16
Sep

Weight Loss Drug Voluntarily Withdrawn for Apparent Safety Reasons

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking final official action withdrawing the approval of two new drug applications for BELVIQ (lorcaserin hydrochloride (HCl)) tablets and BELVIQ XR (lorcaserin HCl) extended-release tablets which were originally approved by FDA on June 27, 2012 and July 15, 2016, respectively.  This announcement was made on the Federal Register’s […]

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10
Aug

What Were These People Thinking?

A Department of Justice press release (here) announced a 19 count indictment against 9 individuals “with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and failure to maintain adequate records.”  Basically, the press release goes on to describe fraudulent activities relative to the […]

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04
Aug

IID Ramping up MDE Information; More Help to Formulators on the Way

The Inactive Ingredient Database (IID) has been around for a long time, but it was not very user friendly, was not updated frequently, and failed to provide something we call the maximum daily exposure (MDE) for each inactive ingredient in each route of administration.  Well, FDA has been working on the list of inactive ingredients […]

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