The FDA has delayed its approval of an experimental drug that is designed to treat a rare and deadly disease that afflicts thousands of people around the world.
The drug, Alembic Pharmaceuticals, is expected to be on the market within months.
But it faces challenges in getting approval because the drug is a drug that cannot be patented.
The company announced its plans to submit a patent application for the drug, which is also called AlembiQ, last week.
The application is to be submitted on Wednesday in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said on Friday that he would issue an interim order in the matter on Monday.
The agency’s move follows a complaint from Alembica Pharmaceuticals that the drug could not be patented because the company could not prove that it was a safe, effective and non-toxic product.
The FDA, the agency that oversees the Food and Drug Administration, has issued a number of patents on a number the pharmaceutical industry has filed.
Alembics drug is currently only in Phase III trials, which are aimed at determining if it works in people with the rare and fatal disease, called epidermolysis bullosa.
The government does not have the resources to make the drug as robust as the industry would like, said Robert D. Shafer, president and CEO of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
“We have a lot of work to do,” he said.
“This is not a small problem.
The industry’s asking for a million times more than what we can do.
It’s not an easy problem.
It requires a lot more attention and effort than we’re currently getting.”
Alembia Pharmaceuticals CEO John Roesel said in a statement that the company is “extremely disappointed” by the delay.
“Despite our repeated requests for expedited approval, we have been repeatedly denied and will continue to fight for Alembico Pharmaceuticals’ patents,” Roesels statement read.
“Our goal is to secure a patent on the AlembaQ drug, and we are confident we will be granted one soon.”
The company says it hopes to begin clinical trials in 2017.
The Alembinys drug is an investigational drug that was approved in January.
The patent application filed by Alembicc was granted in May 2017.
But the company filed a new application with the U: Patent and Trade Office to request an extension.
The original patent application was filed on Jan. 19, 2020.
FDA officials said the agency was reviewing the Alabica application, and said that they have no plans to issue a new patent on it.
The FDA also issued a public health advisory on Thursday.
The advisory warns that it may take up to two years for the FDA to receive a complete evaluation of the drug’s safety and effectiveness in treating the disease, and that the drugs could still be used for other purposes, including as adjuvants to existing vaccines.
“The drug will be available for use as a vaccine for the epidemics of epidemic diseases in the United States,” said Michael J. Luebbe, director of the FDA Office of Science.
“It is not yet clear if the drug will prove to be effective in treating these diseases.
We must ensure that we have all the data and clinical trials necessary to determine if the vaccine is effective and safe before it can be approved.”
In an interview with Fox News on Thursday, Gottliebb said he would be releasing his final opinion on AlembIC’s application soon.
He said he was also considering whether to delay AlembI and Alembij.
If the FDA decides not to approve the Alibic drug, the company would have to seek a patent from the U Patent and Patent Office, which he said he had no intention of doing.
Alembic and Alabicj are both generic drugs that contain a synthetic protein called Alembiq.
A spokesman for the U Patents Office, Mark H. Kowalski, said the company has not filed any applications for Alabies patent.
In a letter sent to the FDA last week, Alabican Pharmaceuticals said the drug had been approved for a range of conditions including: Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, osteoporosis, inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
According to the company, the drug can be used as an adjuvant in vaccines, and is already being tested on mice for a treatment for amyotrophied spinal cord injury.
The letter said Alembilical has been studied in rats, mice, and primates.
The study did not find a clear difference between Alembicy and Alibiq in the treatment of erythrocyte