Should FDA Have More Say Over Patent Listings in the Orange Book - Lachman Blog

Should FDA Have More Say Over Patent Listings in the Orange Book?

This morning, I was reading an article written by Sally Turner in Pharmaceutical Technology (here), suggesting that the FDA take a greater role in the review and validation of the patents that brand-name companies list in the Orange Book (OB). She addresses the Hatch-Waxman Act’s patent listing provisions and discusses other views held on the […]

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New Guidance for Industry- Acceptable Intake Limits for NDSRIs and a New Webpage from FDA

Unless you’ve been living under a (pharmaceutical) rock, you are aware of the struggle that both FDA and industry are having with Nitrosamines impurities in pharmaceutical products.  As a reminder, APIs are at risk of forming nitrosamine drug substance-related impurities (NDSRIs) when they contain secondary amines or dimethyl tertiary amines. We have published many blogs […]

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Feedback from Industry on July 2022 Guidance Regarding TE Ratings for 505(b)(2) Products

I read a great article by Joanne S. Egolvitch in the RAPS Regulatory News this morning about elimination of Citizen Petitions for TE ratings for 505(b)(2) products (here).  The issue centers on the FDA’s (kind of wonky) requirement that 505(b)(2) applications with minor formulation changes requiring them to be submitted as an NDA also require […]

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How to Prepare for an FDA Inspection – Important Things to Know from the Perspective of a Former Investigator (Part 1)

When an FDA investigator walks into your facility and informs you that they are going to conduct an inspection, a tense moment may arise even at the most cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practices) compliant facility. Paging the employees to inform them of the presence of FDA at the facility is a common occurrence so that […]

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Engaging with FDA: Hidden Gems at the FDLI Annual Conference Day 1

The first day of the Food and Drug Law Institute’s Annual Conference started with an excellent keynote address from FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf, who underscored the importance of the FDA engaging with industry to evaluate the promise (as well as risks) of new technology and medicinal products.  Part of that dialogue happens at the individual […]

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