As if the FDA doesn’t have enough on its hands with COVID-19, Monday is deeming day. That’s the day nearly 100 drugs approved via new drug applications (NDAs) are to be deemed biologics, courtesy of the 2010 Biologic Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA).
With medical researchers across the globe adjusting to the far-reaching impacts of COVID-19, commercial and academic trialists are taking action to protect essential studies. Regulators, too, are now joining the effort in a more concerted way, with the FDA issuing new guidance for industry, investigators and institutional review boards on conducting clinical trials during the pandemic.
BEIJING – One day after the U.S. began the first human trial of an mRNA vaccine candidate for COVID-19 on March 16, China said Tuesday evening that it had approved the first clinical trial of a vaccine candidate developed by domestic researchers.
HONG KONG – South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) recently granted the first urgent-use licenses to four COVID-19 novel coronavirus diagnostic kits to battle the pandemic in the country, which is home to one of the largest outbreaks in the world outside of China.
DBV Technologies SA officials took pains to reassure investors that data wanted by the FDA with regard to the BLA for Viaskin Peanut allergy therapy are already in hand and need only be turned over to the agency, but that didn’t stop shares (NASDAQ:DBVT) from sliding 55.7%, or $2.93, to close March 17 at $2.33.
A U.S. Court of Appeals affirmation of a lower court ruling requiring the FDA to grant Eagle Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s bendamustine infusion product, Bendeka, seven years of orphan drug exclusivity appears to resolve a key piece of uncertainty that had troubled Eagle and others in similar circumstances.