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European Regulatory Roundup: EMA Tasks Working Groups With Redistributing Workloads in Run Up to Brexit (22 June 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 22 June 2017

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

Categories: News, Europe, EMA, MHRA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Medical Devices, Postmarket surveillance

Tags: European Regulatory Roundup, Regulatory Roundup

FDA Offers Updated Form for Field Alert Reports By Michael Mezher - Published 16 June 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday released an updated version of its automated Field Alert Report (FAR) form, following the conclusion of a successful four-year pilot program.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Generic drugs, Prescription drugs, Postmarket surveillance

Tags: FAR, Field Alert Reports

FDA to Take Closer Look at Abuse-Deterrent Opioids By Michael Mezher - Published 13 June 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday announced its next move in addressing the ongoing opioid abuse epidemic will be to take a closer look at the data supporting abuse-deterrent labeling for opioids.

Categories: News, US, Drugs, Labeling, Postmarket surveillance

Tags: Opioids, Abuse-Deterrent Opioids

Asia Regulatory Roundup: CFDA Ordered More Inspections of Foreign Manufacturers in 2016, But Visited Fewer Sites (6 June 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 06 June 2017

The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has released a breakdown of the good manufacturing practice (GMP) inspections it performed last year. The report shows another year of growth in the number of inspections of overseas manufacturers ordered by CFDA, yet the agency only performed a fraction of these planned visits.

Categories: News, China, India, Oceania, CDSCO, CFDA, TGA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, In vitro diagnostics, Manufacturing, Medical Devices, Postmarket surveillance

Tags: Regulatory Roundup, Asia Regulatory Roundup

ICD and Pacemaker Ecosystems Vulnerable to Hacks: Report By Michael Mezher - Published 05 June 2017

Cybersecurity firm WhiteScope says it has identified cybersecurity vulnerabilities in the device ecosystems for pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) across four major vendors.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Medical Devices, Postmarket surveillance

Tags: Cybersecurity, Pacemakers, ICDs, Billy Rios, WhiteScope, DHS ICS-CERT

European Regulatory Roundup: EU Device Regulations Come Into Force; Swissmedic Clarifies Pharmacovigilance Process (1 June 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 01 June 2017

The European Union medical device and in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) regulations have come into force. The passing of the date marks the start of the phased, multi-year introductions of requirements set out in the two documents.

Categories: Europe, EC, EMA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Postmarket surveillance, Submission and registration

Tags: European Regulatory Roundup, Regulatory Roundup, EU Regulatory Roundup, Brexit, MDR, IVDR, Swissmedic, Pharmacovigilance,

Swissmedic Touts 2016 Performance: 42 New Approvals By Michael Mezher - Published 30 May 2017

In its annual report released Tuesday, Swiss drug regulator Swissmedic says it outpaced the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in approving new drugs in 2016, in part due to the agency's new fast-track procedure.

Categories: News, Europe, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Postmarket surveillance, Submission and registration

Tags: Swissmedic, new active substance, New chemical entity, fast track

EMA to Launch Revamped EudraVigilance System to Monitor Adverse Events By Zachary Brennan - Published 22 May 2017

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) management board on Monday endorsed the launch on 22 November 2017 of an improved system for collecting and monitoring suspected adverse events.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Postmarket surveillance, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: EudraVigilance, ICSR, adverse events, marketing authorisation holders

Biopharma Companies Take Issue With FDA's Draft Biosimilar Interchangeability Guidance By Zachary Brennan - Published 18 May 2017

Ahead of Friday's deadline for comments, a number of biopharmaceutical companies are seeking further clarification from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on various aspects of the draft biosimilar interchangeability guidance.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Government affairs, Labeling, Postmarket surveillance, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy, Research and development

Tags: biosimilars, interchangeability, FDA draft guidance, biosimilar guidance

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 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

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

UK Pharmacovigilance Post-Brexit: Lots of Questions, Few Answers By Zachary Brennan - Published 01 May 2017

No one knows what UK pharmacovigilance will look like after the UK leaves the EU, and that uncertainty puts the many Qualified Persons Responsible for Pharmacovigilance (QPPV) residing in the UK in a precarious position.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, MHRA, Government affairs, Postmarket surveillance, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: Brexit, pharmacovigilance, Ian Hudson

FDA Warns Teva API Plant in China By Zachary Brennan - Published 25 April 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday released a warning letter sent 10 April to Teva for deficiencies related to an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing site in Hangzhou, China.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, Drugs, Postmarket surveillance, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: Teva, warning letter, FDA inspections

IMDRF Offers New Guideline on Adverse Event Reporting By Zachary Brennan - Published 10 April 2017

As a way to improve the accuracy and capture of medical device adverse events, the International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF), a voluntary and global group of device regulators, on Monday published a new final guideline on a harmonized terminology for reporting such events.

