FDA’s New Initiatives: Project Orbis and Real-Time Oncology Review

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced two exciting and innovative initiatives from FDA's Oncology Center of Excellence: Project Orbis and Real-Time Oncology Review (RTOR) Pilot Program. Project Orbis On September 17, 2019 FDA announced Project Orbis, an initiative of the FDA Oncology Center of Excellence (OCE), to provide a framework for concurrent submission and review ...

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FDA Seeking Feedback on Drug Approval Transparency and Disclosure Efforts

By Kristin McDougall, Workstream Lead, Transparency & Disclosure Background In 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched a pilot to test the capability of publicly posting summaries of the safety and efficacy information that is used to make drug approval decisions. This followed suit with the European Medicine Agency’s (EMA) Policy 0070 that launched in 2015 and Health Canada’s ...

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Impact of the Government Shutdown on the FDA

The December 22, 2018 partial shutdown of the United States government affected roughly 25% of federal agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which has furloughed about 40% of its overall workforce. The duration of the shutdown is uncertain. In light of this uncertainty, it is important to understand the impact of the government shutdown on the FDA. FDA is using social medi ...

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