FDA’s Hahn Says The Agency Is Meeting Its MDUFA Review Goals – For Now
US FDA commissioner Stephen Hahn says in a 16 April communique that the agency is still performing “user-fee review activities” despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic – but he warns that the FDA might not be able to do so “indefinitely.”
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In a 23 June blog post, FDA head Stephen Hahn issued a statement praising agency staff for continuing to meet their statutory obligations under MDUFA V considering the added difficulties of working through the coronavirus pandemic. While noting the agency is being creative in how it works in its new COVID-19 reality, he cautioned the FDA may not be able to meet those deadlines in the future if things continue as they are. Hahn also in his blog post addressed in-person inspections of manufacturing facilities.
Device Week, 4 December 2020 – MedWatch Question About Third-Party Servicers Slides Under Industry's Radar
On this week’s podcast: A change made by the US FDA to its MedWatch program that asks adverse event reporters whether a third party serviced a malfunctioning medical device went unnoticed by many in industry for nearly a year. We explain why, and tell how the servicer question will be helpful for manufacturers and the agency.
The proposed rule from the US HHS that would require its agencies to review all regulations every 10 years could distract an incoming Biden administration from the COVID-19 pandemic and will “wreak havoc” on Medicare, a senior policy analyst for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities says.