Apr 17

PBOA Praises Congressional Action On FDA Reauthorization

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April 17, 2017 – Ringwood, NJ – The Pharma & Biopharma Outsourcing Association (PBOA), a trade group that represents Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs) and other service providers in the bio/pharmaceutical sector, is pleased that Senate and House Committee leaders have released a Discussion Draft of FDA Reauthorization Act, legislation which would reauthorize the Generic Drug User Fee Act (GDUFA II), among other things.

The PBOA agrees with statements from the chairs and ranking members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) and House Energy & Commerce Committees that reauthorization must occur in a timely manner in order to insure continuity at FDA and to advance our common goal of providing access to safe and effective medicines to the American public.

“Our members are happy to see that the program enhancements and fee model revisions that we helped negotiate for GDUFA II are reflected in the Discussion Draft and are moving through the legislative process,” said PBOA President Gil Roth. “We worked extensively with FDA and other stakeholders to improve GDUFA II and look forward to seeing it enacted in a timely manner as part of the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017.”

About the PBOA
Founded in 2014, the Pharma & Biopharma Outsourcing Association (PBOA) is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to advancing the regulatory, legislative and general business interests of Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs) and Contract Development and Manufacturing Organizations (CDMOs). PBOA members provide the services that help the pharma and biopharma industry develop and manufacture drugs, biologics, vaccines, and other treatments safely and cost effectively. For more information about the PBOA, its members, and its mission, please visit www.pharma-bio.org. Follow us on Twitter at @PBOAssoc.

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Gil Roth
President, PBOA

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