In Brief: FDA responds to Nasacort suit, acts on acetaminophen and continues medical food enforcement
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
FDA responds to Nasacort Allergy suit; FDA will act on lower acetaminophen dose; FDA warns consumers about wart removers; FDA continues medical food enforcement; Supplements must include declared ingredients; CHPA applauds DXM-related legislation; and USP opens Shanghai facility.
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After FDA denied Sanofi three years of market exclusivity for OTC Nasacort, the firm filed suit against the agency not to publish the product’s labeling prior to the launch. If successful, the firm could postpone the launch of generic competition.
Ingredient safety, new dietary ingredient notifications, adverse event reporting, claims substantiation and disease claims are all drawing FDA attention in the supplement space, Daniel Fabricant says. Compliance for good manufacturing practices still heads the priorities for enforcement, he says.