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PDUFA VI launches: Not Pluto flyby, but has potential

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While the launch of the sixth round of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA), which officially got underway on 15 July, was far less dramatic than the Pluto flyby, the process ahead for the FDA and the biopharmaceutical industry, nonetheless, has the potential to boost scientific innovation and speed new therapies and cures to the market – helping to make life better for those down on Earth, declared Dr Stephen Ostroff, acting commissioner of the FDA.

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