The final rule amends FDA's regulations to implement sections 506C and 506E of the FD&C Act, as amended by FDASIA. The final rule requires all applicants of covered, approved prescription drug or biological products other than blood or blood components for transfusion (referred to as blood or blood components), all applicants of blood or blood components that manufacture a significant percentage of the U.S. blood supply, and all manufacturers of covered prescription drugs marketed without an approved application, to notify FDA electronically of a permanent discontinuance or an interruption in manufacturing of the product that is likely to lead to a meaningful disruption in supply (or a significant disruption in supply for blood or blood components) of the product in the United States 6 months in advance of the permanent discontinuance or interruption in manufacturing, or, if that is not possible, as soon as practicable, but no later than 5 business days after the permanent discontinuance or interruption occurs. The final rule also describes how to submit such a notification, the information required to be included in such a notification, the consequences for failure to submit a required notification, the disclosure of shortage-related information, and the meaning of certain terms.
Regulatory Impact Analysis
Federal Register: 80 FR 38915, Wednesday, July 8, 2015, pg. 38915-38940
Docket number: FDA-2011-N-0898