Category Archives: FDA

Will the Supreme Court Spur OTC Contraceptive Development?

One piece of fall-out from the recent Hobby Lobby decision by the U.S. Supreme Court is to generate talk of Republicans backing development of a nonprescription contraceptive pill. Conservative commentators supported this strategy as a way for Republicans to deflect Democratic charges of a GOP “war on women” and access to safe and effective birth […]
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FDA’s Patient Outreach: Finding Ties that Bind

Is the FDA doing enough to incorporate the patient perspective in the drug review process? This was the key question considered at a panel of regulatory experts held at last month’s annual BIO International Convention in San Diego. The consensus: while FDA deserves high marks for effort, both in reconciling the diversity of patient organization […]
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Making the Most of Social Media (Within FDA’s New Guidelines)

By Ken Ribotsky. Pharmaceutical companies have begun using social media for business needs and promotion, yet have been hesitant to become too engaged since the FDA’s stance on social media activity remained unclear. But now that we know the FDA’s specific guidelines for pharma companies’ actions online, it’s time for brands to consider diving into […]
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FDA Warning to GSK Biologicals

FDA issued a warning letter to GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals (GSK), North America on June 12, 2014 for deviations from cCGMP requirements found during an inspection from Mar. 31 to Apr. 9, 2014 of its influenza vaccine manufacturing facility in Quebec. GSK is making progress in addressing FDA’s concerns and is working to meet supply commitments, the […]
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New Social Media Guidelines: What FDA Says, and What It Means

By Simon Beins is Associate Director, Strategy, Heartbeat Ideas & Heartbeat West. Earlier this year, FDA promised three sets of guidelines to clarify using social media for pharma marketing. Last week it delivered two of them The first, Internet/Social Media Platforms with Character Space Limitation—Presenting Risk and Benefit Information for Prescription Drugs and Medical Devices, […]
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