Guidance

16
Dec

OGD Finalizes Controlled Correspondence Guidance

While many in the industry have complained about the handling of controlled correspondences (CCs), the numbers of CCs submitted in a given month continues to rise as it has every fiscal year since the process was formalized under GDUFA I.  Complaints of non-answers to questions, unclear answers, and just flat-out denials of acceptance of CCs […]

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27
Apr

FDA Launches Webpage on COVID-19-Related Guidance Documents for Industry, FDA Staff, and Other Stakeholders

FDA recently launched a comprehensive listing of COVID-19 related guidance documents, which can be found here.  Tracking all COVID 19 related documents can be daunting, as the content is being issued at a fast and furious rate, and this website will make that task a little less onerous. The list is filterable, sortable, and can […]

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14
Feb
Hand Holding a Chemical Solution Test-tube in a bio-Chemistry DNA Research Laboratory

CBER Publishes a Boatload of New Gene Therapy Guidances

  January was a gangbuster month for the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) with regard to publication of gene therapy (GT) guidance documents!  A total of six final guidelines and one draft guideline on GT products were issued.  These included: Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Control Information for Human Gene Therapy Investigational New Drug […]

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30
Jan

December OGD Metrics Updated

The Office of Generic Drugs (OGD) updated its December 2019 (first quarter FY 2020) statistics with metrics, in addition to the approvals, receipts of original ANDAs, and complete response letters that were published a few weeks ago. The OGD reported refusing-to-receive (RTR) four ANDAs, three standard review and one priority review application.  While four is […]

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11
Jul

New FDA Guidance Released on Live Case Presentations for IDE Clinical Trials

We are living in a world that is constantly changing and using forms of media such as videos and live recordings as forms of communication, notification, training and archiving of special events.  In this age, we are constantly bombarded with Tweets, G-Chats and Facebook posts that have videos attached.  We can stream tv shows, live […]

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01
Jul

FDA Issues Two New Labeling Guidances to Aid Sponsors

The FDA announced the availability of two draft labeling guidance documents today.  One, titled Instructions for Use—Patient Labeling for Human Prescription Drug and Biological Products and Drug-Device and Biologic-Device Combination Products—Content and Format (for standardizing the instructions for use section of labeling), and the other, titled Drug Abuse and Dependence Section of Labeling for Human […]

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