US OTC Monograph Reform's Early Results Could Be Label Orders From FDA, Wait And See For Industry
With much of FDA's work currently focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, the agency has limited resources available to implement monograph changes authorized by recent legislation. Drug firms awaited a monograph overhaul with expectations for success where they previously failed, but they need FDA's guidance to succeed.
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“The agency anticipates a greater likelihood of OMOR submissions compared to prior fiscal years,” CDER says. In fourth year of initial five-year authorization of OMUFA, FDA getting ready to receive OMOR submissions from drug firms and other industry stakeholders.
Action on unanimous statement by Nonprescription Drug Advisory Committee could be one of FDA’s first in its more streamlined process for making OTC monograph changes. Regulatory change on phenylephrine available in US also could reach OTC and Rx drugs available through applications.
In draft guidance on format and content for OMORs, CDER framed recommendations by same model it’s used for guidances on other drug applications, common technical document for registration developed by the International Council for Harmonization of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use.