Generics

05
Mar
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FDA Updates January 2021 Statistics – Are Both the Industry and FDA Experiencing a Slowdown?

The Office of Generic Drugs updated its Generic Drugs Program Activities Report – Monthly Performance for January (here) to fill in more data on various metrics.  As you know, the Agency typically comes out with the number of ANDA approval and tentative-approval actions and receipts of original ANDAs, along with the number of complete response […]

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03
Mar
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FDA Determination that Lorcaserin Was Withdrawn for Safety Reasons

On January 14, 2020, we posted a blog (here) concerning a Drug Safety Communication discussing FDA’s concern that the drug product Belviq or Belviq XR (lorcaserin) could increase the risk of cancer.  On September 16, 2020, we posted a blog noting FDA’s final action withdrawing the 2 NDA drug applications for the product mentioned above […]

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25
Feb

Damned If You Do and Damned If You Don’t – Thinking About a New Permanent Commissioner

There appears to be some concern about Janet Woodcock, MD being selected for the permanent FDA Commissioner job.  Not sure why there is so much hype and concern.  Most of the pressure being applied from the non-supporters focus on the opioid crisis; however, some critics are being quick to complain about the approval actions that […]

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19
Feb
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Official Approval Action Numbers and More for January and Update of December 2020 Stats

OGD released its official numbers for approval actions, complete response letters and ANDA original receipts for January today, as well as updating metrics for December 2020.  From our unofficial numbers reported for January, we hit the numbers of full approval actions on the nose at 62, but OGD snuck in an additional tentative approval action […]

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12
Feb

Skinny Label Reprieve, But Not Out of the Woods Yet!

The generic community sprung into action with amicus briefs filed by the Association of Accessible Medicines and letters written by various other organizations to challenge the attack on the skinny label.  Teva was able to convince the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to rehear its skinny label case.  Clearly, Congressional intent and regulatory […]

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09
Feb
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Complex Generics and the Prescription Landscape – The Hill Webinar

Today, The Hill hosted a webinar called “Complex Generics & the Prescription Drug Landscape.”  Many thanks to The Hill for their efforts.  The takeaway messages from the program participants are important, especially as the current Generic Drug User Fee Amendments III (GDUFA III) negotiations are revving up for the Office of Generic Drugs’ review and […]

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