How the FDA interprets advertising and promotion in principle and in fact

If you go “off label” with advertising and promotion, FDA’s hammer can hit hard and seemingly out of the blue. Advertising and promotion for devices is weak and lacks legal clarity. For drugs, the regulations are prescriptive and guidance documents clamp down on nuances. Marketing and regulatory affairs departments must collaborate to avoid the hammer […]

How to Prepare for FDA Submissions and Communicate Them With the FDA

A medical device company making a submission to the FDA on any of these: INDs, NDAs, BLAs, ANDAs, PMAs, 510(k)s, IDEs, and Post-Approval Supplements; needs practice and learning of all the intricate aspects of these activities. The FDA approval is necessary to start legal manufacturing a medical device or a combination product in the US. […]

200+ followers. WOWWWWWW…

Hello Everyone, Today we have the pleasure of celebrating the fact that we have reached the milestone of 200+ followers on WordPress. Since we started this blog, we have had such a great time connecting with everyone.  we never expected to actually to connect with other people in the blogging community. we are so incredibly […]

The FDA Export Reform and Enhancement Act of 1996 – a brief understanding

The FDA Export Reform and Enhancement Act of 1996 is a landmark Act passed by the American Congress. A landmark legislation in that it instilled and reinforced the concept of free global trade; the FDA Export Reform and Enhancement Act of 1996 removed the need for American pharma companies to obtain FDA approvals for the […]

Effective Complaint Handling Guidelines serve as a basis for improvements in medical devices

Far from being frowned upon, complaints should serve as an opportunity for medical device manufacturers to understand the customer’s expectations better and lead to improvements in the product quality. The FDA describes a complaint as “any written, electronic, or oral communication that alleges deficiencies related to the identity, quality, durability, reliability, safety, effectiveness, or performance […]

Aspects of Regulatory History in the US

The beginnings of all that the USFDA regulates can be traced right to the early decades of the founding of the nation. In a sense, the FDA, even if came to be called by that formal name much later; embodies the discipline and value set that the new created nation sought to represent. Regulation of […]

Good Documentation Practice Guideline is simple: just write

Good Documentation Practices are the soul of many regulated industries. The FDA, like all other regulatory agencies, makes GDP a central element of its regulations, and bases it on the principle of evidence. For the FDA and other regulatory agencies across the world, what is not documented is nonexistent. Good Documentation Practices are essential for […]

FDA Warning Letters – an understanding

As the primary regulator of the biological, healthcare, life sciences and other related industries; the FDA has power and authority over how its work is carried out. FDA Warning Letters are among the primary mediums through which it enforces its authority. The FDA issues a Warning Letter to a company when it determines, following its […]

Tougher FDA import rules are aimed at putting strict controls on imports

Import rules are very rigid and strict in the US, because products of any type and variety can enter the US. The US being the world’s largest consumer economy; manufacturers and marketers from around the world vie for a chunk of this market. The FDA, being the agency that regulates a myriad of products, has […]