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FDA Expedited Programs

Accelerate drug development and approval for products that address unmet medical needs or provide significant improvement over available therapies

Benefits of the FDA expedited programs

Facilitates the development and expedited review of a drug intended to treat a serious condition for which nonclinical and clinical data demonstrate the potential to address an unmet medical need or a drug that has been designated as a qualified infectious disease product.

Shortens the development and review time when preliminary clinical evidence indicates that a new potential therapy may show substantial improvement on clinically significant endpoints over available therapies for a serious condition.

Accelerates approval for drugs that treat a serious condition and address an unmet medical need based on a surrogate or intermediate clinical endpoint.

Shortens the marketing application review time for a drug that treats a serious condition and demonstrates the potential to provide a significant improvement in safety or effectiveness; it can also:

  • Shorten the review clock for a supplement that proposes a labeling change on a pediatric study under 505A
  • Be used for a qualified infectious disease product
  • Includes a priority review voucher

What are the key concepts to determine a drug’s eligibility for one or more of the FDA expedited programs?

Todd Phillips, PharmD, RAC

Todd Phillips, PharmD, RAC