Intellectual Thoughts by Sanjay Panda: October 2012

Generic drug manufactures to pay more for registration in US

US FDA recently made amendments to introduce a generic drug user fee. According to the new law, The Generic Drugs User Fee Amendment (GDUFA) of 2012 — companies will have to pay a fee ranging between $17,435 and $51,520 an application to seek an approval. Besides, drug makers will also have to pay for inspection of their facilities by the FDA outside the US, and for supplying active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) for manufacturing generic drugs in the US.
According to US FDA, companies will have to pay $17,434 per generic drug application pending without tentative approval till October 1. For applications seeking generic drug approval on or after October 1, companies will have to pay $51,520, whereas for Drug Master File companies are required to pay $21,340.