Dictionary: OPDP tracks the incoming volume of prescription drug promotional pieces that it receives each month. Companies are required to submit copies of the pieces they develop to promote their prescription drugs on Form FDA-2253 at the time these pieces are first publicly used (these submissions are referred to as “2253” submissions). OPDP monitors incoming 2253 submissions to examine trends in prescription drug promotion both by promotion target (e.g., consumers versus healthcare professionals) and by channel (e.g., print, broadcast, internet). For example, in recent years OPDP has seen a large increase in the volume of 2253 submissions that are internet-based, and this is one of the trends it is tracking under Measure B. This measure also provides a surrogate measure of OPDP’s potential workload by capturing the total amount of prescription drug promotion that is developed and disseminated during given periods of time; as such, it is useful to monitor to help ensure the efficient allocation of review resources within OPDP.
These measures have been retired as CDER has created new measures for FY13 which align to their four functional areas of 1) Regulatory Review and Drug Safety, 2) Drug Quality and Compliance, 3) Transparency and Public Outreach, and 4) Regulatory Science Research.
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