An award-winning journalist, Derrick has written extensively about user fee negotiations, the FDA budget, FDA travel restrictions and drug advertising compliance. He also was part of the Pink Sheet team covering FDA's first biosimilar advisory committee meetings.
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Productivity remains high as full ANDA approvals reached a FY 2020 peak and complete responses dropped to another low in June.
In a JAMA article, senior FDA leaders state that the outside advisers will be needed to ensure transparency given the potentially widespread use of the vaccine.
With the company’s vaccine candidate in Phase III, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla says there is pressure to perform because the hopes of the world are on the pharma industry to find a solution to the coronavirus pandemic.
But the agency chose to fund only a small fraction of them, in part because of its hiring ability, and in part because all those employees would have cost an additional $98.7m in user fee revenue.
The pandemic's impact was mentioned only in FDA's calculations for fees including those established by PDUFA. In addition to prescription drug applications, PDUFA fees are charged for OTC switch applications and other proposals for ingredients that are not part of an OTC monograph to be made available nonprescription.