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…

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…

Rx-to-OTC, OTC-to-Rx Switch, Drug-Device Combinations; Where do the opportunities lie?

Rx-to-OTC, OTC-to-Rx Switch, Drug-Device Combinations; Where do the opportunities lie? 6 MUST READ SCENARIOS

As a prescription and OTC pharmaceutical consultant, I am repeatedly amazed by the successes resulting from the simplest of drug & device development ideas. While it may be legend, it is said that Charles H. Duell, Commissioner of the US Patent Office in 1899 coined the phrase “everything that can be invented has been invented.”…

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…

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…

Florida Based Medical Device Consultant on 510(k) Submissions

Florida Based Medical Device Consultant on 510(k) Submissions

As a medical device consultant, PDG takes great interest in the ever-changing landscape of the premarket notification (510(k)) review and clearance process.  Besides the significant scrutiny given to the program over the past five years, the vast majority of legally marketed medical devices in use in the U.S. today were cleared via the 510(k) regulatory…

Pharmaceutical Consultant’s Update on Smoking Cessation and Generic Drug Safety Surveillance

As pharmaceutical consultants with a long history of work in smoking cessation and safety surveillance, PDG® is monitoring two pending proposed rules with great interest. The first is entitled Deeming Tobacco Products To Be Subject to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as Amended by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act; Regulations…

FDA Announces User Fees for Drugs, Devices, Biosimilars

The FDA Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) contains 140 pages of changes to the pharmaceutical industry, including a pronounced change to User Fees for Published Drugs and Biosimilar Products. These changes may have quite an impact on your strategic development plans, which addressing sooner rather than later can have a effect on your bottom line. …

As Expected, User Fee Bill Passes House Heads for Senate

The Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) goes to the Senate for a vote next week after passing by a large margin in the House June 20. The new user fee legislation will result in a number of changes at FDA including generic user fees.  At the current pace, signature into law…