Nanotechnology has emerged as an industry with the potential to change many products regulated by the FDA. While the FDA has been regulating products containing nanoscale materials for several year...read more
A decade after the complete sequencing of the human genome, we have seen a proliferation of genetic testing services marketed directly to the consumer and purporting to use genetic information to g...read more
This year the government aggressively pursued Manufacturers under the enhanced provisions of the False Claims Act (FCA), as well as under the provisions of the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act (FDCA...read more
Biological drug products are poised to overtake traditional pharmaceuticals as the best selling products in the pharmaceutical industry. Accordingly, both innovator and generic drug companies have ...read more
The FDA employs an average-patient standard when reviewing drugs: it approves a drug only if is safe and effective for the average patient in a clinical trial. It is common, however, for patients t...read more
Second Prize, Short Paper, H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competition, 2011.
While FDA gathers vast amounts of data about prescription drugs prior to their marketing approval, important inform...read more
Drug shortages are emerging as a major public health threat. Grave concern has been expressed by the medical community and government officials, and the crisis has been highlighted in recent media ...read more
Implementation of REMS began in March 2008 and by mid-2011 close to 200 New Molecular Entities (NMEs) and New Drug Applications (NDAs) (i.e., NMEs plus new doses and formulations of drugs) approved...read more
First Prize, Long Paper, H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competition, 2011.
Government-provided exclusivity periods provide pharmaceutical companies with incentives to invest in new drugs....read more
A decades-old Food and Drug Administration policy bars gay and bisexual men from donating blood. Even at the outset, in the early days of the AIDS epidemic, controversy surrounded the policy. The o...read more