Category Archives: FDA Policy

Is FDA Set for Another Banner Year of Approvals?

In 2015, FDA experienced a banner year with respect to the number of novel drugs and biologics that were approved by the agency – 45 all told. Since then, the 21st Century Cures Act was passed with the goal, among … Continue reading

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New FDA Directions – Part 3 – Opioids

In this third, and final installment on new directions for FDA under the watch of a new Commissioner, we turn to the issue of opioids. When Dr. Robert Califf was being considered for confirmation as FDA Commissioner he faced a … Continue reading

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New FDA Directions, Part 2 – Cures Implementation

In Part 1 of FDA New Directions, we looked at the issue of pricing. Today we’re looking at implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act (the Act). Prior to becoming the FDA Commissioner, Dr. Gottlieb was a strong supporter of … Continue reading

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New FDA Directions, Part 1 – Pricing

With a change in leadership at FDA there naturally a great deal of anticipation with regard to the potential for new direction for the agency and the impact it will have on the agency’s diverse stakeholders. That is especially true … Continue reading

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FDA and Patient Involvement

“I am a cancer survivor, I was treated for cancer during my last tour at FDA, so I k now the importance of what American medicine does — and what the FDA does — for every one of us.” Scott … Continue reading

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