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Supreme Court Seems Ready To Uphold Ruling Against Amgen’s Anti-PCSK9 Antibody Patents
Justices question what Amgen’s invention covers in its dispute with Sanofi. They appear inclined to uphold Federal Circuit’s standard for enablement despite potential negative impact on genus claims.
Vaccine Decisions: US FDA And CDC Weigh New Vaccines For Diseases From Dengue To RSV
Pink Sheet infographic show US regulatory forecast for the many new vaccines facing the twin tests of FDA approval and CDC recommendation, which are both needed to effectively access the US commercial marketplace.
Neonatal Drug Development Could Benefit From Rare Disease Experience
Early parent involvement in drug development and clinical trial design could improve recruitment and outcomes, stakeholders argue.
At Tofersen Panel Review, US FDA Shined A Light On Internal Differences Of Opinion
Agency’s presentations on Biogen/Ionis’ ALS drug included differing viewpoints from the statistical and clinical pharmacology teams; the transparency and emphasis on a multidisciplinary review approach may reflect lessons learned from missteps at the Aduhelm panel review in 2020.
BrainStorm’s ALS Treatment NurOwn, Filed Over Protest, Will Get US FDA Panel Review
A November 2022 refuse-to-file letter cited clinical and statistical issues for the stem cell therapy, which failed its Phase III clinical efficacy endpoint. However, BrainStorm has consistently asserted that NurOwn demonstrated benefit in patients with less advanced disease at baseline, and it is encouraged by regulatory flexibility FDA recently has shown for the neurodegenerative disease.
House QALY Bill Overreach Threatens Medicare Price Negotiation Program, Democrats Warn
Concern about disrupting the implementation of the negotiation program could presage a tough road for the legislation in the Democrat-controlled Senate.
Recent And Upcoming FDA Advisory Committee Meetings
Recent and upcoming US FDA advisory committee meetings and a summary of the topics covered.
iPLEDGE REMS: FDA Panel To Consider Changing Pregnancy Testing, Counseling Requirements
Advisory committee to discuss proposed changes to isotretinoin REMS to minimize burden and treatment delays while preventing risk of fetal exposure. Agency recommends against at-home pregnancy tests.
Pink Sheet Podcast: Moderna CEO On Capitol Hill, Xtandi March-In Rights, Tofersen Adcomm In ALS
Pink Sheet reporter and editors discuss Moderna CEO’s Stéphane Bancel’s defense of his company and COVID-19 vaccine pricing at the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, the NIH denying a petition to use government march-in rights for Xtandi, and Tofersen receiving a positive US FDA advisory committee recommendation for use in ALS.
Moderna And The All-American Drug Pricing Hearing
Moderna’s time in the hot seat of the US drug pricing debate went about as well as it could for the company. The firm astutely set a tone of an All-American success story – but the hearing also showcased other ‘only in America’ themes.
US FDA Formalizes ‘One-Trial’ Approach For Oncology Accelerated Approval
Draft guidance gives recommendations for conducting one randomized controlled trial to generate the evidence for accelerated approval and confirm clinical benefit.
Xtandi Still Faces Likely US Price Cut Even As It Avoids ‘March In’ Proceeding
The Biden administration decision not to pursue ‘march in’ proceedings for Pfizer/Astellas’ Xtandi sounds like good news. The reality is that the prostate cancer therapy is likely to face a more certain federal pricing intervention in the first year of the new Medicare ‘negotiation’ process.
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