Latest From Ramsey Baghdadi
Five-year plan includes multi-phased approach to ALS at the same time that Amylyx’s AMX0035 is pending review with a late September decision deadline; action plan’s mid-term priorities for FY 2023-2024 include a cell and gene therapies safety project.
Committee Chair Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) solicits advice from witnesses for additional authorities to conduct oversight of PBMs and pushes for a GAO study.
The upcoming review of two novel gene therapies from bluebird bio marks will be the first time the US FDA’s CTGTAC has met for a genetic product review in five years. That is a surprisingly long gap – and one that probably will not be repeated.
‘Project Optimus’ is continuing to press forward on reframing the approach to dosing of anticancer drugs. The initiative is very personal to OCE Director Richard Pazdur.
US FDA will have to wrestle with a proliferation of medical products that are coming to market via ‘alternative pathways’ that do not neatly fit under – or sometimes deliberately seek to avoid – the agency’s regulatory authorities, acting commissioner says.
Medicaid’s pharmacy director says the Biogen Alzheimer’s drug is ‘currently a covered outpatient drug.’ As the payer of last resort, Medicaid could find itself significantly impacted by a Medicare national coverage decision.