Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act
The Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act of 2012 (FDASIA) is a piece of American regulatory legislation signed into law on July 9, 2012. It gives the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to collect user fees from the medical industry to fund reviews of innovator drugs, medical devices, generic drugs and biosimilar biologics. It also reauthorizes two programs that encourage pediatric drug development.
The law also contains the Synthetic Drug Abuse Prevention Act of 2012. The legislation bans synthetic compounds commonly found in synthetic marijuana ("K2" or "Spice"), synthetic stimulants ("bath salts"), and hallucinogens, by placing them under Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act.
Section 618 of the FDASIA directed the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration, and in consultation with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), to develop a report that contains a proposed strategy and recommendations on an appropriate, risk-based regulatory framework for health IT, including medical mobile applications, that promotes innovation, protects patient safety, and avoids regulatory duplication. The Health IT Policy Committee formed a FDASIA workgroup and issued recommendations to ONC, FDA, and FCC as of the September 4th, 2013 HIT Policy Committee meeting.
- Vashi, Sonam (September 26, 2012). K2 Trend Not Slowing Down WebMD Medical News via KOKI-TV
- Marder, Jenny (September 20, 2012). Bath Salts: The Drug That Never Lets Go. PBS NewsHour
- Regulatory Information: Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act
- Full Text of the Synthetic Drug Abuse Prevention Act of 2012
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