FDA Pilot Program Looks to Streamline Combination Product Efforts

August 12, 2016

The FDA hopes to improve the review process for combination products with a pilot program that will address institutional drawbacks to developing combination products.

The newly unveiled pilot effort will start in select offices within CDER, CBER and CDRH before gradually spreading to all offices within the three centers sometime next spring.

This program, dubbed the intercenter consult request process, addresses policy and review problems associated with approving a product that falls under multiple regulatory categories, such as a drug-device combination. In the past, the agency noted issues with the timeliness of reviews for combination products. — Jose Vasquez

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