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Compounding: BIO Comments on FDA Draft Guidances on "Essentially Copies"

Re: Docket No. FDA-2016-D-1309: Compounded Drug Products That Are Essentially Copies of a Commercially Available Drug Product Under Section 503A of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act;...

Compounding: BIO Comments on FDA Draft Guidance nsanitary Conditions at Compounding Facilities

Re: Docket No. FDA–2016–D–2268: Insanitary Conditions at Compounding Facilities; Draft Guidance for Industry; Availability ...

Support House Ag Biotech Education Funding

The undersigned organizations support the inclusion of $3 million within the Fiscal Year 2017 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act to better inform the public about the application of biotechnology to food and agricultural production...

Neat, Plausible, and Wrong

Why the focus on intellectual property fails to address the complexities of medicinal access in India Stephen M. Sammut and Daniel S. Levine Released in San Francisco, June, 2016 Supported by and prepared for the Biotechnology Innovation Organization and the Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises The opinions expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of BIO and ABLE.

BIO Submits Comments in Response to the OSTP's RFI on the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology Products

BIO submits comments to submits comments in response to the Notice of a Request for Information, published by the National Science and Technology Council, Science and Technology Policy Office. Comments were submitted to Food and Drug Administration Docket No. FDA-2015-N-3403; Clarifying Current Roles and Responsibilities Described in the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology and Developing a Long-Term Strategy for the Regulation of the Products of Biotechnology.

BIO AFBF GE Salmon Labeling Provision Letter

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization along with the American Farm Bureau Federation sent a letter to the House of Representatives and Senate Appropriations Committees urging the Committees to oppose any provision related to bioengineered food labeling, including salmon labeling, that may come up for consideration during the Fiscal Year 2017 appropriations process. 

BIO Submits Comments Re: ICER Value Framework

BIO submitted comments on the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) Value Assessment Framework. Throughout the attached letter, BIO addresses issues it has raised previously with the Framework as well as responds specifically to the four major categories of issues that the Institute identified (in the order in which they were identified). 

Biosimilars: BIO Comments on FDA Draft Guidance Implementation of the “Deemed To Be a License” Provision of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009

Re: Draft Guidance for Industry: Implementation of the “Deemed To Be a License” Provision of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 (Docket No. FDA-2015-D-4750 (March 14,...

BIO Comments on Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Proposed Rule

BIO submitted comments on the Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Proposed Rule, which focused on several proposals related to, among other things, CMS’s review of New Technology Add-on Applications, the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program, the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program, the PPS-Exempt Cancer Hospital Quality Reporting Program, and the Long-Term Care Hospital Quality Reporting Program.

Electronic Health Record Data: BIO Comments on FDA Draft Guidance Use of Electronic Health Record Data in Clinical Investigations

Electronic health record (EHR) data and “real world evidence” generated from the post-marketing clinical use of medicines can provide valuable information regarding the use, benefits, or risks of therapies. BIO applauds FDA for taking steps to provide greater clarity around the use of EHR data in clinical assessments of safety and effectiveness in regulatory submissions.