Tag: FDA

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Beware of Underestimating the Value of a Pre-NDA Meeting

Drug development is a resource-intensive endeavor. Seeking input from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration throughout the journey can help optimize those resources and maximize the likelihood of regulatory approval. When preparing to submit a new drug application (NDA), a pre-NDA meeting with the FDA can be a critical step in ensuring the submission of...

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5 Tips to Avoid an IND Clinical Hold: Regulatory Guidance and Insights

A clinical hold from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration can significantly prolong the time and increase the cost of drug development, which is particularly concerning for emerging/small biotech and specialty pharma companies. In this blog, we discuss common reasons for clinical holds and provide useful tips for both avoiding and addressing them. Brief background...

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Real-World Data and the FDA: How to Make Sure Your Data Counts

Stacy Weil, Vice President, Clinical Data Operations, Strategic Business Optimization, and Kristi Miller, Ph.D., Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, address the following: Expanded patient enrollment options when using RWDNew strategies for collecting and monitoring patient dataRecent regulatory reforms concerning acceptance of RWDCase studies illustrating the use of RWD for regulatory purposes What’s challenging you today? Fill...

Medical and Regulatory Affairs

The FDA Is Ending Its Rare Pediatric Disease Priority Review Vouchers – and Time Is Running Out to Get One

Between 2010 and 2018, 33.8 percent of the 402 orphan indications approved by the FDA were approved for children only or targeted pediatric diseases.[1] The rare pediatric disease priority review voucher program is one incentive that’s helped to spur research and development in this area with more than 20 vouchers granted to date, but it...

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Creating a Compliant eCTD: Avoiding Common Regulatory and Technical Pitfalls on the Path to Submission

The Electronic Common Technical Document (eCTD) is the standard format for submitting applications, amendments, supplements, and reports to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The eCTD harmonizes the regulatory review process for global drug development, as its structure is based on the International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use...

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Why ePROs Are Quickly Becoming a Key Source for Greater Patient Engagement

With the need to incorporate remote ways of working and interacting with study participants, sponsors and contract research organizations (CROs) have turned to technology for critical study activities ranging from patient consent and consultation to site monitoring. A particular instance of increased technology uptake has been in the area of patient-reported outcome (PRO) data collected...

COVID-19

PREMIER VOICES #11: Statistical Considerations in the Wake of COVID-19

COVID-19 has dramatically changed the way we conduct clinical trials and left many sponsors without answers when it comes to the future of their studies. Recognizing the issues is one thing, but figuring out where we go from here demands a new way of looking at some common challenges. In this episode, Premier Research’s Shari...

COVID-19

Statistical Considerations for FDA COVID-19 Guidance

In response to the newly released U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance on COVID-19, the Statistics Department at Premier Research has committed to highlighting specific and necessary actionable considerations that directly address key FDA recommendations in the guidance. These considerations call attention to some general actions required to ensure the operational integrity and scientific...

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Snapshot: A New Guidance Document Program From the FDA

As a regulatory affairs professional advising various stakeholders on the interpretation and implementation of guidance documents from the FDA, I can safely say that the task is challenging in the best of cases. FDA guidance documents have a tendency to be vague and difficult to decode. As experts, we are always debating about what the...

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INTERACT Meetings: Streamlining Early Clinical Development

In October 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued Standard Operating Policy and Procedure (SOPP) – SOPP 8214 Version 1.0: INTERACT Meetings with Sponsors for Drugs and Biological Products. This document details recommendations for the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)’s engagement with sponsors (such as industry and investigators) in an early development...