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Sue Sutter

Senior Editor

Washington, D.C.
Sue is a senior editor with Pink Sheet, where she writes primarily about drug, biologic and biosimilar regulation, FDA advisory committees and product approvals.  She has reported on the prescription and over-the-counter drug industries since 1999 for various publications now under the umbrella of Informa Business Information, including Pink Sheet, “The Pink Sheet” DAILY, “The Tan Sheet” and Scrip.  Previously she worked as an editor for Mealey’s Litigation Reports (now part of Lexis-Nexis), writing about asbestos, toxic tort and fen-phen litigation.
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Biosimilar Action Packages Low On US FDA Priority List For Redaction And Posting

Final review documents have been posted for only four of 12 biosimilars due to a backlog in applications considered the third priority level for redaction – a categorization that seems out of sync with the agency’s approach to labeling and its emphasis on promoting price competition.


Biosimilars Drug Review

US FDA’s Streamlined Drug Approval Packages Shine Less Light On Sponsor Interactions

CDER is no longer proactively posting mid- and late-cycle meeting minutes and certain correspondence with sponsors for new drug and biologic approvals; drugs center says it is focused on ensuring the most scientifically meaningful information is prioritized and posted in a timely manner, but some observers say the change raises transparency concerns.

Drug Review Approvals

Non-Traditional Antimicrobials Can Follow Regulatory Path Laid By Small Molecule Antibiotics, US FDA Says

Live biotherapeutics, fecal microbiota transplants and bacteriophages may be novel when it comes to fighting hard-to-treat infections, but their development and route to approval may not be all that different than traditional antibiotics, officials from FDA’s drugs and biologics center say.


Drug Approval Standards Clinical Trials

Patient Experience Data: US FDA’s Evidentiary Standards Should Reflect Intended Use

Degree of rigor may vary depending upon intended use of the data throughout a drug’s lifecycle, stakeholders say in comments on FDA’s first patient-focused drug development draft guidance; industry and advocates push for clarity on interactions to discuss patient experience studies with FDA staff and the promotional implications of such data.


Drug Approval Standards Clinical Trials

Fix Antibiotic Payment Models To Spur R&D Investment, US FDA’s Gottlieb Says

Citing need for more ‘pull’ incentives to overcome commercial hurdles, FDA commissioner says a subscription-based fee reimbursement system would provide a foundation for return on investment of new antimicrobials targeting multi-drug resistant pathogens.

Infectious Diseases Reimbursement

Celltrion’s Biosimilar Rituximab Brings Indication Carve Outs To US FDA Panel Review

Carve outs highlight growing problem for industry and FDA – the absence of an expedited process for adding or removing biosimilar indications; Celltrion seeks approval for only three of eight indications on label of reference product, Genentech’s Rituxan, due to intellectual property and exclusivity issues.

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