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Sue Sutter

Senior Editor

Washington, D.C.
Sue is a senior editor with Pink Sheet, where she writes primarily about drug, biologic and biosimilar regulation, FDA advisory committees and product approvals.  She has reported on the prescription and over-the-counter drug industries since 1999 for various publications now under the umbrella of Informa Business Information, including Pink Sheet, “The Pink Sheet” DAILY, “The Tan Sheet” and Scrip.  Previously she worked as an editor for Mealey’s Litigation Reports (now part of Lexis-Nexis), writing about asbestos, toxic tort and fen-phen litigation.
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RWE: Comparators, Therapeutic Area May Be Key For Trial Replication

It may be easier to use observational study data to replicate randomized controlled trial results in certain therapeutic areas or where drugs were studied against each other instead of placebo, the US FDA’s David Martin says; the agency-funded DUPLICATE real-world evidence demonstration project has completed replication work on the first five trials, all of which are diabetes drug cardiovascular outcomes studies.

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Biosimilars: US FDA Ends FY 2019 With Record Number Of Approvals, One Complete Response Letter

Agency approved 11 biosimilars from six sponsors with only one publicly disclosed complete response letter (Tanvex’s filgrastim). Pink Sheet infographic shows 351(k) application submission, approval and CRL rates over the life of the user fee program.

 

Biosimilars Review Pathway

US Biosimilar Fee Collections Fall Short

A lower-than-expected number of fee-paying application submissions in FY 2018 resulted in the agency spending approximately $9.7m more than anticipated from its user fee carryover balance, leading to a reset of spend-down targets for the remainder of BsUFA II.

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After Biosimilar Fee Collections Fall Short, US FDA Modifies Carryover Spend-Down Plan

A lower-than-expected number of fee-paying application submissions in FY 2018 resulted in the agency spending approximately $9.7m more than anticipated from its user fee carryover balance, leading to a reset of spend-down targets for the remainder of BsUFA II.

Biosimilars FDA

Real-World Evidence: Sponsors Look To US FDA Drug Reviews For Potential Pitfalls

Methodological problems with RWE submissions for approved applications may give sponsors ‘a little bit of a pause’ as they work through data selection and analytical issues, Aetion’s Jeremy Rassen says. CDER’s Janet Woodcock says it is easier to use RWE when treatment effects are large.

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Gilead’s Descovy Nabs Limited HIV Prophylaxis Indication Pending A New Study In Women

US FDA approves a PrEP indication for emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide that excludes cisgender women due to a lack of efficacy evidence; Gilead will conduct a new randomized trial with a novel design in women comparing Descovy's efficacy and safety against external controls and Truvada.

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