FDA kicks off pilot program for recognizing qualified accreditation bodies who would accredit testing laboratories

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a draft guidance Friday outlining the goals and implementation of a new voluntary conformity assessment initiative, the Accreditation Scheme for Conformity Assessment (ASCA) Pilot, designed to promote consistency and predictability in the premarket review process for medical devices, encourage effective use of FDA resources, and enhance regulatory efficiency, while also enhancing confidence in medical device testing.

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FDA approves Teva’s Sabril generic version; says making generic drugs competitive is key part to reduce drug cost

Announcing the approval of Teva’s Sabril generic tablets, FDA Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb said that prioritizing the approval of generic drugs to compete with medicines that face little or no competition is the Agency’s key part of efforts to support access and reduce drug costs to patients.

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