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Richard Moscicki, M.D.

Richard Moscicki, M.D. Dr. Moscicki serves as executive vice president, Science and Regulatory Advocacy and chief medical officer at PhRMA. He joined the organization in 2017 after serving as the Deputy Center Director for Science Operations for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) since 2013. While at FDA, Dr. Moscicki brought executive direction of Center operations and leadership in overseeing the development, implementation, and direction of CDER’s programs. Previous positions include serving as Chief Medical Officer at Genzyme Corporation from 1992 to 2011, where he was responsible for worldwide global regulatory and pharmacovigilance matters, as well as all aspects of clinical research and medical affairs for the company. He served as the senior vice president and head of Clinical Development at Sanofi-Genzyme from 2011-2013.

Recent Posts

A conversation with William Pao, Chief Development Officer of Pfizer

By Richard Moscicki, M.D.  |    May 17, 2022
Our industry continues working to build a more resilient, affordable and equitable health care system. I recently had the opportunity to connect with William Pao, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Development...   Read More

What you need to know about newly authorized COVID-19 antiviral treatments

By Richard Moscicki, M.D.  |    February 22, 2022
In December 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted emergency use authorization (EUA) for the first two oral antivirals for the treatment of certain COVID-19 patients. These...   Read More

ICYMI: New approvals by the FDA in 2021 offer greater treatment options for patients

By Richard Moscicki, M.D.  |    January 26, 2022
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a total of 60 new drugs in 2021. A new report from the FDA catalogs 50 new approvals by the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER)....   Read More

Understanding breakthrough COVID-19 infections

By Richard Moscicki, M.D.  |    November 11, 2021
The biopharmaceutical industry continues to work around the clock to research, develop and manufacture vaccines and therapeutics to prevent and treat COVID-19. Already, we’ve made unprecedented...   Read More

The important role of antivirals in the fight against COVID-19

By Richard Moscicki, M.D.  |    October 6, 2021
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, public health officials have focused their response into four main areas: 1) rapid and accurate testing: 2) contact tracing systems to monitor outbreaks; 3)...   Read More

Understanding Long COVID-19

By Richard Moscicki, M.D.  |    September 29, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines long COVID as health problems lasting four or more weeks after first getting infected with the novel coronavirus, impacting as many as one...   Read More

Biosimilar User Fee Act (III) Performance Goals Letter will help increase options for patients and promote competition

By Richard Moscicki, M.D.  |    September 28, 2021
Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the Performance Goals Letter for the Biosimilar User Fee Act (BsUFA) III.   Read More

Recognizing National Immunization Awareness Month

By Richard Moscicki, M.D.  |    August 31, 2021
Vaccines have played a critical role in reducing the spread of, and in some cases, eliminating the threat of many devastating infectious diseases. They are often cited as second only to clean...   Read More

PDUFA VII is critical for future biopharmaceutical innovation and for patients

By Richard Moscicki, M.D.  |    August 23, 2021
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) released its performance goals letter for the seventh installment of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA).   Read More

3 things that support robust biopharmaceutical research and development

By Richard Moscicki, M.D.  |    June 29, 2021
Rapid advances in scientific discovery have ushered in a new era of medicine, transforming our ability to treat, and in some cases cure, many of the most challenging diseases, including cancer, rare...   Read More

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