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Implementation of Consistent Language as Outlined in FDA Draft Guidance on Drug Abuse and Dependence Labeling Will Support Drug Development, Labeling and Prescriber Decision-Making

By Jack Henningfield, Karen Gerlach, Judy Ashworth, Marion Coe, Sid Schnoll Once finalized, FDA Draft Guidance “Drug Abuse and Dependence Section of Labeling for Human Prescription Drug and Biological Products — Content and Format” will help ensure more consistent language across drug products about abuse, misuse, addiction, dependence, and tolerance. Our experts in the development... Read more »... Read More >

Regulatory Case Study: A Strategic Abuse Potential Assessment of Acorda Therapeutics’ INBRIJA™ (levodopa inhalation powder)

By Reggie Fant In December 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Acorda Therapeutics’ INBRIJA, the first levodopa inhalation powder for the intermittent treatment of OFF episodes in people with Parkinson’s disease treated with carbidopa/levodopa. As Parkinson’s disease progresses, many people with Parkinson’s fluctuate between ON periods, during which symptoms are controlled and OFF... Read more »... Read More >

Q&A with Rachel Beck, Ph.D.: What Do Analytical Chemistry and Forensic Toxicology Contribute to Drug Development and Formulation Evaluation?

Dr. Rachel Beck is an expert in analytical chemistry and forensic toxicology.  In 2018, Dr. Beck joined PinneyAssociates where she is a key contributor to our abuse-deterrent formulation strategy and evaluation team.  She has been qualified as an expert witness in both criminal and civil courts of law and is a fellow of the American... Read more »... Read More >