FDA Expedited Programs

FDA Expedited Programs for Drug Development and Review, Explained

It has been my experience that even the most experienced drug development and pharmaceutical consultants will stumble over the definitions of, and differences between FDA’s four expedited programs. Included among them are accelerated approval, priority review, fast track, and breakthrough therapy.[1] This paper is designed as a primer to increase understanding of the expedited programs,…

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Do you know when to use the FDA Pre-Submission Program?

Do you know when to use the FDA Pre-Submission Program?

You just designed the greatest, cure-all class II medical device of all time! Terrific! Now what? Just go to the FDA website, follow the step-by-step procedures for submitting a “traditional” 510(k), submit, and cross your fingers, right? Not so fast! You have reached a critical point in terms of strategic development considerations. You could try…

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Generic Drug Consulting More Relevant Now Than Ever

Generic Safety Surveillance, Pharmacovigilance and Labeling Consulting Could Be More Relevant Now than Ever

PDG™ is comprised of pharmaceutical consultants who devote considerable resources to brand and generic post-marketing safety surveillance, pharmacovigilance and labeling supplements. On August 29, 2011, Public Citizen filed a Citizen Petition calling for FDA to authorize ANDA holders to change approved generic labeling using the Changes Being Effected (CBE) and Prior-Approval Supplement (PAS) procedures (among…

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Pharmaceutical Consultant on Adaptive Design Clinical Trials in 2016

Pharmaceutical Consultant on Adaptive Design Clinical Trials in 2016

What is an Adaptive Clinical Trial? Clinical trial consulting and pharmaceutical consulting professionals will benefit by becoming current on adaptive trial design. Gaining in popularity since the early 1990s,[1] adaptive trials are those which observe patient outcomes after review of interim data and accommodate modifications to trial and/or statistical procedures.[2] [3] [4] Compare such trials…

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Medical Device Consulting

Medical Device Consulting

PDG Has Provided Medical Device Consulting Services to Firms Around the World Since 1999 PDG offers one-stop-shopping to include 513(g) requests for information, pre-submission meetings (formerly pre-IDE meetings), IDE filing and Institutional Review Board (IRB) approvals, 510(k) and PMA submissions. Our expertise includes, clinical development in parallel with strategic regulatory planning and manufacturing and other…

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Device Pre-submission Meetings and Reviews with CDRH

There are a number of pre-submission meetings and review procedures available to the device industry seeking advice from FDA during the developmental stages of IDEs, 510(k)s and PMAs. PDG can help maximize the value of your interactions with CDRH through the 510(k) Pre-Submission Program, pre-IDE Informational Meetings, Study Risk Determinations, Formal Early Collaboration Meetings, Submission…

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FDA Facility Inspections - Readiness and Mock FDA Audits

FDA Facility Inspections – Readiness and Mock FDA Audits

To help prepare for FDA facility inspections, PDG device consultants are available to review, improve and implement quality control, quality assurance, document control, and complaint handling procedures. Improve FDA Facility Inspection Readiness with Mock FDA Audits We also prepare our clients for FDA inspections by conducting mock audits to include third party facilities such as,…

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Combination Device and Drug/Biologic Submissions

Generally speaking, a combination product is composed of any combination of a device/drug, device/biologic, drug/biologic or combination of all three, including co-packaged products. Combination products are often confused with fixed combination dose (FCD) drug products, which are comprised of drug/drug combinations. Because PDG’s team of device consultants and pharmaceutical consultants possess industry expertise in the…

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