29
Jun
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REMS – Revision 2 Adds Updates to Previous Two Versions

The FDA released an updated version of its Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies: Modifications and Revisions Guidance for Industry as Revision 2.  Originally issued in 2015 (here) and updated again in 2019, the June 2020 version contains much the same information but provides updates as to timetables, additional categories of PAS, CBE, and CBE 30 […]

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22
Jun
FDA Updates

FDA Updates List of Off-Patent, Off-Exclusivity Drugs without an Approved Generic

The Agency has provided an updated list of drug products that are off-patent and have no unexpired period of market exclusivity and have no generic product approved.  The revised list contains a 2-part listing and an appendix. Part 1 contains 269 targets products for “those drug products for which FDA could immediately accept an ANDA […]

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11
Jun

Process MaPP for Conversion of Approved ANDA to TA after Finding of Patent Infringement

Today, the FDA posted MaPP 5220.2 (here), which outlines a little-known process (because it so seldom happens) that describes how the Agency will go about converting an ANDA approval to a tentative approval (TA).  The issue only occurs when a patent challenge is won by the innovator after the expiration of the thirty-month stay and […]

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08
Jun

Data Integrity Issues Still Plague Pharmaceutical Manufacturers – Where’s the Beef?

I know that I have written about this issue multiple times (here and here; also search our blog for other data integrity posts) and I guess it is a holdover from my time at FDA and living through the generic drug scandal of the late 1980s, but, come on now, folks, the FDA’s bark seems […]

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03
Jun
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New and Revised Product Specific Bioequivalence Recommendations List Update

The FDA announced today the addition of 25 new bioequivalence (BE) recommendations and has issued revisions of 24 previous recommendations.  FDA continues its efforts in getting ahead of the curve trying to issue BE recommendations for “(1) new chemical entities and (2) approved on or after October 1, 2017, at least 2 years prior to […]

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