Biosimilars

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 This revised draft, of the same name, outlines most of what was covered in the October draft guidance; however, it does include some clarifications and some additional information.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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12
Dec

Revision 1 of Risk information in Promotional Materials and Ads Hits the Street 

Yesterday, the FDA issued the first revision of the Guidance titled Presenting Quantitative Efficacy and Risk Information in Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) Promotional Labeling and Advertisements (here).  This Guidance covers the following four topics:  Providing quantitative efficacy or risk information for the control group, when applicable;  Presenting probability information in terms of absolute frequencies, percentages, and relative […]

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22
Nov

Establishing a CCS Foundation for Cleaning Validation 

Bring up the recently updated and finalized EU Annex 1 – Manufacture of Sterile Medicinal Drug Products (here) in polite pharmaceutical water cooler conversation and a frequent topic that comes up is the Contamination Control Strategy (CCS) language.  Buzzwords abound for a “holistic”, “global”, or “wholesale” CCS to be incorporated into all elements of aseptic […]

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10
Nov

A New Approach to cGMP Inspections is Coming Soon. Our Contract Pharma Article Gives You a Preview.

Earlier this year, the FDA issued a draft Guidance for Industry titled “Alternative Tools: Assessing Drug Manufacturing Facilities Identified in Pending Applications Guidance for Industry.” The proposed Guidance uses a risk-based approach based on product quality or facility-related risks and will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the FDA. Are you among the many […]

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30
Oct

EU Issues Communication Addressing Medicine/Drug Shortages 

The EU has continued its advancement of initiatives and intentions to combat the drug shortage problem.  The latest communication is titled “Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: Addressing medicine shortages in the EU” (here).  This is a deep dive […]

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24
Oct

Dissemination of Articles and Study Results, New Revised Q&A Draft Guide May Provide Better Direction

Yesterday, the FDA issued a draft guidance titled “Communications From Firms to Health Care Providers Regarding Scientific Information on Unapproved Uses of Approved/Cleared Medical Products: Questions and Answers” (here). If you can get that out of your mouth without taking a breath, I think you must be a free diver. The issue of disseminating information […]

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08
Oct

Signs of Progress on the Nitrosamine Front – Notes from the Nitrosamines Session at GRx+Biosims 2023 

The session on nitrosamine impurities was held during the final breakout session on Wednesday morning during the final day of the conference. This session had the largest panel by far of those assembled on any topic presented at the conference, with 15 total panelists including the session moderator!  It was even more difficult than usual […]

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