House speaker Nancy Pelosi has unveiled a plan to lower sky-high prescription drug prices in the United States (US). Read more “How would an international price index (IPI) work to lower drug prices in the US?”
After various animal studies were conducted, nitrosamines have been classified as “probable human carcinogens”. Read more “EMA to provide new guidance on avoiding nitrosamine impurities in human medicines”
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have released new draft guidance for drug manufacturers who are looking to make a change to the drug substance manufacturing process during an application’s post-approval period. Read more “FDA releases draft guidance for post-approval changes to drug substances”
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released draft guidance which establishes a new type of letter the agency sends to generic drug manufacturers to provide applicants with initial thoughts on possible deficiencies of an abbreviated new drug application (ANDA). The FDA will issue discipline review letters (DLRs) and information requests (IRs) to attain further information or clarification to ensure completion of a discipline review. Read more “FDA releases draft guidance on information requests and discipline review letters”
To facilitate mutual interests in marketing authorisation applications for generic medicines, the ACSS Consortium has launched the Generic Medicines Work Sharing Trial (GMWST). The GMWST is a new work sharing model for the coordinated assessment of a generic application that has been filed with multiple ACSS Consortium agencies. Read more “ACSS Consortium launches Generic Medicines Work Sharing Trial”
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated the Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations, known as the “Orange Book”, by adding patent submission dates. The FDA has published this data with the aim of increasing transparency and generic drug competition. The addition of patent submission dates may help generic drug manufacturers determine the earliest date when they may be able to market new generic medicines. Read more “FDA has updated the Orange Book with patent submission dates”
In a new draft guidance document, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) explains both the pathways by which abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs) and 505(b)(2) applications can be submitted. The guidance document includes information to assist applicants in determining which type of application is appropriate. Read more “FDA publishes draft guidance on determining whether to submit an ANDA or a 505(b)(2) application”
With the new Generic Drug User Fee Act (GDUFA II) coming into play, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have launched a new online portal which allows for companies to set up pre-ANDA (abbreviated new drug application) meetings. Read more “New online portal for requesting pre-ANDA meetings for complex generic medicines with the FDA”
Demonstrating that your generic drug is therapeutically equivalent to the reference drug is essential in submitting a successful Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) in the USA.
By the end of this year the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to release two documents with details of changes designed to streamline the review process for abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs). These steps are part of the action plan to remove barriers to generic drugs.