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New CDER Guidelines For Drug Manufacturing Innovation and FDA

The pharmaceutical drug development industry has seen tremendous changes over the last 15 years. New research has turned into new drugs and therapies. New technology and devices have enabled scientists to see levels of detail never before seen. But there is one aspect of the drug development lifecycle that has been slow to change: drug manufacturing innovation. There are many reasons for this. Large molecule drug development is a costly operation, and tried and true processes are expensive to innovate; unlike replacing a bike tire, they often require change to the entire process. Small molecule drug development is more adaptable to innovation, but problems in scale up continue to plague the industry. Cont'd.

US Prescription Drug Prices and The Innovation Debate

The drug pricing debate over prescription drug prices in the US is not new.

What also is not new is politicizing the debate. During the 2016 Presidential election cycle, drug pricing was a major issue, compounded by then President-elect Donald Trump’s attacks on pharmaceutical drug pricing. Trump’s campaign promises called for revamping drug pricing legislation to bring down the cost of prescription drugs, a major campaign platform given the sheer volume of the 65 and over population, who take more prescriptions than any other demographic. Conversely, the Democrats positioned their campaign as pro-healthcare, focused on overall benefits rather than singling out drug pricing. Cont'd.