03
Jun

FDA Publishes Four Guidances on Supply Chain Security Issues

The Agency today published four draft guidance documents to assist sponsors to better understand the terms and conditions of certain aspects of the Supply Chain Security Act requirements. The draft and final guidances are as follows: Definitions of Suspect Product and Illegitimate Product for Verification Obligations Under the Drug Supply Chain Security Act – This […]

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24
May

Wait a Minute, How Do We Go from Eliminating Drug Efficacy to Reduced Patent Terms… and Does Anyone Really Benefit?

I cringed while reading the opening two paragraphs of the article (here) written by Lawrence J. McQuillan in The Hill titled “How a reformed FDA can speed up delivery of lifesaving drugs”: The Biden administration favors a proposal to waive patent protections for the COVID-19 vaccines.  But there are other ways to remove impediments to […]

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20
May
Old wagon in the desert

While Not Entirely New – Guidance Places Stamp of Approval on Some Synthetic Peptides Where the RLD is of rDNA Origin

For the last 5 or so years, the FDA has told applicants that they could likely submit an ANDA for a synthetic peptide product (40 amino acid chains or fewer) when the reference listed drug (RLD) was of rDNA origin but the guidance on which products, how, and what would be required was often sketchy.  […]

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29
Apr

Day Two of the Generic Drug Forum – Morning Sessions

Starting at the crack of dawn for us west coasters, today’s meeting kicked off with three presentations on application issues: mid-cycle meeting overview; information to include in cover letters; and application communications – quality perspectives.  Lots of information was presented and highlights are discussed below. Mid-cycle reviews are reserved for complex generics and may also […]

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29
Apr

Day Two Generic Drug Forum Afternoon Sessions

The afternoon started out with a discussion of Biopharmaceutics Risk Assessment to Guide Dissolution Method Development for Solid Oral Dosage Forms.  The presentation provided an introduction to the understanding of the purpose of biopharmaceutics risk assessment and a discussion of how to perform the assessment which focused on understanding the role of in vitro dissolution […]

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28
Apr

Generic Drug Forum Afternoon Highlights

The afternoon sessions of FDA’s Generic Drug Forum on April 28, 2021 were very information-intense and provided a significant amount of review information and suggestions for success in ANDA submission and approval. Caliope Sarago, Senior Regulatory Health Project Manager, Office of Research and Standards, Office of Generic Drugs, gave a comprehensive review of the pre-ANDA […]

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