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FDA OTC Switch Guidance Omits Some Turns As Approval Roadmap, CHPA Says

In its comment on draft guidance, OTC industry trade group urges US FDA to issue final guidance on "Innovative Approaches For Nonprescription Drug Products" in addition to a rule the agency has indicated would soon follow.  CHPA expects that identifying information away not within a Drug Facts label that will be considered in an FDA evaluation would be determined on a case-by-case basis, with a switch NDA sponsor and the agency agreeing to terms of approval during a proposal development and review.

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Naloxone Switch NDA Submitted As US FDA Signals Nonprescription Access Looks Safe, Effective

Harm Reduction Therapeutics submits NDA for OTC approval of a 3-mg naloxone nasal spray branded RiVive. CEO Michael Hufford says the NDA touches all the bases FDA detailed in notice it published on what’s needed in naloxone OTC switch proposals.

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US FDA Serves Notice: Approval Of OTC Naloxone Could Close Prescription Sales

Agency signals assurance about making naloxone available OTC, so much so that firms with approved NDAs for Rx products should prepare for an all-nonprescription market. After offering model label to spur OTC switch NDAs, FDA notice about OTC assessment is second unprecedented step on its naloxone journey since opioid crisis declared a public health emergency in 2017.

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Opioid Emergency Clears Supply Chain Security Impediments To Naloxone Distribution

The groups on the front lines of the opioid epidemic may not be physicians or pharmacists or drug wholesalers, but they are the ones that need to receive naloxone if it is to do any good. Latest US FDA guidance removes one of the impediments.

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After 10 Years, US FDA ‘Additional Conditions’ Proposed Rule Offers ‘Novel Switch’ Pathway

Publication of "ACNU" proposed rule wasn’t reached in a straight line and featured coining another term with a more of a regulatory sound, “NSURE.” The proposed rule also detours on explaining where the agency wouldn’t steer OTC drug manufacturing and marketing.

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Expanding US OTC Switches Turns On Flexibility In FDA Drug Approval Process

The “Nonprescription Drug Product with an Additional Condition” for OTC use proposed rule would add to drug firms’ workloads for some OTC switches. Along with NDAs, sponsors would need to show a DFL isn’t sufficient to ensure a consumer can appropriately self-select and use a drug OTC and how an “additional condition” system would work.

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US FDA's First-Ever Countrywide Import Alert For Drugs Bans Mexican Hand Sanitizers

Move reflects agency’s growing frustration over deadly methanol adulteration, puts onus on Mexican manufacturers to prove safety and efficacy.

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