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As the close of 2023 approaches, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued draft guidance detailing its new Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Designation Program, intended to facilitate the development and accelerate the review of drugs and biological products manufactured using an advanced manufacturing technology (AMT) that has been designated under the program.
FDA issued the final rule Direct-to-Consumer Prescription Drug Advertisements: Presentation of the Major Statement in a Clear, Conspicuous, and Neutral Manner in Advertisements in Television and Radio Format (Final Rule) on November 22, which follows a proposed rule on the same topic published in 2010.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), supported by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), issued a policy statement on September 14 indicating that the FTC intends to “scrutinize improper Orange Book listings” to identify potential violations of Section 5 of the FTC Act, which prohibits, among other things, unfair methods of competition.
After almost a decade, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) finalized the Informed Consent guidance document (Final Guidance). The Final Guidance finalizes the 2014 draft Informed Consent Information Sheet guidance document (Draft Guidance) and supersedes the 1998 FDA guidance document, “A Guide to Informed Consent.” FDA issued the Final Guidance as part of an ongoing effort to modernize and harmonize its human subject protection policies and regulations.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently published a final guidance pertaining to quality considerations for clinical research involving cannabis and cannabis-derived compounds,” which adds minor updates to a 2020 draft guidance. The final guidance follows the passage of the Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act and provides key clarifications on quality requirements for cannabis and cannabis-derived compounds used in clinical research.
While the Biden administration and US Congress continue to debate ways to address perceived prescription drug pricing concerns, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking action. Under its Drug Competition Action Plan (DCAP), administered by the Office of Generic Drugs (OGD), FDA has published approximately 24 guidance documents since 2017, directing industry stakeholders on how to develop, prepare, and submit abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs), so that generic drugs can obtain timely FDA approval and more quickly reach the market. In January 2022, FDA published three more guidance documents in the DCAP series.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued new guidance describing its current recommendations with respect to master protocols for the evaluation of drugs and biologics to treat or prevent COVID-19. While somewhat belated, this guidance may shed light on FDA’s approach to master protocols for other disease states/products.
Morgan Lewis FDA, litigation, and healthcare lawyers authored a LawFlash outlining key issues that companies marketing products and services for coronavirus (COVID-19) should be aware of, including healthcare, FDA, clinical laboratory, product liability, and digital and telehealth laws and regulations.
Morgan Lewis FDA lawyers authored a LawFlash on June 29 summarizing FDA’s drug and biologic coronavirus (COVID-19) guidances to date.
The need for alternative sources of alcohol for hand sanitizer products continues to grow in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Following its March 20 guidance, which allowed companies not previously registered to produce over-the-counter hand sanitizer to do so, the FDA released additional guidance on what conditions should be met for the manufacture of alcohol for hand sanitizer products. Kathleen Sanzo, Jacqueline Berman, and Alexandre Gapihan itemize those conditions in their recently authored LawFlash.