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“Breakthrough Therapy”: New Pathway in FDASIA May Point The Way To Future Reforms

This article was originally published in RPM Report

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A new FDA designation process for “breakthrough” drugs is one of the few “innovation” features of the FDA Safety & Innovation Act. It is likely to be very attractive to biotech sponsors, though its impact on actual product approvals is uncertain at best. The real “breakthrough,” though, may be in the collaborative model that led to the legislation – and that is an important message for sponsors hoping for bigger reforms ahead.

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