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Novel Trial Endpoints Generated by Mobile Tech: CTTI Offers Recommendations By Zachary Brennan - Published 26 June 2017

The Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI), a public-private partnership established by Duke University and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on Monday released new recommendations on developing novel clinical trial endpoints generated by mobile technology.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Clinical, Drugs, Medical Devices

Tags: CTTI, mobile technology and clinical trials, novel trial endpoints

FDA Issues Draft Q&A on Electronic Systems in Clinical Investigations By Michael Mezher - Published 20 June 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday issued a draft questions and answers guidance to clarify expectations for using electronic systems, including electronic records, cloud computing and mobile technology, in clinical investigations.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Clinical

Tags: Electronic systems, Mobile technology

US FDA Sees Major Spike in BA/BE Studies in India By Zachary Brennan - Published 19 June 2017

In 2002, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did not conduct any bioavailability (BA) or bioequivalence (BE) study inspections in India for generic drug applications. A little more than a decade later, and nearly half of all FDA's BA/BE study inspections are conducted on the subcontinent.

Categories: News, India, US, CDSCO, FDA, Clinical, Crisis management, Generic drugs, Government affairs

Tags: BA and BE studies, bioequivalence, generic drugs from India

Application of EU Clinical Trial Regulation Delayed to 2019 By Zachary Brennan - Published 16 June 2017

The European Medicines Agency’s management board said that due to technical difficulties with the development of IT systems, the application of the clinical trial regulation has to be postponed.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, Clinical, Compliance, Government affairs

Tags: EMA clinical trial regulation, clinical trial regs, EMA portal

Regulating Pediatric Studies: An EU and US Perspective By Jennifer Sanguedolce, Narissa Mulchan - Published 05 June 2017

This article presents pediatric regulatory activities conducted by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Medicines Agency (EMA) and highlights global harmonization efforts, collaborative discussions and regulations for pediatric clinical trials.

Categories: Features, Europe, US, EMA, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Clinical, Drugs

EMA Consults on Regulatory Requirements for Chronic Liver Disease Drugs By Michael Mezher - Published 01 June 2017

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Thursday launched a public consultation to gather input on a future reflection paper discussing the regulatory requirements for developing drugs to treat chronic non-infectious liver diseases.

Categories: News, Europe, EMA, Clinical, Drugs, Research and development, Submission and registration

Tags: NASH, PCS, PBC, Liver Disease, Drug Development

Researchers Discuss Regulatory Considerations for Tissue-Agnostic Cancer Drugs By Michael Mezher - Published 01 June 2017

In a paper set to be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting next week, three oncologists discuss some of the regulatory and scientific considerations for developing "tissue-agnostic" cancer treatments.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Clinical, Drugs, Research and development

Health Canada to Fully Implement ICH GCP Addendum in 2018 By Michael Mezher - Published 30 May 2017

Health Canada on Tuesday announced that it plans to fully implement an addendum to the International Council for Harmonisation's (ICH) good clinical practice (GCP) guideline in April 2018.

Categories: News, Canada, Health Canada, ICH, Clinical

EMA Offers Draft Guideline on Serious Breaches of Clinical Trial Regulations By Zachary Brennan - Published 23 May 2017

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Tuesday opened for public consultation a new guideline on serious breaches of clinical trial regulations or clinical trial protocols.

Categories: News, Europe, EMA, Clinical, Compliance, Government affairs, Research and development

Tags: clinical trial regulations, EMA guideline

Petition to FDA Seeks to Modify Trial Regulations Following Deaths By Zachary Brennan - Published 18 May 2017

A petition submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2016 has been updated recently, as it seeks to reform FDA requirements for investigational new drug (IND) applications, investigational device exemptions (IDEs) and new drug applications (NDAs).

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Clinical, Drugs, Postmarket surveillance

Tags: citizen petition, FDA petition, clinical trial regulations

FDA Issues New and Revised Guidance for Generic Drugs By Michael Mezher - Published 16 May 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday released a batch of 21 new and 16 revised draft guidances intended to help drugmakers conduct the studies needed to support the approval of certain generic drugs.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Clinical, Generic drugs, Submission and registration

Tags: Product-Specific Guidance, Bioequivalence

FDA Adds Boxed Warning to Janssen's Type 2 Diabetes Drug Label By Zachary Brennan - Published 16 May 2017

Based on new data from two large clinical trials, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday concluded that Janssen’s type 2 diabetes medicine canagliflozin (brand names include Invokana, Invokamet and Invokamet XR) causes an increased risk of leg and foot amputations.

