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Kiadis Still Betting On Blood Cancer Immunotherapy Launch This Year

Kiadis has conducted further analyses of data on its investigational blood cancer therapy ATIR101 and is now hoping to secure EU approval in time for the therapy to be used in the first patients by the end of 2019.

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UK Competition Watchdog Targets Four Firms Over Seven-Fold Prochlorperazine Price Hike

The UK CMA alleges that four companies were involved in a non-compete agreement that resulted in a 700% increase in the cost to the NHS of a generic medicine for nausea and dizziness.

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New Payment Models For Curative Treatments Have CMS’ Attention, Verma Says

US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator Seema Verma discusses solutions for handling the high cost of gene therapy and the Trump administration’s drug pricing agenda in briefing with reporters.

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Pink Sheet Podcast: US Appropriations, More Drug Pricing Legislation To Review

Our discussion of the new FY 2020 US FDA appropriations bill, a new Senate drug pricing package, and updated list of planned federal regulations
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No Means No, US FDA Advises 503A Compounding Pharmacies

The US FDA has issued question-and-answer guidance to help pharmacies better understand and comply with its final rule establishing its 503A bulks list. The guidance addresses how the agency developed the list of approved bulk drug substances and how to appeal decisions to get substances placed on the list.

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Global Pharma Guidance Tracker – April 2019

Stay up to date on regulatory guidelines from around the world with the Pink Sheet's Guidance Tracker. The complete Global Pharma Guidance Tracker, with sortable and searchable listings going back to 2014, is available online.
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Embedding Time-Critical Scheduling in Drug Production

Manufacturing is the engine room of the pharmaceutical industry. Ultimately, a medicine has little value if it does not reach patients on schedule, in the required quantity and quality. Download this whitepaper which discusses time-critical scheduling in drug production.

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NHS England Offers ‘Improved’ Orkambi Deal, But Vertex Lukewarm

The NHS in England says it has made a “revised and improved” offer to Vertex to make Orkambi available, but the company is not impressed and says its attitude to the negotiations has been mischaracterized.
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Shingrix Gets China Nod But Won’t Launch Until 2020 Amid Strong Demand

Following a priority review, Shingrix may become the next hit vaccine in China as millions seek preventative care, but GSK is being cautious over supply plans.

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Keeping Track: Novartis Scores Big Ahead Of US Memorial Day With Approvals For Gene Therapy Zolgensma, Oncologic Piqray

The latest drug development news and highlights from our US FDA Performance Tracker. 
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WHO Consults On Good Practices For Medical Product Supply

The World Health Organization's draft guideline is applicable to all persons and outlets involved in any aspect of storing and distributing medical products.
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Part D Cost Sharing Cap Offered In Draft US House Bill, But Not How To Pay For It

Biopharma manufacturers might not like the cost offsets that would cover the out-of-pocket maximum for patients in Medicare's drug program; committees seek comment on range of issues.

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Korea Pledges Broad Innovation, Policy Support As It Eyes Global Stage

After selecting the bio-health sector as one of three major industries to nurture, South Korea unveils new strategy to triple the industry’s global market share and improve regulations in line with global standards, with a focus on the pharma and medical device sectors. While industry supports the move, some uncertainties could slow the government’s efforts.

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Brand-Generic Pay-For-Delay Deals May Become Extinct, FTC Finds

Only one of 232 brand-generic patent suit settlements in the US during FY 2016 contained a side deal or commitment not to market an authorized generic.

 
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Calls For Pharma To Come Clean On R&D Spending Grow Louder

Pharmaceutical companies must heed growing international calls to be more transparent on how R&D is funded, say NGOs.

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QIDP Roundup: Familiar Names Dominate 2019 Designations

US FDA's Qualified Infectious Disease Product program is growing slowly, but still growing.

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Publicly Funded R&D In EU Should Come With Conditions, Says Report

Conditions should be attached to the public funding of biomedical R&D in response to escalating prices of drugs developed with public money, a new report says.

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Insulin Biosimilars: US FDA Hears Wide Range Of Views From Small Set Of Sponsors

US FDA heard a predictably wide range of advice on the appropriate standards for approving biosimilar and interchangeable insulin during a public hearing on the topic. What is surprising is how few sponsors decided to speak out.

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Pfizer, Express Scripts Clash Over Biosimilar Formulary Placement

Pfizer VP blames rebate strategies of innovators for difficulty in getting biosimilars on formularies while Express Scripts official says it is all about net cost during House hearing on lowering Rx drug prices.

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Amgen Resolves Repatha Access Kerfuffle With Express Scripts

On eve of congressional hearing, the pharmacy benefit manager assures Amgen that Repatha is available to its employees.

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WHO Proposes Expanding Inspectorates' Guide To Cover All Good Practice Inspections

Recent changes in the field of quality management systems has prompted the World Health Organization to propose updates to its 2002 guideline on QMS requirements for inspection services within national regulatory authorities.
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Samsung Bioepis Data Suggest Clinical Impact From Herceptin Product Quality Drift

Post hoc data from a long-term safety study of Samsung’s trastuzumab biosimilar and Genentech’s reference product suggest event-free survival rates differ based on a shift in one of Herceptin’s key quality attributes; Genentech said it proactively alerted health authorities when the shift was detected and the evidence does not indicate a clinical impact on patient outcomes.

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PIC/S Finds A Way To Solve Divergences With EU ATMP Guide

A targeted stakeholder consultation will soon be launched on proposals to split the Pharmaceutical Inspection Co-operation Scheme's existing guide on biological products into two parts so as to focus separately on manufacturing issues specific to gene therapy and tissue-engineered products.
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