Category Archives: Legal

Obama Budget Takes Slap at Pharma

Despite a slight boost in funding for the Food and Drug Administration and stronger tax incentives for investment in R&D, significant changes in Medicare drug reimbursement and coverage policies have biopharmaceutical companies up in arms.
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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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Merck in Gender Bias Wrangle

Four class representatives have been added to a class-action gender-discrimination employment suit originally filed last May against Merck & Co. in New Jersey.
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Drug Shortages Continue to Plague Health Care System

Despite notable successes in preventing and mitigating short supplies of important medicines, the drug shortage crisis still disrupts medical treatment and gives drug manufacturers a bad name. The Food and Drug Administration is doing a better job of identifying potential shortage situations and implementing relief strategies, but many supply problems continue to limit treatment options […]
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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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