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Elemental Impurities Deadline Contributes to Spike in CRLs for Generic Drugmakers By Zachary Brennan - Published 19 January 2018

New generic drug applications are not winning a lot of approvals from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) so far this year and at least part of the reason for the increase in complete response letters (CRLs) is a new requirement from the US Pharmacopeia (USP).

Categories: News, US, FDA, Generic drugs

Tags: generic drugs, CRLs

GAO to FDA: Publish Plans to Issue or Revise Guidance on Complex Generic Drugs By Zachary Brennan - Published 16 January 2018

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Tuesday called on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to announce plans to issue or revise guidance for complex generic drugs and FDA said it agrees with the recommendation and is working toward that goal.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Generic drugs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: complex generics, GAO report

FDA Looks Ahead and Back on Orally Inhaled and Nasal Generic Drugs By Zachary Brennan - Published 15 January 2018

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has come a long way when it comes to locally acting orally inhaled and nasal drug products (OINDPs) and in the next five years of generic drug user fees, the agency is looking at further progress on some unique challenges, according to a regulatory science report on OINDPs.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Generic drugs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy, Research and development

Tags: OINDP, locally acting orally inhaled and nasal drug products

FDA Denies Amneal Petition Seeking to Block Generic Versions of Osteoporosis Treatment By Zachary Brennan - Published 09 January 2018

Capping a string of recent citizen petition denials, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has rejected Amneal Pharmaceuticals' citizen petition asking the agency to refrain from approving any abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs) for the blockbuster osteoporosis treatment Forteo (teriparatide).

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Generic drugs, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: Forteo, osteoporosis, Amneal, Lilly, citizen petitions

Industry Groups Explain Competition Issues in the US Pharma Market By Zachary Brennan - Published 05 January 2018

Industry groups representing generic and brand-name drugs, pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and pharmacies offered their comments on a November meeting held at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on possible solutions to increase competition and lower drug prices in the US.

Categories: News, US, FDA, FTC, Generic drugs

Tags: drug prices, pharmaceutical competition

FDA Targets Multiple Review Cycles With New Draft Guidance, MAPP By Zachary Brennan - Published 03 January 2018

Fresh out of a record year for generic drug approvals, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday kicked off the new year by releasing new draft guidance and a new manual of policies and procedures (MAPP) with an eye toward decreasing the number of review cycles abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs) undergo before approval.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Generic drugs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: ANDA review cycles, generic drug guidance, MAPP

Formal Meetings Between FDA and ANDA Applicants: Stakeholders Weigh Draft Guidance By Zachary Brennan - Published 20 December 2017

Drugmakers Sanofi and Teva, alongside industry groups AAM and the Bulk Pharmaceuticals Task Force, offered their comments earlier this month on new draft guidance related to formal meetings between FDA and abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) sponsors.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Generic drugs, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: ANDA formal meetings, FDA draft guidance, SOCMA, Teva, Sanofi

FDA to Begin Issuing Deficiency Review Letters to Generic Drugmakers By Zachary Brennan - Published 15 December 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday published draft guidance that would establish a new type of letter the agency sends to generic drugmakers to provide applicants with preliminary thoughts on possible deficiencies of an abbreviated new drug application (ANDA).

Categories: News, US, FDA, Compliance, Generic drugs, Government affairs, Quality, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: DRLs, CRLs, information requests, GDUFA II

Updated: Generic Drug Monthly Dashboard: FDA Adds New Metrics By Zachary Brennan - Published 13 December 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last month began releasing new information a monthly basis related to generic drugs.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Generic drugs

Tags: generic drug activity, GDUFA II

Major vs. Minor ANDA Amendments: Industry Takes Issue With FDA Draft Guidance By Zachary Brennan - Published 08 December 2017

The generic drug industry association, Teva Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi have raised questions in comments released this week on the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent draft guidance on abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) amendments.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Generic drugs

Tags: ANDA amendments, FDA draft guidance

Woodcock: CDER Informatics System is Top Priority for 2018 By Michael Mezher - Published 05 December 2017

Going into 2018, Janet Woodcock, director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), said that her top priority will be to implement a center-wide informatics system.

Categories: News, US, CDER, Biologics and biotechnology, Compliance, Generic drugs, Over the counter drugs, Prescription drugs, Submission and registration

Tags: 21st Century Cures, Informatics, CDER

Gottlieb: More Guidance on Complex Generics Coming By Zachary Brennan - Published 28 November 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) difficulties in approving generic versions of complex products were front and center in Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s comments at FDA’s Generic Drug Science Day on Tuesday.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Combination products, Generic drugs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: complex generics, Copaxone, Advair, EpiPen

FDA Updates Orange Book With Patent Submission Dates By Zachary Brennan - Published 27 November 2017

As part of efforts to increase transparency and generic drug competition, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is publishing patent submission dates to help generic drug manufacturers determine the earliest date when they may be able to market new generics.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Generic drugs, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: Orange Book, generic drugs, patent submission date

FDA Sets Monthly ANDA Records in October By Michael Mezher - Published 14 November 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in October issued complete responses to 325 abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs) and approved or tentatively approved 101 ANDAs, the highest numbers in a single month since the enactment of Generic Drug User Fee Amendments (GDUFA).

