Califf Plans US FDA, NIH Collaboration On Postmarket Evidence Generation
NIH Director Nominee Monica Bertagnolli is on board with both agencies working to better determine how approved treatments work in the real-world, FDA Commissioner Robert Califf said.
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FDA Commissioner Robert Califf spoke of the need for a better hand-off to CMS, including tailoring trials to generate evidence relevant for Medicare coverage. He also weighed in on the possibility of accelerated approval for chronic disease drugs, among other topics.
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