Conflict of Interest Reform: Greatest Impact May Be Committee Vacancy Rate
FDA user fee reauthorization eliminates limits on waivers, which may ease the burden on FDA to fill open seats on its advisory committees. Vacancy rates have been as high as 24% in FY 2012.
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US FDA issued six conflict-of-interest waivers for the Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee’s three-day panel to consider whether indications for three immunotherapies – Tecentriq, Keytruda and Opdivo – should be withdrawn after failed clinical outcomes studies.
Strict conflict of interest rules have hampered the agency's ability to fill advisory committee vacancies.
After years of widespread vacancies on advisory committees, the Food & Drug Administration appears to have tackled most of the problems. But there are a couple of significant outliers, most significantly the Dermatology & Ophthalmic Products Advisory Committee. Will changes in conflict of interest rules and a new recruitment effort help FDA find and retain advisory committee members?