eCTD Supporting Documents in China Available for Public Comments

China NMPA has issued drafts before the final release of the supporting documents for the “Measures for the administration of drug registration”, for public consultation: (more…)

Supplemental Codes for Coronavirus Updated in MedDRA by ICH

The ICH updated the MedDRA (Medical Dictionary for Regulatory Activities) with new supplemental terms and corresponding codes related to COVID-19. (more…)

In Brexit Transition UK MHRA Escape as ‘Leading Authority’ for Drugs

UK MHRA will not act as ‘leading authority’ for medicines during the Brexit transaction period as per Article 123 of the draft Withdrawal Agreement. In which UK MHRA will not act as leading authority for risk assessments, examinations, approvals and authorisations at the level of the Union or of Member States. (more…)

COVID-19 Related Guidance Immediately Implementing Without Public Comment by FDA

FDA to implement all COVID-19 related guidance immediately, without public comment. But will open for public comment after implementation and FDA said it will still solicit comment, review all comments received and revise the guidance documents as appropriate. (more…)

FDA Released Clinical Trials Guidance for Medical Products Impacted by COVID-19

The FDA issued new guidance to help sponsors assure the safety of trial participants, maintain compliance with good clinical practice (GCP) and minimize the risks to trial integrity during the COVID-19 pandemic. (more…)

Albania Enters as Member State in European Pharmacopoeia

Albania entered in to the member state of European Pharmacopoeia as 39th member on 9 February 2020, making the quality standards for medicines published in the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) legally binding throughout the country. (more…)

Swissmedic and MFDS-Korea sign an agreement on Mutual Recognition for GMP Inspections

Swissmedic and the Korean regulatory authority extend their cooperation in the area of therapeutic products by recognizing each other for GMP Inspections. (more…)

EU Medical Agencies Defines Key principles for the use of electronic product information (ePI)

The European Medicines Agency (EMA), Heads of Medicines Agencies (HMA) and the European Commission (EC) have published Key principles outlining a harmonised approach to develop and use of ePI – electronic product information. (more…)

Draft Policy on Designating Regulators as Listed Authorities (WHO-Listed Authority) by WHO

The World Health Organization’s vision towards strengthening the regulation of medical products in underserved regions, the WHO published a draft policy on Designating Regulators as Listed Authorities (WHO-Listed Authority) to establish a framework for ensuring certain medical product regulators can be globally recognized as meeting WHO and other international standards and practices. (more…)

MHRA’s New Guideline for the Naming of Medicinal Products and Braille Requirements for Name on Label

The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has updated its guideline on the naming of medicinal products. MHRA’s most substantive change is the addition of a new section that provides general recommendations for brand naming and prescribing. (more…)