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  July 2017

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP's Food and Drug Newsletter is a monthly update of legal and regulatory issues that affect the FDA-regulated community, including regular updates on legislative initiatives from AGG’s Washington, DC office, and articles from members of AGG outside the Food and Drug Practice.

In this Issue

 Industry Insights

     

PHARMACEUTICALS

You're Always a Day Away: DSCSA Product Identifier Requirements Delayed
By: Deborah L. Livornese and Alexander B. Foster

In recently issued draft guidance related to the implementation of product identifiers under the Drug Supply Chain Security Act ("DSCSA"), FDA has stated that it intends to exercise enforcement discretion for a period of one year beyond the dates delineated in the DSCSA. The decision was made in large part because of industry indications that the initial start dates would not be feasible due to the limited number of expert vendors and the lack of readiness on the part of contract facilities that perform manufacturing operations on behalf of manufacturers. More >

House Bill Would Narrow Orphan Drug Exception
By: Neil W. Hoffman and Alexander B. Foster

A recently proposed House bill entitled The Closing Loopholes for Orphan Drugs Act would narrow the exception for orphan drugs under the federal 340B Drug Pricing Program. Representative Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced the bill on June 13, 2017 in order to "close a loophole” that permits drug companies to deny discounts to certain covered entities for all use of orphan drugs. More >


  

DEVICES

FDA Adds New Premarket Notification 510(k) Submission Requirements for Certain Reusable Medical Devices
By: Deborah L. Livornese and Genevieve M. Razick

The 21st Century Cures Act included a provision requiring the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to publish a notice in the Federal Register identifying a list of reusable devices that will be required to include validated instructions for use (IFU) and validation data regarding cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization as part of the premarket notification 510(k) submission. FDA published this notice on June 9, 2017. More >


  

NEWS FROM WASHINGTON

NY AG Fines Healthcare Firm $130,000 for Improperly Delaying Breach Notices to Consumers Due to an FBI Investigation
By: Kevin Coy

On June 15th, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a settlement with CoPilot Provider Support Services Inc. to resolve allegations that the company improperly delayed notice to more than 220,000 consumers of a breach involving their health information by more than a year, including over 25,000 New York residents. The company agreed to pay $130,000 and reform its breach notification practices to settle the matter. More >


Industry Activities and Recognition 

AGG Partner Presented at ACI Forum

AGG Partner Sara M. Lord presented at the American Conference Institute’s 11th Advanced Forum on FCPA & Anti-Corruption for the Life Sciences Industry in New York City on June 27th. Ms. Lord spoke on how to assess distributor and third-party risks, as well as how companies can demonstrate the effectiveness of their compliance programs. More >

Attorney Elected Chair-Elect of the Young Lawyers Section of the D.C. Bar

AGG Attorney Kalie E. Richardson has been elected Chair-Elect of the Young Lawyers Section of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia. The purpose of the Young Lawyers Section is to promote wider acquaintance among the young lawyers of the District of Columbia and to bring them together in professional and social activity; to foster discussion and interchange of ideas relative to the duties, responsibilities and problems of young lawyers; to aid and promote the advancement of young lawyers; to encourage the interest and participation of young lawyers in activities of the BADC, and to provide a means for young lawyers to collectively improve the administration of justice, serve their community in areas related to the law, and advance the community knowledge of the law. More >

AGG Attorney Re-appointed to the AHLA Young Professionals Council

AGG Attorney Alexander B. Foster has been re-appointed to the AHLA Young Professionals Council. The Young Professionals Council is the governing body that provides insights and direction to the American Health Lawyers Association’s Board of Directors. They also coordinate networking events and oversee other initiatives of interest for young professional members. More > 


Upcoming Events 
AGG Attorneys Deb Livornese and Kalie Richardson will present a complimentary webinar “Expanded Access and Right-to-Try: What May You Do…What Must You Do?” on July 26, 2017.


This newsletter is published by Arnall Golden Gregory’s Food and Drug and Government Affairs and Public Policy Practices. This information presented provides a general summary of recent legal and regulatory developments. It is not intended to be, and should not be relied upon, as legal advice. For more information about the Food and Drug Practice, please contact Alan Minsk.
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