FDA Adds 67 New/Revised Product Specific Bioequivalence Guidances

“To further facilitate generic drug product availability and to assist generic pharmaceutical industry with identifying the most appropriate methodology for developing drugs and generating evidence needed to support ANDA approval, FDA publishes product-specific recommendations describing the Agency’s current thinking and expectations on how to develop generic drug products therapeutically equivalent to specific reference-listed drugs.” On…

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FDA Issues New Draft Guidance: Coordinated Development of Antimicrobial Drugs and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Test Devices; Deadline for Submission of Comments November 21, 2016

FDA has released a new draft guidance “intended to help drug sponsors and device manufacturers coordinate the development of new antimicrobial drugs and antimicrobial susceptibility test devices (AST), so that FDA antimicrobial drug approval and AST device clearance may occur more closely in time. The draft guidance is intended to address concerns that new FDA-approved…

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2016 Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry & Physiology Announced

October 3-5, 2016: Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry and Physiology Announced • Physics 2016: David J. Thouless, F. Duncan M. Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz for “theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter” • Chemistry: Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa “for the design and synthesis of…

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QMS Risk Management

Do I Need a Medical Device Consultant to Review My Quality Management System (QMS) and/or Help with My 510(k) Submission?

What is a Quality Management System (QMS)? As a marketer or manufacturer of medical devices, you know that a quality management system (QMS) is critical to your success and continued operation. It doesn’t take more than one FDA inspection to figure this one out. If you are involved in, or considering entry into the medical…

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Multiple Antiseptic Wash Ingredients May No Longer Be Marketed-FDA Issues Final Rule

FDA has “issued a final rule establishing that over-the-counter (OTC) consumer antiseptic wash products containing certain active ingredients can no longer be marketed. Companies will no longer be able to market antibacterial washes with these ingredients because manufacturers did not demonstrate that the ingredients are both safe for long-term daily use and more effective than…

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FDA Grants More Time for Certain Unique Device Identifier (UDI) Requirements

FDA recently finalized a “guidance that makes clear the agency will not enforce a deadline for certain unique device identifier (UDI) provisions after commenters on the draft guidance said they would not be able to meet the deadline in time.” Click to access the full story from RAPS Regulatory Focus, the Federal Register Notice (81 FR 59638), the new…

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FDA Requires Boxed Warnings to Address Combination Use of Opioids/Benzodiazepines

In making its announcement FDA Commissioner Robert Califf, M.D. stated that “It is nothing short of a public health crisis when you see a substantial increase of avoidable overdose and death related to two widely used drug classes being taken together…We implore health care professionals to heed these new warnings and more carefully and thoroughly…

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