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In its comment on draft guidance, OTC industry trade group urges US FDA to issue final guidance on "Innovative Approaches For Nonprescription Drug Products" in addition to a rule the agency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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