Category Archives: Advisory Committee Prepapartion

FDA to Hold Virtual AdComm

I don’t usually publish the scheduling of an AdComm with a blog posting. But this one merits one. With fewer than the usual minimum of fifteen days’ notice, FDA has scheduled an FDA Advisory Committee meeting of the Cardiovascular and … Continue reading

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Principles for COVID-19 Healthcare Communications – 2 – The Virtual Medical Meeting

Virtually everyone is going virtual. Even in February, which seems like a very long time ago, many organizers began either postponing or canceling major conferences and meetings. This has included major medical meetings and given that large gatherings will be … Continue reading

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Impact of COVID-19 on Regulatory Enforcement and Approvals – Part 2

Earlier this month I published a blog posting that raised questions related to the potential for disruption of approvals in the wake of FDA actions to limit inspections due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Subsequently I had the opportunity to pose … Continue reading

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Sorting it Out – FDA AdComm Review for 2019

Has FDA been holding enough AdComms? There have been a large number of drugs approved in the past year, but there has not been a corresponding increase in the number of advisory committees staged by FDA. Late in 2019, I … Continue reading

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Sorting it Out – FDA AdComm Review for 2018

In 2017, the Advisory Committees voted to recommend approval 71.4 percent of the time; in 2018 it was 66.6 percent. Continue reading

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