Catalyst’s Nancy Myers participated in an Alliance for a Stronger FDA webinar with FDA’s Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Legislation & International Affairs Andi Fristedt on Jan. 13. Ms. Myers co-moderated the session with Emily Holubowich, National Senior VP, Federal Advocacy, American Heart Association.
FDA’s Fristedt provided an overview of the Office of Policy, Legislation & International Affairs’ (OPLIA’s) responsibilities, along with a look at key FDA provisions in the recently enacted Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (omnibus bill). She also touched on the passage of PDUFA VII in 2022 and noted a number of Commissioner Califf’s priorities for 2023, including food safety, oversight of diagnostic tests and data sharing/data system modernization.