Category Archives: Approval Announcements

The Convergence of Digital Health, Devices and Pharma

There has been a huge push in policy circles to speed innovation in medicine which is manifest in several initiatives, including most notably the 21st Century Cures Act implementation. But it would be a mistake to assess the quickening pace … Continue reading

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The White House on FDA Approval Burden – Is There a There There?

In his remarks to a joint session of Congress delivered this week, President Trump expressed the point of view that the “slow and burdensome approval process at the Food and Drug Administration keeps too many advances… from reaching people in … Continue reading

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FDA – Fewer Approvals, Less to Talk About in 2016

As the year ends, it is time to look back at what has occurred during the year and what hasn’t. Let’s begin with approvals. I noted recently in a Tweet that during the months of October and November, FDA had … Continue reading

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FDA 2015 Report on New Drug Approvals – A Banner Year

Greetings from the big blizzard of 2016. With life in the slow lane for a bit, it was a good time to catch up on reading. One of those was a recently issued FDA report on the novel new drugs … Continue reading

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HHS Secretary Directs FDA Decision on Plan B

Plan B oral contraceptive (levonorgestrel 1.5mg), commonly known as the “morning after” pill, has been available for women over 17 for several years without a prescription.  The eventual granting of non-prescription status followed a long and somewhat tortured regulatory pathway … Continue reading

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