Regulatory snapshots, including global drug submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: AB Science, Amylyx, Aptorum, Beigene, Calliditas, Cstone, Excision, Jaguar Health, Magenta, Obseva, Pulmocide, Sage, T-Cure, Zai Lab.
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. has grabbed a slice of the non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) market, becoming the first company to gain FDA approval for an oral drug targeted against a rare form of the disease.
The new regulatory framework for the EU is now in force, and it touches on the respective roles of manufacturers, distributors and other economic operators (EOs). Erik Vollebregt, of Axon Lawyers in Amsterdam, told an audience at the 2021 Regulatory Convergence sessions that the roles and responsibilities of these EOs are frequently misunderstood, a predicament that amplifies the regulatory and legal risk for all these entities doing business in the EU.
The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has withdrawn the rule for the Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technologies (MCIT) program, an action that predates the agency’s self-imposed deadline of December 2021 by three months. The agency cited some previously discussed issues with the rule, but the move was blasted by industry as thwarting the support of the majority of stakeholders.
Regulatory snapshots, including global drug submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: Amgen, Axsome, BMS, Harbour, Isa, Kalvista, Neurogene, Pharmamar, Telix.
The med-tech market in China has lured many device makers and investors into doing business there despite concerns about intellectual property (IP) theft. While some of those IP theft worries have eased, China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) is still implementing an order that came into force June 1, creating an environment of massive regulatory uncertainty that will force device makers to navigate carefully when attempting to access the world’s largest med-tech market.
Lunit Inc. won an innovative medical device designation from South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS). The designation was for Lunit Insight MMG, its commercial artificial intelligence (AI) solution for breast cancer detection from mammography images. The company said that Lunit Insight MMG is now the first medical device of its type to receive the designation, and the company now has its second innovative medical device designation. “All of our commercialized products are now designated innovative medical devices by the MFDS. We will ensure that our Lunit Insight AI products allow medical staff to rapidly and accurately diagnose patients,” said Beomseok Suh, CEO at Lunit.
South Korea’s Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW) is currently discussing the implementation of a preferential drug pricing system and plans to initiate an expert survey in 2022. The preferential drug pricing system is part of a three-prong strategy that South Korea plans to adopt to promote the growth of eight leading companies in the pharmaceutical, medical device and cosmetic industries by 2030.