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…

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)…

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…

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.”…

When to Change Prescription Drug Labeling

When to Change Drug Labeling?

You don’t have to be a drug labeling consultant to realize that a case series of serious events in the literature, FDA safety alert, FDA labeling change notification letter, or other new safety information should prompt a review of drug product labeling (aka package insert). That is not what this paper is about. This paper…

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,…

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…

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…