15
Oct

Extension Sought on Comments Regarding Patent Listing

On June 1, 2020, in Docket FDA-2020-N-1127 and published in the Federal Register, the Agency asked for public comment regarding updating and clarifying the types of patents that could be listed in the Orange Book (here).  The document sought comments on two specific issues of continued interest: should patents be submitted to the FDA and […]

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07
Oct

Are ADHD/Stimulant Drugs Dropping Off the FDA’s ADF Radar?

This morning, in reading an article from the Pink Sheet written by Sarah Karlin-Smith, I flashed on my blog post from September 24, 2020 (here) discussing the new warning on benzodiazepine products.  In this post, I had expressed concern that the abuse-deterrent formulation (ADF) craze of opioid formulations might be creeping in on other products […]

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24
Sep

Benzodiazepine Boxed Warning Update, a Harbinger of Things to Come?

In a drug safety communication on September 23, 2020 titled FDA requiring Boxed Warning updated to improve safe use of benzodiazepine drug class (here), the FDA announced changes being made to the boxed warning on all benzodiazepine products.  The communication describes the need for the change as follows: “[T]o address the serious risks of abuse, […]

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16
Sep

Weight Loss Drug Voluntarily Withdrawn for Apparent Safety Reasons

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking final official action withdrawing the approval of two new drug applications for BELVIQ (lorcaserin hydrochloride (HCl)) tablets and BELVIQ XR (lorcaserin HCl) extended-release tablets which were originally approved by FDA on June 27, 2012 and July 15, 2016, respectively.  This announcement was made on the Federal Register’s […]

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02
Sep
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Is the Orange Book Patent Listing Process becoming “Divisive”?

The Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act of 1984 (better know as Hatch-Waxman) provided a balance between innovation and competition by permitting generic drugs to rely on the safety and efficacy of a previously approved reference listed drug (RLD) rather than unnecessarily repeating duplicative clinical testing to prove what was already known about […]

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14
Aug
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Do You Have Your Checkbook Ready? Be sure Clinicaltrials.gov Listings Are Made and Are Accurate!

FDA finalized its guidance entitled “Civil Money Penalties Relating to the ClinicalTrials.gov Data Bank Guidance for Responsible Parties, Submitters of Certain Applications and Submissions to FDA, and FDA Staff” (quite a mouthful) today (here) which was originally issued as a draft in September 2018.  The FR Notice announcing the availability of the guidance (here) indicates […]

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13
Aug
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Are You Ready? Because the FDA IS Getting Ready!

How has COVID 19 changed your organization?  Do you have fewer or newer employees?  Have you kept up with training requirements, or has your focus been more targeted towards keeping the freight moving?  Has your workforce stabilized with sufficient personnel to perform the complex cGMP tasks necessary and the documentation requirements expected by the FDA?  […]

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