Regulatory snapshots, including global drug submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: Akebia, Amylyx, Beigene, Bristol Myers Squibb, Inhibrx, Iovance, Janssen, Lexicon, Metriopharm, SK, Valneva.
Regulatory snapshots, including global submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: ABK Biomedical, Blue Earth, Cepheid, Concept Medical, Establishment Labs, Pulse Medical, Quantalx.
Most enforcement activities in the U.S. related to physician participation in fraud deal with activities that run to six figures at most, but the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) reported recently that it has snared a much bigger fish.
The U.S. FDA has issued a final guidance for non-clinical performance testing for tissue containment bags used during power morcellation procedures, and the FDA had recommended in 2020 containment bags always be used during morcellation procedures. Despite the FDA’s advisory, a survey of surgeons published last year suggested that most of these procedures are not done with these containment systems, possibly because the rate of procedure-related complications is considerably higher when containment is used.
The U.K. government should speed up the approval process for medical devices and strengthen the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, as there is an opportunity for the country to provide global leadership in life sciences regulation in medical devices and medicines on the back of Brexit, according to a report.
Eli Lilly and Co. is paying $13.5 million to bow out of a class action lawsuit that claimed the list price of several insulin analogue products was fraudulent. Lilly also committed to capping the monthly patient out-of-pocket cost at $35 for its insulin products for at least four years, bringing the total value of the settlement, announced May 26, to more than $500 million, according to the attorneys who filed the class action on behalf of patients in 2017.
With rising rates of disease and established guidelines for treatment, officials at Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc. have “the wind at our backs” as they go about commercializing Inpefa (sotagliflozin) for heart failure (HF), after the drug was cleared late May 26 by the U.S. FDA, said CEO Lonnel Coats. Shares of The Woodlands, Texas-based Lexicon (NASDAQ:LXRX), which had risen significantly after hours on word of the Inpefa go-ahead, closed May 30 at $2.90, down 28 cents. Regulators gave their nod to the inhibitor of renal sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) and intestinal SGLT1 with a broad label across the full range of left ventricular ejection fraction, including HFpEF and HFrEF, and for patients with or without diabetes.
India has revised its policy to make quality tests by government-certified laboratories mandatory for cough syrups to be exported beginning June 1. The decision is the result of numerous safety alerts involving the death of children.
Bayer AG’s copanlisib was approved in China for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed follicular lymphoma who have received at least two prior systemic therapies. It is the first indication approved in the country for copanlisib, which is entering a market with room to grow but marked by some domestic competition.