USA – FDA offers guidance on generic drug development during COVID

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday released a new questions and answers guidance for generic drugmakers addressing generic product development and abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) submissions and assessments during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

“FDA recognizes that the COVID-19 public health emergency may impact the development of generic drug products, interrupt or delay ANDA applicants’ bioequivalence studies, and impact the submission of ANDAs to FDA for assessment. The ongoing development of generic drugs submitted as ANDAs to the FDA for assessment helps Americans continue to have access to safe, effective generic drugs,” FDA says.

The immediately effective guidance features 15 questions and answers addresses questions the agency has received from generic drugmakers throughout the pandemic…