New Drugs

29
Jun
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REMS – Revision 2 Adds Updates to Previous Two Versions

The FDA released an updated version of its Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies: Modifications and Revisions Guidance for Industry as Revision 2.  Originally issued in 2015 (here) and updated again in 2019, the June 2020 version contains much the same information but provides updates as to timetables, additional categories of PAS, CBE, and CBE 30 […]

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15
Jun

FDA Revokes Emergency Use Authorization for Chloroquine Phosphate and Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate

In an FDA new release (here), the Agency announced that it was pulling its EUA saying they “determined that the legal criteria for issuing an EUA are no longer met”.  The Agency took this action after a review of the current state of knowledge on the two drugs relative to their unproven efficacy and serious […]

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26
May

New Recommended PDE Limits for Three Solvents Proposed by ICH

Today, in the Federal Register pre-publication notice (here), “the Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of draft recommendations for new permitted daily exposures (PDEs) for the residual solvents 2-methyltetrahydrofuran (2-MTHF), cyclopentyl methyl ether (CPME), and tert-butyl alcohol (TBA).”  The recommendations are based on the testing parameters established for developing permitted […]

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11
May
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IQVIA VP Discusses the Market – Including Factors Impacting Patient Compliance

We all know that the most expensive prescription is the one the patient does not take.  Certainly, there are several factors that impact the decision for a patient to fill a prescription.  Failure to comply with medication directions can also impact the health of the patient.  These failures to comply can lead to more expensive […]

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01
May
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Black Box Warning Added to Singulair and Montelukast Generics Labeling

The FDA has added a Black Box warning to the popular drug montelukast (brand name Singulair).  A black box warning is one of FDA’s most significant label warnings, and in this case, there are recommendations to potentially change therapeutic decisions based on the severity of the diseases and the potential risk benefit The new warning […]

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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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27
Apr

Lachman COVID-19 Survey Provides Interesting Insights

Lachman Consultants recently conducted a survey of professionals working in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and other regulated sectors related to the greater life sciences industry with the goal of taking the “pulse” of the overall organizational and industry impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The results of the survey can be found here. A few […]

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21
Apr

Sci-Fi to Reality!

Science fiction has always been the white board for technological innovation.  Think of all the books and/or movies you have digested.  How many times have you said, “well, that will never happen?” And looking back, how many futuristic concepts have eventually become reality?  More than you may realize. Let me give you a few fun […]

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