Optimizing Expedited Safety Reporting for Drugs and Biologics Subject to an Investigational New Drug Application.


Journal Article

In September 2010, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a final rule governing the requirements for expedited safety reporting for products subject to an investigational new drug application. The rule clarified the types of safety information that qualify for expedited reporting. Its intent was to improve the overall quality of safety reporting by reducing the number of uninterpretable individual reports sent to the FDA and clinical investigators. In December 2011, we surveyed pharmaceutical and biotechnology sponsors regarding their safety reporting practices. We convened a group of experts and a biostatistics work group to review the survey results and identify gaps between current practice and the final safety reporting rule. Most sponsors had not changed their approach to expedited reporting of serious adverse events. We devised recommendations to help sponsors optimize their premarket safety systems to reduce the number of uninformative expedited reports and ensure recognition of important safety issues for an investigational drug as early as possible in development.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Archdeacon, P; Grandinetti, C; Vega, JM; Balderson, D; Kramer, JM

Published Date

  • March 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 48 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 200 - 207

PubMed ID

  • 30227498

Pubmed Central ID

  • 30227498

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2168-4804

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/2168479013509382


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Switzerland