Categories: News, Europe, US, EMA, FDA, MHRA, Clinical, Crisis management, Drugs, Postmarket surveillance

Tags: Janssen, SGLT2 inhibitors, FDA warning

EMA Report on 2016: 27 New Drugs, New Priority Scheme, Trial Transparency By Zachary Brennan - Published 10 May 2017

With the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) departure from London and loss of UK expertise (about 60 of the 897 EMA staffers are from the UK) looking more likely, the agency on Wednesday released a report outlining its successes from 2016, when 27 new medicines were authorized and several new programs took shape.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, Biologics and biotechnology, Clinical, Compliance, Drugs, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: PRIME, Brexit, EMA in 2016

FDA Drug Approvals on Limited Evidence: Follow-Ups Lacking, Study Finds By Zachary Brennan - Published 08 May 2017

For drugs approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) based on limited evidence, a recent study published in the British Medical Journal found “noticeable variability” in the degree to which novel drugs were studied in the postmarket period.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Clinical, Drugs, Postmarket surveillance, Research and development

Tags: surrogate markers, clinical endpoints, postapproval studies

House and Senate Revive Bill Targeting Generic Drug Delays By Zachary Brennan - Published 27 April 2017

Leaders of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees, led by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), on Thursday re-introduced legislation to combat anticompetitive practices that can block the market entry of lower-cost generic drugs. 

Categories: News, US, FDA, Clinical, Generic drugs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: CREATES Act, generic drug delay, REMS, Leahy

Impact of the Revised EU Clinical Trial Regulation By Siegfried Schmitt, Federico Bonacci, MD, Daniela Lisini, PhD, Dr. Viviana Mascilongo - Published 24 April 2017

Clinical Trial Regulation EU No 536/2014 will come into effect in 2018. This article reports on aspects of the revised regulation and evaluates its potential impact on clinical trials conducted to assess medicinal products for human use. It discusses changes impacting the critical role of the Ethics Committees in the approval process for clinical trials as well as the planned, centralized data reporting channel, referred to as "the portal." While revisions to the regulation are still underway, readers will benefit from the assessment of its current status and anticipated developments.

Categories: Features, Europe, EC, EMA, Biologics and biotechnology, Clinical, Drugs

Tags: Clinical Trial Regulation, EU No 536/2014

FDA Warns LA-Based Medical Food Company for Clinical Trial Without an IND By Zachary Brennan - Published 18 April 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning letter released Tuesday says that Los Angeles-based Targeted Medical Pharma ran a clinical investigation of a medical food without first submitting an investigational new drug (IND) application to the agency.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Clinical, Compliance, Crisis management, Nutritional and dietary supplements, Research and development

Tags: warning letter, LA medical foods, medical food clinical trial

EMA Updates Guidance on Clinical Data Publication Policy By Michael Mezher - Published 14 April 2017

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Wednesday released a revised version of its guidance on complying with its new policy on the publication of clinical data that went into effect last fall.

Categories: News, Europe, EMA, Biologics and biotechnology, Clinical, Drugs, Submission and registration

EMA Offers Draft Guideline on Trial Master Files By Zachary Brennan - Published 13 April 2017

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Wednesday released for consultation a new draft guideline to assist sponsors and investigators looking to comply with the requirements of the clinical trial master file (TMF), which includes documentation to allow monitoring by the sponsor and member state inspections.

Categories: News, Europe, EMA, Biologics and biotechnology, Clinical, Drugs

Tags: trial master file, EMA guideline

FDA Offers its Views on Medical Device Trials By Zachary Brennan - Published 06 April 2017

Officials from the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) took to the New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday to explain the wide array of clinical trial designs and data sources that may be used to support the safety and effectiveness of medical devices.

Categories: News, US, CDRH, Clinical, Medical Devices

Tags: CDRH, medical device trials, FDA views

FDA Approves First DTC Tests Evaluating Genetic Risk Information By Zachary Brennan - Published 06 April 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday authorized the first direct-to-consumer genetic health risk tests for 10 diseases and conditions.

Categories: News, US, CDRH, Clinical, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices

Tags: 23andMe, direct to consumer genetic tests, genetic tests, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

European Regulatory Roundup: EMA Drafts Guidelines on Controlling False Positives in Clinical Trials (6 April 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 06 April 2017

Welcome to our European Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top EU regulatory news.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, Biologics and biotechnology, Clinical, Drugs, Government affairs

Tags: EU clinical trials, trial endpoints, EMA guideline

FDA Warns Pfizer Clinical Investigator Over Chantix Study By Zachary Brennan - Published 05 April 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday released a warning letter sent in January to a clinical investigator working on a study of Pfizer’s nicotine addiction treatment Chantix (varenicline tartrate).

Categories: News, US, FDA, Clinical, Compliance, Drugs, Due Diligence

Tags: Chantix, Pfizer, clinical trial, warning letter

EMA Adopts Updated Guideline on Fixed Dose Combination Drugs By Michael Mezher - Published 03 April 2017

The European Medicines Agency's (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) last week adopted an updated guideline on clinical development for fixed combination drugs, which is expected to take effect in October.

Categories: News, Europe, EMA, Biologics and biotechnology, Clinical, Drugs

MHRA to No Longer Require Payment in Advance for License Applications By Michael Mezher - Published 31 March 2017

The UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) on Friday announced changes to how it handles payments for license applications for drugs and clinical trials.

Categories: News, Europe, MHRA, Clinical, Drugs, Submission and registration

Tags: Fees, Payment