The latest global regulatory news, changes and updates affecting medical devices and technologies, including: FDA’s cybersecurity discussion paper emerges; CMS eyes MAC default for Allomap coverage; CMS floats draft coverage for CRC screening test.
Regulatory snapshots, including global submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: Biosensors International, Centogene, DNA Genotek, Dxterity, Everlywell, Fresenius Medical Care, Ossio, Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Regulatory snapshots, including global drug submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: Abbvie, Agios, Astrazeneca, Bristol Myers Squibb, Dr. Reddy's, Edesa, Exelixis, Genentech, Gilead, Intellia, Matinas, Mereo, Neurelis, Octapharma, Oncopeptides, Prestige, Recce, Roche, Versantis.
Endologix LLC has begun a controlled launch of its Alto abdominal stent graft in Europe, following the receipt of CE mark approval in August. The next-generation Ovation system for polymer endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is designed to provide the broadest indications in infrarenal EVAR grafts, including a 7 mm aortic neck length indication.
While the number of FDA approvals in 2020 are lockstep in line with last year, despite disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic, the amount of regulatory news this year tracked by BioWorld has risen by 43% over 2019. Compared with 2018, it is 52% higher.
The latest global regulatory news, changes and updates affecting medical devices and technologies, including: FDA posts guidance agenda for FY 2021; Third-party 510(k) review report posted; NIOSH testing flunks more imported filter masks; OIG says Cedars-Sinai billed for non-compliant bariatric surgeries.
At its October meeting, the EMA’s Committee for Human Medicinal Products (CHMP) voted in favor of 11 new therapies, two of them for treating cancers and two for treating HIV-1. The European Commission will review the recommendations and make its decisions by the end of 2020.
Once upon a time in an age before the Internet, all things digital and even Hatch-Waxman, the FDA worked in its corner of the government approving drugs and therapeutic equivalents with little fanfare or transparency. Its decisions were duly recorded on paper and filed away. With the files located only at the agency, pharmacies across the country were left to wonder about which drugs could be substituted for another. Their recourse was to pick up the phone and pay for a long-distance call to the FDA every time a question arose. To reduce the number of phone calls it was getting, the FDA printed out a list of approved drugs with their equivalents and sent it to the pharmacies. The year was 1980, and the month was October. Going with the season, the FDA slapped an orange paper cover on the listing, giving birth to the Orange Book.