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EMA Reports Rise in Pharmacovigilance Inspections in 2016 By Michael Mezher - Published 08 August 2017

In a report released on Tuesday, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) said the number of pharmacovigilance inspections for centrally authorized products rose in 2016, mainly driven by an increase in routine inspections carried out under national inspection programs.

Categories: News, Europe, EMA, Biologics and biotechnology, Compliance, Drugs, Postmarket surveillance

Tags: Pharmacovigilance, Pharmacovigilance Inspections

FDA Drafts Guidance on Postapproval Manufacturing Changes for Biologics By Zachary Brennan - Published 08 August 2017

As the number of chemistry, manufacturing and controls (CMC) postapproval manufacturing supplements continues to increase, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday released draft guidance offering recommendations for holders of biologics license applications (BLAs) on the types of minor changes to be documented in an annual report.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Manufacturing, Postmarket surveillance

Tags: BLA, CMC changes, postapproval manufacturing changes, FDA draft guidance

European Regulatory Roundup: EU Watchdog Probes Whether Pre-Submission Meetings Enable Industry to Influence EMA (20 July 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 20 July 2017

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

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

Tags: EU Regulatory Roundup

Report Calls on FDA to Adopt New Standard for Reviewing Opioids By Michael Mezher - Published 14 July 2017

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) issued a report Thursday calling on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to change its approach to reviewing opioids in light of the ongoing opioid epidemic.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Clinical, Drugs, Postmarket surveillance, Submission and registration

Tags: Opioids, Opioid Epidemic

FDA Considers Label Changes for Keytruda, Opdivo and Yervoy By Zachary Brennan - Published 12 July 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) told Focus on Wednesday that the agency is considering labeling changes to include additional ocular inflammatory conditions for three immune checkpoint inhibitors.

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

Tags: Opdivo, Keytruda, Yervoy, B-MS, Merck, uveitis

EMA Restricts Use of Biogen MS Drug By Zachary Brennan - Published 07 July 2017

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Friday announced it is provisionally restricting the use of Biogen Idec’s multiple sclerosis (MS) medicine Zinbryta (daclizumab) to patients "with highly active relapsing disease that has failed to respond to certain other treatment, and to patients with rapidly evolving relapsing disease who cannot be treated with other medicines."

Categories: News, Europe, EMA, FDA, Drugs, Labeling, Postmarket surveillance

Tags: Biogen, MS, EMA PRAC

FDA Delays Enforcement of Product Identifier Requirements By Zachary Brennan - Published 30 June 2017

In a draft guidance published Friday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it does not intend to take action against manufacturers who do not affix or imprint a product identifier to each package and homogenous case of products intended to be introduced in a transaction into commerce before 26 November 2018.

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

Tags: DSCSA, track and trace, FDA draft guidance

Fears Over Device Surveillance Amid Talk of Deregulation By Michael Mezher - Published 30 June 2017

A team of researchers say that better postmarketing data for medical devices could identify safety issues sooner, but they fear that current political headwinds could derail planned device safety efforts.

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

Tags: Power Morcellators, Postmarketing Studies, Postmarket Surveillance, NEST

Health Canada Opens Consultation on Mandatory Adverse Drug Reaction, Device Incident Reports By Zachary Brennan - Published 28 June 2017

Health Canada on Tuesday opened up a consultation on changes to the country's Food and Drug Regulations and Medical Devices Regulations that would make it mandatory for certain health care institutions to report serious adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and medical device incidents (MDIs).

Categories: News, Canada, Health Canada, Drugs, Government affairs, Medical Devices, Postmarket surveillance

Tags: Health Canada, Vanessa's Law, adverse event reporting

AdvaMed Urges Supreme Court to Take Up Case on 510(k) Review Process By Zachary Brennan - Published 27 June 2017

Does a medical device cleared under the US Food and Drug Administration's 510(k) review process mean that it is safe or that the device is just "substantially equivalent" to a legally marketed device? That's the question industry group AdvaMed wants the US Supreme Court to answer.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Crisis management, Government affairs, Medical Devices, Postmarket surveillance

Tags: SCOTUS, Supreme Court, AdvaMed, 510(k)

EMA Offers New EudraVigilance Checklist for Sponsors, MAHs By Zachary Brennan - Published 26 June 2017

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Monday published a checklist to help marketing authorization holders (MAHs) and sponsors prepare for the technical changes ahead of the launch of the new EudraVigilance adverse event system on 22 November 2017.

Categories: News, Europe, EMA, Postmarket surveillance, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: EudraVigilance, marketing authorisation holders, individual case safety reports

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