Categories: News, Asia, Canada, Europe, US, IMDRF, Compliance, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Postmarket surveillance, Quality

Tags: adverse events for medical devices, IMDRF guideline, GHTF

EMA Completes Postmarket Safety Review of Uptravi By Michael Mezher - Published 07 April 2017

Less than two months after launching a safety review of Actelion Pharmaceuticals' pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) drug, Uptravi (salexipag), the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) says it did not find an increased risk of death associated with the drug.

Categories: News, Europe, EMA, Prescription drugs, Postmarket surveillance

Tags: Uptravi, salexipag, PRAC

EU Parliament Adopts New Medical Device, IVD Regulations By Michael Mezher - Published 05 April 2017

The EU's effort to overhaul the regulation of medical devices and in vitro diagnostics (IVDs) has cleared its final legislative hurdle after the European Parliament on Wednesday adopted the proposed regulations without amendment, voting down a proposal from the UK Independence Party to reject the regulations.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Postmarket surveillance, Submission and registration

Tags: MDR, IVDR, European Parliament

Diagnostics: Bipartisan Duo Offers Bill to Alter Regulations By Zachary Brennan - Published 27 March 2017

The ongoing overhaul of diagnostic and lab-developed test (LDT) regulations turned another corner last week, with Reps. Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) releasing a discussion draft of a bill that would offer a new direction for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Categories: News, US, FDA, Government affairs, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Postmarket surveillance, Research and development

Tags: diagnostics, IVDs, IVCT, in vitro clinical test, LDT, lab-developed test

Establishing a Joint Venture Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Entity in Japan By Satoshi Koike, PhD, DSc - Published 23 March 2017

This article focuses on key regulatory activities to establish a Joint Venture (JV) for pharmaceutical manufacturing and sales in Japan. The author describes foundation building, marketing authorization holder responsibilities, new drug applications, clinical trial sponsorship, adverse events reporting and brand name registrations as well as requirements for data archiving and post-marketing regulatory activities.

Categories: Features, Japan, MHLW, PMDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Clinical, Drugs, Postmarket surveillance, Submission and registration

Tags: Common Technical Document, CTD

Fast Facts: Serious Adverse Event Reporting Requirements in the US By Valerie Fauvelle, MS, RAC - Published 22 March 2017

This article presents reporting requirements for Serious Adverse Events (SAEs) and focuses on an important, but often overlooked regulation that specifies when a study is being run and includes the use of an approved drug. There are reporting requirements with specific timeframes that must be followed if there is a reportable SAE attributed to the approved drug.

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

Tags: Adverse Event Reporting

Asia Regulatory Roundup: India Proposes Platform to Monitor Drug Supply Chain (21 March 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 21 March 2017

Welcome to our Asia Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top regulatory news in Asia.

Categories: News, Asia, CDSCO, TGA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs, Postmarket surveillance

Tags: Asia regulatory roundup, India drug supply, TGA pharmacovigilance

MHRA Releases Recommendations for Leadless Pacemakers By Michael Mezher - Published 16 March 2017

The UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency's expert advisory group on leadless cardiac devices has released its initial recommendations for pre- and postmarket clinical studies for leadless pacemakers.

Categories: News, Europe, MHRA, Clinical, Medical Devices, Postmarket surveillance

Tags: Leadless Pacemakers

Multiple Endpoints in Clinical Trials: Biopharma Companies Seek More From FDA Draft Guidance By Zachary Brennan - Published 16 March 2017

Biopharmaceutical heavyweights – from Novartis to GlaxoSmithKline to Regeneron – are seeking additional clarification from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on draft guidance on multiple endpoints in clinical trials, according to comments posted to the docket on Thursday.

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

Tags: GlaxoSmithKline, Regeneron, Novartis, Teva, BIO, Celgene, AstraZeneca, clinical trial endpoints

FDA Warns of Increased Risk of Serious Pancreatitis with Allergan’s Viberzi By Zachary Brennan - Published 15 March 2017

Following the death of two patients without a gallbladder on Allergan’s irritable bowel drug Viberzi (eluxadoline), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday warned about the increased risk of serious pancreatitis in such patients.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Crisis management, Drugs, Postmarket surveillance

Tags: Viberzi, pancreatitis, Viberzi deaths, gallbladder

FDA Warns of Complications With Neurovascular Catheters By Michael Mezher - Published 01 March 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday warned healthcare providers of potential harm to patients when neurovascular guide catheters are used to remove blood clots in stroke patients.

Categories: News, US, CDRH, Medical Devices, Postmarket surveillance

Tags: Neurovascular Thrombus Retrieval Catheters, Neurovascular Guide Catheters