LONDON - EMA Director General Guido Rasi has hit out at the lack of coordination in COVID-19 clinical trials, questioning if the huge number of small studies that are running will support regulatory decision-making.
Except for breakthrough devices and qualifying infectious disease drugs, the footwork for getting Medicare's new technology add-on payment (NTAP) can be more challenging than that needed to win FDA approval. It could be even tougher for products that use artificial intelligence (AI) or that follow a subscription model for pricing.
Regulatory snapshots, including global drug submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: Adamis, Akebia, Astrazeneca, Biosig, BMS, Carsgen, Cyclo, Cytodyn, Daiichi, Genentech, Lidds, Nantkwest, Sellas, Teva, Vistagen.
Only hours after Blueprint Medicines Corp. disclosed an FDA complete response letter for avapritinib in fourth-line gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), Deciphera Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s kinase inhibitor, ripretinib, won the agency’s approval for the same indication, well ahead of its Aug. 13 PDUFA date.
While a significant number of clinical trial delays occurred during the month of April, it was business as usual from a regulatory standpoint for companies with late-stage therapies ready for the market and for those targeting underserved patient populations.
HONG KONG –Shanghai-based Zai Lab Ltd. has won an approval for the first innovative treatment for glioblastoma approved by China in more than 15 years, with the National Medical Products Administration’s (NMPA) nod for Optune in combination with temozolomide for use in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma (GBM), and also as a monotherapy for the treatment of patients with recurrent GBM.
Regulatory snapshots, including global drug submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: Algernon, Blueprint, BMS, Can-Fite, Clovis, Deciphera, Kancera, Leading Biosciences, Neuraptive, Seelos.