Apotex Petitons FDA on Biosimilar NEULASTA; Wants Comparative Clinical Efficacy Studies in at Least One Patient Population

By Sara W. Koblitz – Apotex and its subsidiary Apobiologix submitted a Citizen Petition (Docket No. FDA-2017-P-2528) on April 21, 2017 asking that FDA ensure a level playing field for all biosimilar applicants referencing NEULASTA (pegfilgrastim). A common tactic in the small molecule world to introduce additional hurdles to generic approval in an effort to [...]

FDA Licences Renflexis; Some Firsts for this Remicade Biosimilar

By Sara W. Koblitz – On April 21, FDA approved Samsung Bioepis’ Renflexis, a biosimilar referencing Pfizer’s Remicade. Like Remicade, Renflexis is approved for the treatment of Crohn’s Disease (both pediatric and adult), Ulcerative Colitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Plaque Psoriasis.  Remicade was approved as an Orphan Drug in 1998 and faced [...]

New Legislation Seeks Limits on Opioid Prescriptions for Acute Pain, But Will it Reduce Opioid Abuse?

By James R. Phelps – The scourge of opioid addiction has received considerable attention for some time, and now legislation is proposed to address the overuse of addictive prescription opioids: Senate bill 892, the Opioid Addiction Prevention Act of 2017. The proposed legislation defines conditions of acute pain and tells physicians how they may prescribe [...]

Congress Releases a (Near) Clean Draft User Fee Bill; Includes Restructured Assessment of Fees & Very Limited Policy Riders

By James E. Valentine – On April 14, 2017, Congress released a discussion draft of a bill to reauthorize the FDA’s various user fee programs, commonly referred to as “the UFAs.” The FDA Reauthorization Act (FDARA) would renew the Agency’s authority to collect user fees in Fiscal Years 2018 through 2022 and put into effect the [...]

Is It Necessary To See A Dentist Frequently?

The prevention of periodontal disease, cavities, and bad breath is reached with oral direction techniques which are powerful and affordable, easy to perform on a daily basis. A professional should be consulted or more often depending on significant care attempts and dental demands. Dentist OKC offers complete oral health care services to patients to help [...]