Biosimilars

20
Feb
FDA Goes Back to Basics with Multiple Observations for Diethylene Glycol and Ethylene Glycol - Lachman Blog

FDA Goes Back to Basics with Multiple Observations for Diethylene Glycol and Ethylene Glycol

In 2022, there were six Warning Letters and five 483 observations for issues relating to Diethylene Glycol (DEG) and Ethylene Glycol (EG). In 2023, there were thirty-six Warning Letters and nineteen 483 observations for DEG and EG concerns. So far this year (mid-February 2024), there have already been three Warning Letters containing observations for DEG […]

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16
Feb
Do You Know Your Product’s Impurity Profile - Lachman Blog

Do You Know Your Product’s Impurity Profile?

ICH Q7 refers to the need to establish the impurity profile for an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API): “An impurity profile describing the identified and unidentified impurities present in a typical batch produced by a specific controlled production process should normally be established for each API. The impurity profile should include the identity or some qualitative […]

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09
Feb

AAM Annual Meeting: CDER Discusses Biologics and CEOs React 

At the recent AAM meeting, Jacqueline Corrigan-Curay, J.D., M.D., Principal Deputy Center Director, CDER, provided an overview of the current state of activities at the Agency regarding biosimilar development and approvals.  The FDA has been quite successful in implementing its biosimilar program and has moved the needle on approvals.  Here are some of the points […]

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09
Feb

Doug Long Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at AAM Annual Meeting After Presentation

Doug Long has become a fixture at AAM meetings, providing invaluable data on the drug industry on behalf of his employer, IQVIA.  This presentation is always the highlight of AAM annual meetings.  All attendees at this meeting make sure to have their seats nice and early to hear his state of the generic and biosimilars […]

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07
Feb
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The Generic Industry Faces External Challenges

At yesterday’s AAM annual meeting, David Gaugh, AAM’s interim President and CEO, discussed the unprecedented events that threaten the sustainability of today’s generic drug and biosimilar industry.  In his keynote address, he addressed how the generic drug and biosimilar industry is being stressed by economic issues, PBMs, government programs, and other events out of its […]

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06
Feb
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CARES ACT – 2024 Update – Big News!

Since the implementation of the CARES Act reporting requirement, the question continues to be asked: Is it really a requirement?  The answer is yes, and now it is no longer recommended, but is stated as “should” in the newly published Final version of the Guidance for Industry (GFI) “Reporting Amount of Listed Drugs and Biological […]

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26
Jan

Lachman Consultants will be at Access! 2024 in February. Will you?

As a proud Silver Sponsor of this important conference, we’ll be looking for you at Access! 2024. This annual meeting of the Association for Accessible Medicines (AAM) is happening in Tampa, Florida at the JW Marriott from Monday, February 5th through Wednesday, February 7th, 2024. Visit with us at Booth #11. The Lachman Consultants team […]

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25
Jan
The Court Case That Could Have Implications Beyond Its Borders - Lachman Blog

The Court Case That Could Have Implications Beyond Its Borders

This morning, when I read a Decision and Order issued by the United States Court of Federal Claims regarding a motion that was granted in part, denied in part, and filed on behalf of a pharmaceutical company and the FDA, the hair on the back of my neck stood on end. Now, I must state […]

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02
Jan
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Good Guidance Practices – FDA Wants Your Input!

In 2011, the FDA published the draft “Food and Drug Administration Report on Good Guidance Practices: Improving Efficiency and Transparency” (here) that established the way that the FDA would prioritize, develop, and release guidances in draft or final, and identified two levels of guidances, a so-called Level 1 and Level 2. A Level 1 guidance document is one […]

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27
Dec
The Eyes Have it - Lachman Consultants Blog

The Eyes Have it!

On December 27, 2023, the FDA released a revised draft version of its October 2023 guidance titled Quality Considerations for Topical Ophthalmic Drug Products: Guidance for Industry. This revised draft, of the same name, outlines most of what was covered in the October draft guidance; however, it does include some clarifications and some additional information. The […]

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