Shifting from a One Drug Paradigm

Shifting from a One Drug Paradigm

A one-size-fits-all approach to drug therapy can be rather ineffective when treating today’s diseases. Pharmaceutical companies understand treating complex diseases such as cancer or HIV will require an effective combination of drug therapies. Combination drug product development offers significant therapeutic impact. Modern pharmacology recognizes that diseases are often multifactorial, consisting of a spectrum of medical…

The FDA Drug Approval Process Improved

The FDA Drug Approval Process Improved

In 2018, the FDA pledged to improve the drug approval process and the efficiency of drug development, allowing pharmaceutical development consulting firms to serve their clients more effectively. In attempt to prevent drug shortages and to increase generic drug access, the FDA is improving their drug review process. Pharmaceutical development services can be expedited due…

Regulatory Consulting- the Missing Piece to Your Puzzle

Regulatory Consulting- the Missing Piece to Your Puzzle

A trend of outsourcing regulatory affairs services has increased considerably. A lack of talented regulatory affairs professionals and stringent FDA regulations has contributed to the rising need for experienced FDA regulatory consultants. Pharmaceutical and device developers are focusing their energy in research and development operations while partnering with FDA regulatory consultants to provide regulatory affairs…

What is an FDA U.S. Agent?

What is an FDA U.S. Agent?

February 2, 2018: PDG® is a global pharmaceutical consulting firm with extensive experience in the strategic development of drug products, biologics, medical devices, combination products and in FDA regulatory affairs. As such, PDG is an integral part of client decision-making processes with regard to the designation of FDA U.S. Agents and Official Contacts. In addition,…

An Introduction to Clinical Trials and Resources for Continued and Intermediate Learning

In January 2018 this introduction to clinical trials was prepared by the pharmaceutical consultants at PDG who routinely design and write clinical trial protocols. This paper represents a collection of quotes and resources ranging from basic primers to more advanced concepts. This is provided for drug and medical device professionals who may not serve in…

EMA Drug Post-Marketing Safety Surveillance Changes, US Impact and Compliance Assistance

On November 22, 2017, EMA launches a “new and improved” version of EudraVigilance (analogous to FDA Medwatch program). The result will be a total transition in the way that Individual case safety reports (ICSRs) are tracked and reported throughout Europe. ICSRs will be reported to the EudraVigilance database in the E2B(R3) format, replacing the E2B(R2)…

FDA OTC Monograph Changes Coming: User Fees, Pre-submission Meetings and Electronic Submissions

FDA User Fees for Reliance on the FDA OTC Monographs? Although not included in FDARA, there is a reasonable possibility the proposed Over-the-Counter Monograph User Fee Program (OMUFA) will still become law. Assuming passage, Over-the-Counter (OTC) User Fees and electronic submissions will be required and sponsors will have the opportunity to engage in pre-submission meetings…

Guidance for Industry

Help With BPCA, PREA, Initial Pediatric Study Plans (iPSP), Deferral and Waiver Requests

As pharmaceutical consultants engaged in the compilation and submission of marketing applications, we are frequently called upon by our clients to address all or part of their BPCA and PREA needs. This paper is meant to serve as a review and primer for anyone at the Pre-IND stage or who is confronted with the need…