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Our Client Alerts are our way of sharing current regulatory news and insights with our clients and friends of the firm. Our mailing list is huge and many of our Client Alerts are turned into trade press articles upon a media request to do so.

We pride ourselves in not publishing the pablum that everyone else says about a new law, regulation, guidance or regulatory initiative.

We bring to bear our experience, FDA relationships, our constant interface with FDA in meetings, phone calls and email communications to give you "inside baseball" insights into what it all means.

  • Navigating the Interesting and Strange Pre-Sub - Experience #3

    • Published on: March 20, 2020

    In this third installment of our three-part series, we cover some anonymous but real-world examples of Pre-Sub issues we have encountered in 2019 and 2020. We discuss FDA’s inability to compromise on data that are necessary and Least Burdensome for a submission unless the studies are 100% of their own making—defeating the very purpose behind the Pre-Sub. We call it “It’s my way or the highway.” We also cover when they have backtracked on deals struck in Pre-Sub discussion—again defeating the very purpose behind the Pre-Sub. We call it “When the review team acts like Lucy and pulls up the football at the last second and Charlie Brown misses.” And among a few other smaller topics, how they unfairly edit meeting minutes to reflect points or matters not stated or discussed—again defeating the very purpose behind the Pre-Sub. We call it “He said, she said.” We conclude with key areas for FDA to fix.

  • Navigating the Interesting and Strange Pre-Sub - Experience #2

    • Published on: February 18, 2020

    In this second installment of our three-part series, we cover the more technical aspects and strategies behind a Pre-Sub. In this installment we review the decision of whether to have a Pre-Sub or not, how to persuade FDA to your position in writing a Pre-Sub request, and some preliminary thoughts about how to prepare for a Pre-Sub.

  • Navigating the Interesting and Strange Pre-Sub - Experience #1

    • Published on: January 7, 2020

    Join us as we begin a new series on our experiences with FDA's Pre-Sumission process. In this first installment, we focus on the idea behind this series of Client Alerts.

    To explore the strange world of FDA Pre-Submission meetings we use the metaphor of the Addams Family—the popular 1960's TV comedy. You remember the characters—the patriarch and matriarch, Gomez and Morticia, who play the Office and Division Directors at FDA who in their running of the household are completely unaware that their family just doesn't fit into the real world, that people are afraid of their ways, and don't understand their intentions---which are often out of sync with the world outside their home.

  • What Will 2019 Bring For The Medical Device Industry?

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    What changes will the new year bring?

    The medical device industry is ever-evolving. Our experts weigh in on what they expect to see from industry in the new year in this Client Alert. With each of our specialists commenting on their specific areas of expertise, this is a Client Alert that shouldn't be overlooked by anyone engaged in regulatory affairs.

    Continue reading to see what each of our in-house regulatory affairs experts expect to see in 2019, within their particular disciplines.

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