Category Archives: FDA

Vaccine Development and Approval in a Time of Pandemic

Sometimes in the midst of events, perspective is elusive. Today the Food and Drug Administration will hold a meeting of the Vaccines and Related Biologics Advisory Committee (VRBAC) to consider the application for an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) submitted by … Continue reading

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What They Said – FDA Press Releases First Half 2019 – B.G and A.G (Before Gottlieb/After Gottlieb)

One of the many things notable during the tenure of Dr. Scott Gottlieb as FDA Commissioner was the change in communications – a change marked not just by style but substance. In fact, in a March posting here, it was … Continue reading

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New Drug Approvals – A Mid-Year Assessment

During the past few years, there has been a renewed focus on facilitating the development of new medicines by providing new mechanisms to streamline the review process and get drugs to patients more quickly. The passage of the 21st Century … Continue reading

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More or Less – A Look at FDA Press Releases at Half Year

What do FDA press releases for the year say about the rate of new approvals for 2016? Periodically I take a look at what FDA has said – and a little bit conversely at what it hasn’t. In April, I … Continue reading

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Who Ya Gonna Call?

Today Mashable carried an article entitled “Twitter’s Surprising Reaction to Meningitis Outbreak” that reported that as the meningitis outbreak associated with a contaminated steroid product unfolds, users of Twitter were more often searching for CDC than FDA. The fact that … Continue reading

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