21 U.S. Code § 360n–1 - Priority review for qualified infectious disease products

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(a) In general

If the Secretary designates a drug under section 355f(d) of this title as a qualified infectious disease product, then the Secretary shall give priority review to the first application submitted for approval for such drug under section 355(b) of this title.

(b) Construction

Nothing in this section shall prohibit the Secretary from giving priority review to a human drug application or efficacy supplement submitted for approval under section 355(b) of this title that otherwise meets the criteria for the Secretary to grant priority review.

(June 25, 1938, ch. 675, § 524A, as added Pub. L. 112–144, title VIII, § 802(a), July 9, 2012, 126 Stat. 1079; amended Pub. L. 114–255, div. A, title III, § 3101(a)(2)(N), Dec. 13, 2016, 130 Stat. 1154.)
Editorial Notes

2016—Pub. L. 114–255 designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), inserted heading, substituted “the first application” for “any application”, and added subsec. (b).

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date

Pub. L. 112–144, title VIII, § 802(b), July 9, 2012, 126 Stat. 1079, provided that:

“Section 524A of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act [21 U.S.C. 360n–1], as added by subsection (a), applies only with respect to an application that is submitted under section 505(b) of such Act (21 U.S.C. 355(b)) on or after the date of the enactment of this Act [July 9, 2012].”