Investigational New Drug Application (IND)/Special Protocol Assessment (SPA)

FDA Delays Publication of Generic Drug CBE Rule Until Fall 2015

In a move that was not entirely unexpected, FDA delayed publication of a rule proposed last year that would allow generic drug sponsors to update safety warnings using the changes being effected (CBE) process. While the comment period had earlier been extended, there was no corresponding extension in the scheduled publication date of December 2014.…


RAPS Reports Generic Drug Industry Threatens FDA With Lawsuit Over Drug Labeling Proposal

PDG™ is a pharmaceutical consultant serving drug sponsors around the world. On July 28, 2014, PDG™ published a chronology of events related to FDA’s proposed rule that would allow generics to use the CBE process to update their labeling with new safety information. Subsequently, RAPS Regulatory Focus (Alexander Gaffney, RAC, October 7, 2014) reported that…

AB Rating 505b2 NDA Generic

FDA Grants AB Rating to 505b2 NDA Generic

FDA recently granted a therapeutic equivalence (TE) rating of AB to a “generic” version of an innovator product approved via a 505b2 NDA.  In July 2014, FDA granted the AB rating to Perrigo’s 1% testosterone gel drug product (NDA 203098) approved in January 2013, and a BX rating to Teva’s (NDA 202763) approved in February 2012. …

Generic Pharmacovigilance/Safety Surveillance and CBEs

Generic Pharmacovigilance/Safety Surveillance & CBEs

As pharmaceutical consultants, PDG devotes considerable resources to both brand & generic drug safety surveillance and labeling issues.  As such, we have followed with great interest the proposed rule entitled “Supplemental Applications Proposing Labeling Changes for Approved Drugs and Biological Products.”  For ease of reference, we’re going to begin to refer to it as the…