FDA shows jump in competitive generic approvals

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a steadily increasing number of competitive generic therapy (CGT) abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs) in FY 2021 while the number of priority generic approvals leveled off, according to agency’s quarterly
on reviews and approvals of priority and competitive generics.
FDA approved 29 priority ANDAs in FY 2021, one more than the 28 approved in
. There was an increase of about 8% in the number of priority ANDAs awaiting agency action, from 210 in FY 2020 to 227 in FY 2021.
The number of competitive generics approved by FDA increased from 35 in FY 2020 to 53 in FY 2021, while the number of CGTs awaiting agency action jumped from 390 in FY 2020 to 521 in FY 2021.
The
(FDARA), which reauthorized the
(GDUFA) for five years, requires FDA to report on ANDAs subject to priority review and certain ANDAs with a competitive generic therapy designation.
The tables show the total number of ANDAs in these two categories that are either awaiting FDA action or awaiting applicant action at the end of each reporting quarter, as well as the number of ANDAs approved in in each of these categories during the reporting quarter.

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