Bioequivalence

02
Aug

More PSGs Added and Revised

Today in a prepublication Federal Register notice, (due to be published tomorrow), the FDA announced the addition of 29 new and 19 revised product specific guidance (PSG) documents.  The Agency acknowledges that, “as part of FDA’s commitments under the Generic Drug User Fee Amendments Reauthorization of 2017 (GDUFA II), FDA will publish guidances for reference […]

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08
Mar

Age and Sex in ANDA Bioequivalence Studies – Discrimination Could Cause Problems!

On February 24, 2022, the Small Business and Industry Assistance (SBIA) group at the FDA hosted a webinar titled Bioequivalence Studies with Pharmacokinetic Endpoints for Drugs Submitted Under an ANDA (you can view the recording here).  The goal was to describe the eight major changes to the August 2021 revision to the guidance Bioequivalence Studies […]

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08
Nov

FDA Announces the Issuance of New PSGs

Today, FDA issued a Federal Register notice (here) announcing the release of 24 new product specific guidances (PSGs) and 20 revised guidances. These guidances provide the FDA’s current thinking on the methods to establish bioequivalence for specific products. The new and revised guidances can be found on the FDA webpage here. Please note that, as […]

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20
Aug

Big Day for FDA and OGD Bioequivalence Information

Today, the FDA announced the issuance of a revised draft guidance titled Bioequivalence Studies With Pharmacokinetic Endpoints for Drugs Submitted Under an ANDA Guidance for Industry (here).  This 42‑page guidance supersedes the December 2013 draft guidance of the same name.  The document provides updated recommendations and the FDA’s current thinking on the general concepts for […]

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19
Jan

Outlining COVID-19 Safety Expectations for ANDA BE Studies

On January 15, 2021, the FDA issued the guidance titled “Protecting Participants in Bioequivalence Studies for Abbreviated New Drug Applications During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency”.  This guidance provides recommendations to study sponsors for the continuation or initiation of their bioequivalence (BE) studies during this COVID-19 public health emergency.  As is no surprise, FDA clearly […]

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03
Jun
New and Revised Bio Guidances Issued by OGD Image

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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29
Apr

BE Studies and COVID 19 Pandemic – What’s an Applicant To Do?

Clearly, the COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on clinical studies during drug development, and that includes in vivo bioequivalence studies.  The FDA has reacted to the potential issues it sees by issuing a statement entitled Bioequivalence Studies for Submission in ANDAs during the COVID-19 Pandemic (here). In discussing the types of challenges that may […]

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24
Feb
October Approvals

Glimpses of What’s Ahead – FY 2019 GDUFA Science and Research Report

The FDA issued its Fiscal Year (FY) GDUFA Science and Research Report last week (read the full report here and the awarded research contracts and grants here).  A review of the innovative scientific focus areas helps those of us in the industry to get a sense of where the FDA is headed in support of […]

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20
Feb
Linked together in logistics

Regulatory Affairs and the CMO Factor

The use of contract manufacturers for the production of approved drug products has become more and more commonplace, particularly with the steady increase through the years of virtual pharmaceutical companies, a business model where the majority of the drug development and production work is outsourced to third parties as needed.  While the use of a […]

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