14
Sep

Whoops, Lots of OTC Manufacturers Missed the Deadline – FDA Releases OTC Arrears List

The FDA published its first arrears list for failure to pay FY 2021 Over-the-Counter Monograph User Fee Act (OMUFA) facility fees.  Invoices were emailed on June 25, 2021 for fees not paid by the May 10, 2021 due date.  And, holy smokes, there are almost 500 firms on the arrears list.  Twenty‑eight are contract manufacturing organizations […]

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07
Sep
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Pilot Program for Novel Excipients Announced

The use of novel excipients has potential to assist in the development of better final drug-product formulations for patients.  However, drug-product manufacturers are hesitant to use novel excipients in product development because of the uncertainty of the expectations of the FDA and, ultimately, on the FDA’s acceptance of the new excipients in its development program. […]

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27
Aug
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What It Is May Not Be What It Is!

In a Federal Register notice (here) that will publish on Monday, August 30th, the FDA announced that it “is withdrawing approval of the abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) for solifenacin succinate tablets, 5 milligrams (mg) and 10 mg, held by Breckenridge Pharmaceutical, Inc.”  Breckenridge waived its opportunity for hearing on the proposed withdrawal. What makes this instance so […]

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23
Aug

PDUFA VII – Getting Ready for the Reauthorization

Today, in the pre-publication of the Federal Register (here), the Agency announced a notice of public meeting to receive comments and discuss the material negotiations that have taken place between the industry stakeholders and itself.  The notice provides an interesting historical look at the evolution of the PDUFA program since its initial 5-year iteration in […]

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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Today, the FDA announced the issuance of a revised draft guidance titled Bioequivalence Studies With Pharmacokinetic Endpoints for Drugs Submitted Under an ANDA Guidance for Industry (here).  This 42‑page guidance supersedes the December 2013 draft guidance of the same name.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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