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There may be significant savings from eliminating wasteful packaging for high cost specialty drugs. The US FDA, however, is urging policy makers not to overlook the importance of patient safety in packaging issues.
CMS streamlined process for enhanced payments is having an impact: seven antibiotic applications for New Technology Add-On Payment status in 2021—including one for a product that has been marketed for more than five years.
Updated guidance on its authority to mandate postmarketing studies affirms that a new power to impose requirements to look for diminished efficacy reaches beyond the opioid drug class.
Recent cases of individual designed treatments have FDA playing a bit of catch up. The concept has been on the horizon, but now “bespoke therapies” are here.
The first of what promises to be a wave of potentially curative gene therapies are coming to market. One of the challenges for sponsors will be how to deliver long-term outcomes data demanded by regulators and payors from patients who don’t have any reason to go to the doctor.
US FDA may have set record for new drug approvals during 2018, but agency actually issued press releases highlighting approvals less often than it has in the past.