Categories: News, US, FDA, Generic drugs, Submission and registration

Tags: ANDAs, GDUFA II, Complete Responses

FDA Expands Generic Drug Priority Reviews By Zachary Brennan - Published 09 November 2017

Talk of bringing down the price of pharmaceuticals often hinges on generic competition, and the US is seeing approvals of new generic drugs faster and more consistently than ever – a trend likely to continue.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Generic drugs, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: generic drug review, generic drug approval, GDUFA

Gottlieb: 'End the Shenanigans' on Delaying Generic Drug Competition By Zachary Brennan - Published 08 November 2017

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Wednesday called to "end the shenanigans" that often delay or restrict generic drug competition.

Categories: News, US, FDA, FTC, Generic drugs, Government affairs, Reimbursement

Tags: generic drug competition, REMS, shared REMS, pay-for-delay

FDA Revises Priority ANDA Draft Guidance By Michael Mezher - Published 03 November 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday issued a revised version of its draft guidance on the information that must be pre-submitted in order to receive a priority review for an abbreviated new drug application (ANDA).

Categories: News, US, FDA, Generic drugs, Manufacturing, Submission and registration

Tags: Priority ANDAs, GDUFA II, Pre-Submission Facility Correspondence, PFC

Formal Dispute Resolution: FDA Finalizes Guidance By Michael Mezher - Published 03 November 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday finalized its guidance on the system for formally disputing scientific or medical issues between a sponsor and the agency.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Generic drugs, Prescription drugs

Tags: Formal Dispute Resolution, FDR, FDRR

FDA Drafts Guidance on Controlled Correspondence Under GDUFA II By Zachary Brennan - Published 02 November 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday released draft guidance on the agency’s new commitments related to controlled correspondence under the recently reauthorized Generic Drug User Fee Amendments (GDUFA II).

Categories: News, US, FDA, Generic drugs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: GDUFA II, controlled correspondence, generic drug correspondence

FDA Describes New GDUFA II User Fee Structure By Michael Mezher - Published 27 October 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday issued a draft guidance describing the new fee structure and types of fees applicable to generic drugmakers under the recently reauthorized Generic Drug User Fee Amendments (GDUFA II).

Categories: News, US, FDA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, Generic drugs, Submission and registration

Tags: User Fees, GDUFA II

Meeting With FDA After a CRL: Draft Guidance on What to Expect By Zachary Brennan - Published 13 October 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday released new draft guidance for industry on the 30-minute post-complete response letter (CRL) meetings between FDA and abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) applicants to help clarify deficiencies.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Generic drugs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: CRL, complete response letter, draft guidance

When to Submit an ANDA vs. a 505(b)(2) Application: FDA Discusses in Draft Guidance By Zachary Brennan - Published 12 October 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) offers multiple abbreviated approval pathways for potential drug developers, and in new draft guidance released on Thursday the agency explains both the pathways where abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs) and 505(b)(2) applications can be submitted.

Categories: News, US, CDER, Generic drugs, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: 505(b)(2) application, ANDA, FDA draft guidance

Status Updates for ANDAs: FDA Spells Out GDUFA II Provision By Zachary Brennan - Published 06 October 2017

Under the second iteration of the Generic Drug User Fee Act (GDUFA II), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has agreed to provide timely abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) review status updates for all pending ANDAs.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Generic drugs, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy, Submission and registration

Tags: GDUFA II, ANDA status updates

Another Record Year for US Generic Drug Approvals in 2017 By Zachary Brennan - Published 05 October 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved more abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) in 2017 than any other year, according to the latest FY 2017 activities report.

Categories: News, US, CDER, Generic drugs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: generic drug approvals, GDUFA, 2017 generic drug approvals

FDA Launches New Online Portal for Requesting Pre-ANDA Meetings By Zachary Brennan - Published 05 October 2017

Thanks to the new Generic Drug User Fee Act (GDUFA II), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week launched a new online platform to allow industry to request pre-ANDA (abbreviated new drug application) meetings for complex generic drugs. 

Categories: News, US, CDER, Generic drugs

Tags: pre-ANDA meetings, FDA Direct NextGen Collaboration Portal