Author Archives: Ben Comer

Allergy Shots in a Pill?

Allergy season’s dank fecundity might be welcomed in many parts of America this year. Anything that’s warmer. But the worst allergy sufferers might soon be headed back to the doctor’s office for another round of allergy shots. Or perhaps not. ALK-Abelló, a Denmark-based specialty pharmaceuticals company focused solely on allergy immunotherapy products, expects FDA to […]
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New Fees Made FDA Worse for Generic Drug Approvals, Says GPhA Chairman

‘Actions’ don’t speak louder than words in dealing with FDA’s backlog of generic drug applications, says newly-elected GPhA Board Chairman Craig Wheeler. When the Generic Drug User Fee Act (GDUFA) was signed into law on July 7, 2012, its primary intent was to provide FDA with the additional resources necessary to expedite the review process […]
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Love Potion #9: The Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder Pipeline

New products in development for women distressed by a lack of sexual desire and satisfying sexual experiences are causing a stir, but not for the reasons one might expect. Do women have less of a right than men to combat sexual disorders with pills? That’s the question eight national and international women’s advocacy groups asked […]
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Compliance Congress: Walking the Line

Pharma industry executives, FDA officials and Department of Justice attorneys speaking last week at CBI’s 11th annual Pharmaceutical Compliance Congress (PCC) offered solutions and threats to companies hoping to avoid enforcement actions.
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Momenta CEO Rebuffs Teva's Copaxone Defense

Momenta Pharmaceuticals’ CEO Craig Wheeler said comments made by Teva leadership about a “purported” generic of Copaxone are “kind of humorous.” Teva’s Copaxone, a multiple sclerosis drug that earns nearly $4 billion a year, is approaching patent expiry – and possible generic competition – on May 24. Assuming FDA approves a generic version of Copaxone, […]
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