman Blog

24
May

Wait a Minute, How Do We Go from Eliminating Drug Efficacy to Reduced Patent Terms… and Does Anyone Really Benefit?

I cringed while reading the opening two paragraphs of the article (here) written by Lawrence J. McQuillan in The Hill titled “How a reformed FDA can speed up delivery of lifesaving drugs”: The Biden administration favors a proposal to waive patent protections for the COVID-19 vaccines.  But there are other ways to remove impediments to […]

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20
May
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While Not Entirely New – Guidance Places Stamp of Approval on Some Synthetic Peptides Where the RLD is of rDNA Origin

For the last 5 or so years, the FDA has told applicants that they could likely submit an ANDA for a synthetic peptide product (40 amino acid chains or fewer) when the reference listed drug (RLD) was of rDNA origin but the guidance on which products, how, and what would be required was often sketchy.  […]

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19
May

New Complex Generics PSGs Planned as Well as Some Revisions

Today, the FDA debuted a new page on their website called Upcoming Product-Specific Guidances for Complex Generic Drug Product Development.  Its stated purpose is to provide “information related to upcoming new and revised product-specific guidances (PSGs) to support the development and approval of safe and effective complex generic drug products.”  This comes after several public […]

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17
May

OGD Posts Official Approval Action for April along with CRLs and ANDA Submissions

Well, our unofficial projections got the full approval actions right (at 55) but we missed one tentative approval action that was posted late (we reported 16) (here) but the official total reported here actually tallied 17 for a total of 72 approval actions for April 2021. 11 of the 55 full approvals were for first-time […]

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11
May
Businessman reading long paper list

FDA Posts Eight New Guidances This Morning

Covering a multitude of subjects, the Agency published eight new guidance documents ranging from the ICH M9 BCS classification system to a Q&A document on qualified infectious disease designations. Here is a list of the eight guidance documents. M9 Biopharmaceutics Classification System-Based Biowaivers (here) E9(R1) Statistical Principles for Clinical Trials: Addendum: Estimands and Sensitivity Analysis […]

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06
May
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Lachman Medical DevicExchange Free Virtual Event Will Be a Gathering of Industry Experts and Executives

As the pandemic approaches its latter stages, it has been more than a year since medical device industry leaders and executives have been able to get together in person at conferences and gatherings to share information and experiences. Opportunities to have virtual events of the same nature have been rare as well. One of those […]

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