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US Proposed ACNU Rule Rings Bell About Rx Drugs Marketed After NDAs Eliminated With OTC Switches

Proposal for simultaneous Rx and OTC sales of same drug at same dose and indication has CHPA hoping FDA acknowledges Pataday and Voltaren Arthritis Relief are competing with Rx equivalents even though elimination of prescription NDAs was part of approvals for the two switches.

FDA Prescription To OTC Switch

Dealmaking Quarterly Statistics, Q3 2022

During Q3, biopharma merger and acquisition value reached $15.4bn and drew in $37.6bn in potential deal value from alliances. Device company M&A values reached $550m, while in vitro diagnostic firms and research tools players completed M&A activity that totaled $1.9bn.

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Akorn's Delay Moving Three Generics To OTC Leads To $7.9M Settlement In Medicare Billing Complaint

Akorn agrees with DoJ to pay $7.9m to settle allegations it deliberately sold three as Rx three ingredients moved to OTC. Mislabeling led Medicare Part D to pay for the drugs for around a year despite the products not being eligible for coverage. 

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BTIG Analyst Zooms Into Alcon’s Revamp Into ‘Building A Pharma Company Inside A Device Company’

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    • OTC, Consumer
  • Medical Devices
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