FDA chief to big pharma: ‘End the shenanigans’

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prescription drugsFDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb yesterday scolded pharmaceutical companies that employ tactics to stifle generic drug competition, calling on them to “end the shenanigans.”

At this week’s Federal Trade Commission meeting on competition within the pharmaceutical industry, the FDA chief called out brand-name pharma companies for trying to extend negotiations over risk evaluation and mitigation strategies, or REMS, to stall generic companies from buying a product to run bioequivalence studies.

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