Category Archive: Industry News

Oct 10 2012

Clinical Trial Reporting

On 26 September 2012, a notice was published in the Federal Register that the Department of Health and Human Services was transferring responsibility to the FDA for ensuring that clinical trial data is appropriately submitted to Clinical Trial Registry and Results Data Bank (which is also known as ClinicalTrials.gov) and that the data is complete …

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Oct 05 2012

New FDA Guidances from September 2012

There were only a few guidances released by FDA in September 2012: Guidance for Industry: ANDAs: Stability Testing of Drug Substances and Products Final Guidance for Industry: Pre-Storage Leukocyte Reduction of Whole Blood and Blood Components Intended for Transfusion Complicated Intra-Abdominal Infections: Developing Drugs for Treatment  Acute Bacterial Exacerbations of Chronic Bronchitis in Patients with …

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Sep 07 2012

De novo device reclassification: What have you done for me lately?

The recently passed FDA Safety and Innovation Act makes major changes to the de novo reclassification process for medical devices.  Namely, the new law mandates that a manufacturer can simply submit a request to the FDA for de novo classification without having a previously rejected 510(k) application. Medical devices are classified in a three-tiered classification …

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Sep 04 2012

New Guidances Released by FDA in August 2012

It’s been a slow summer at FDA, with only four new guidances issued in the month of August 2012: Draft Guidance for Industry: Self-Identification of Generic Drug Facilities, Sites, and Organizations Draft Guidance for Industry: Self-Identification of Generic Drug Facilities, Sites, and Organizations Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff – Refuse …

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Aug 29 2012

Biomarkers: Where are We Today?

The 06 August 2012 announcement by researchers from Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital reporting the identification of a blood biomarker that could lead to earlier diagnoses and perhaps an actual treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, was of great interest to me.  First, my brother-in-law, at the peak of his very …

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Aug 15 2012

FDASIA, Part 4: Drug Supply Chain, Drug Shortages, and Other Provisions

On 09 July 2012, the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA, otherwise known as PDUFA V) was signed into law.  In a 4-part weekly series, we are covering the major changes in FDASIA as follows: Part 1: The “UFAs”: PDUFA, MDUFA, GDUFA, and BsUFA Part 2: Pediatric Drugs and Devices and Medical …

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Aug 07 2012

FDASIA, Part 3: Generating Antibiotic Incentives Now (GAIN) and Drug Approval and Patient Access Changes

On 09 July 2012, the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA, otherwise known as PDUFA V) was signed into law.  In a 4-part weekly series, we are covering the major changes in FDASIA as follows: Part 1: The “UFAs”: PDUFA, MDUFA, GDUFA, and BsUFA Part 2: Pediatric Drugs and Devices and Medical …

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Jul 27 2012

FDASIA, Part 2: Pediatric Drugs and Devices and Medical Device Regulatory Improvements

On 09 July 2012, the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA, otherwise known as PDUFA V) was signed into law.  In a 4-part weekly series, we are covering the major changes in FDASIA as follows: Part 1: The “UFAs”: PDUFA, MDUFA, GDUFA, and BsUFA Part 2: Pediatric Drugs and Devices and Medical …

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Jul 20 2012

FDASIA, Part 1: The “UFAs”

On 09 July 2012, the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA, otherwise known as PDUFA V) was signed into law.  In a 4-part series, we will cover the major changes in FDASIA as follows: Part 1: The “UFAs”: PDUFA, MDUFA, GDUFA, and BsUFA Part 2: Pediatric Drugs and Devices and Medical Device Regulatory …

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Jul 16 2012

New Provisions in the FDA Safety and Innovation Act (aka PDUFA V)

Seal of the U.S. Congress

On 09 July 2012, President Obama signed FDASIA (otherwise known as PDUFA V) into law. The reauthorization of PDUFA V has been working its way through both houses of Congress since May and has received uncharacteristically broad bipartisan and bicameral support. In 2007, PDUFA IV was hotly debated between the two chambers and was barely passed in time to replace the expiring PDUFA III, but this time, lawmakers were able to meet their goal of sending the President a reconciled bill well before the 30 September expiration date of PDUFA IV.

The new law will go into effect on 01 Oct 2012 and will sunset on 30 Sept 2017.

The FDASIA includes the following provisions

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