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Sue Sutter

Senior Editor

Washington, D.C.
Sue is a senior editor with Pink Sheet, where she writes primarily about drug, biologic and biosimilar regulation, FDA advisory committees and product approvals.  She has reported on the prescription and over-the-counter drug industries since 1999 for various publications now under the umbrella of Informa Business Information, including Pink Sheet, “The Pink Sheet” DAILY, “The Tan Sheet” and Scrip.  Previously she worked as an editor for Mealey’s Litigation Reports (now part of Lexis-Nexis), writing about asbestos, toxic tort and fen-phen litigation.
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Sarepta’s Vyondys: Renal Toxicity Concerns That Delayed Approval Get Enhanced Postmarketing Scrutiny, Label Warning

Sarepta must perform enhanced pharmacovigilance for serious renal toxicity events and rhabdomyolysis with the Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug, which carries a label warning for renal toxicity. Approval letter includes 2024 target completion date for ESSENCE confirmatory trial.

Drug Review Approvals

Biosimilars: US FDA Considering ‘Guardrails’ To Prevent Misinformation

Agency wants to ensure patients ‘aren’t unnecessarily or unfairly scared off or intimidated’ from taking biosimilars, Office of Therapeutic Biologics and Biosimilars' acting policy director Eva Temkin tells the FDA/CMS Summit; Temkin says recent guidance on biosimilar insulins shows agency is trying to be flexible on interchangeability data requirements.


Biosimilars Biologics

Lynparza, Keytruda Supplemental Indications Face US FDA Panel Review

AstraZeneca and Merck seek to add a pancreatic cancer indication for olaparib, while Merck has hopes of broadening pembrolizumab’s use in bladder cancer; two-day Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee meeting also will include reviews of Celgene’s luspatercept in myelodysplastic syndromes-related anemia and Epizyme’s tazemetostat for epithelioid sarcoma.

Advisory Committees Drug Review

Antibiotics: Leveraging Off-Label Efficacy Data Needed To Drive Appropriate Use, Reimbursement

Clinicians and sponsors want the US FDA to open up antibacterial labeling to include more data on efficacy against resistant pathogens and in other body sites, but regulatory restrictions may require a workaround in the form of rapid, peer-to-peer communications about the data on new products.

Advertising, Marketing & Sales Reimbursement

Comparative Claims: CFL Guidance Gives Opening; OPDP Research May Close It

US FDA’s 'consistent with labeling' guidance prompts more sponsors to consider comparative promotional claims, but any minimization of product safety issues still runs the risk of enforcement, legal experts say; Office of Prescription Drug Promotion’s research agenda on consumer understanding of Rx ad claims could result in an attempt to limit comparative claims.

Advertising, Marketing & Sales Enforcement

Drug Importation Is A High-Profile Addition To US FDA’s Regulatory Agenda

Agency is targeting January 2020 for release of controversial proposed rule to allow importation of certain types of prescription drugs from Canada; although most Rx drug-related proposed and final rules on the Fall 2019 regulatory agenda are making repeat appearances, a final rule on electronic distribution of prescribing information has fallen off the list.

Pricing Debate Post Market Regulation & Studies
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