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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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One Loss, One Tie: US FDA Panels Prove Difficult For Opioid Sponsors Intellipharmaceutics, Esteve

Advisory committee votes 24-2 against approval of Intellipharmaceutics’ Aximris XR due to concerns the extended-release oxycodone formulation may be more susceptible to intranasal abuse than existing products; Esteve fares better with its tramadol/celecoxib combination, securing a tie vote on approval for acute pain.

Advisory Committees Drug Review

Intellipharmaceutics’ Oxycodone ER Returns To US FDA Panel Looking For Abuse-Deterrence Claim

Although abuse by intravenous route is expected to be deterred compared to immediate-release oxycodone, neither nasal nor oral abuse deterrence was demonstrated in two new human abuse potential studies, agency concludes; product has a new formulation and a new name, Aximris XR, since a 2017 AdComm.

Advisory Committees Drug Review

Esteve’s Tramadol/Celecoxib: US FDA Cites No Major Concerns, But Also No Advantages

Agency’s briefing document for 15 January review of the fixed-dose product combining an opioid and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory reflects application of opioid benefit/risk framework described in June draft guidance.

Advisory Committees Drug Review

Data Integrity ‘More Than Just A GMP Issue’ As Attention To Clinical, Nonclinical Lapses Grows

Sponsors should notify US FDA quickly when they detect data quality issues in preclinical and clinical research, particularly for applications under review, experts say in a rebuke to Novartis’ delayed notification about Zolgensma data manipulation.

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US FDA Postmarketing Drug Safety Modernization Plan Will Cut Across Review Disciplines

Detection of nitrosamine impurities in some marketed drugs highlights need for standardized, consistent approach to systematically monitor risks of drugs throughout their lifecycles, CDER’s Janet Woodcock says. Safety monitoring overhaul is lagging behind new drug review modernization effort, but implementation is expected to begin in 2020.

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US FDA Getting Faster At Notifying Drug Facility Owners Of Inspection Status

Agency issued final classification determinations within 90 days after an inspection 86% of the time in fiscal year 2019 and continues to reduce the time interval for sending GMP warning letters, CDER compliance director Donald Ashley tells FDLI conference.

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