CMS spent more than $18B in four years on accelerated approvals with incomplete confirmatory trials, inspector general finds
The battle over whether and how to reform the FDA’s accelerated approval pathway is heating up again, just as the Senate punted any talks until the lame duck session just before the end of the year.
On Thursday, HHS’ inspector general released a new report reiterating concerns, also noted recently by the FDA’s Oncology Center of Excellence, about delayed or slowed confirmatory trials that are necessary to prove that the accelerated approvals were worth their salt in the first place.
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