Postmarket Safety

FDA Advisors Recommend NSAID Labeling Changes

FDA advisors want stronger warning language on labels for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, saying language added in 2005 is not strong enough and may lead doctors and patients to think there is no risk of cardiovascular (CV) blood clots in short term use of the drugs. Read More

EU Proposes Industry Fees to Pay for New Pharmacovigilance Law

The EU’s new pharmacovigilance law could cost drugmakers fees totaling as much as $330,000 for each drug they make to cover postmarketing assessments. The EU proposed the fees, divided into two categories, Thursday as a way to pay for the reviews mandated under the 2010 law. Read More

Purdue Pharma Seeks Expansion of Opioid Restrictions

Purdue Pharma wants immediate-release opioids subjected to the restrictive labeling and postmarketing studies now required for extended release and long-acting (ER/LA) products such as the company’s flagship drug OxyContin. Read More