During its 162th session, the European Pharmacopoeia Commission published the revised guideline "Guide for the elaboration and use of monographs on vaccines and immunosera for human use", which helps experts and interested parties in this field to prepare and interpret the monographs.
What are FDA's plans concerning new guidelines for calendar year 2019? The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) has provided an answer to that question in its list of planned guidelines and/or guidelines to be revised.
The most common method of preventing microbiological contamination in a water system is thermal sanitisation. There are systems in which the pharmaceutical water is stored hot and systems that are heated cyclically to an elevated, germicidal temperature. However, excessive temperatures not only increase costs, they can also damage the materials. Read more here.
Within the framework of risk analysis, qualification and preparation of sampling plans for new purified water (PW) systems, the question arises as to whether PW should be tested for endotoxins. Read more here.
The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) announced a new pilot program where sponsors can propose established conditions (ECs) as part of an original new drug application (NDA), abbreviated new drug application (ANDA), biologics license application (BLA) or as a prior approval supplement (PAS).
The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) recently published its report for 2018 with a strong focus on cannabis. Read more about Cannabis and cannabinoids for medical, scientific and “recreational” use: risks and benefits.
The EMA has published a new Questions and Answers (Q&A) document on the Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) between the EU and the FDA. Read more about the impact of the MRA on regulatory submissions and variations.
The topic data integrity generates a multitude of questions. Current questions are answered in a loose sequence of News. Question 2: Is the Audit Trail review required by the authorities before each batch release, or is it only recommended?
In February 2019, the FDA published a new draft guideline that addresses quality aspects of continuous pharmaceutical manufacturing. It covers topics related to development, process validation, marketing authorisation and routine production.
After the legal situation for medical cannabis in Germany has already changed in 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) has now proposed a global re-classification of the addictive potential of cannabis.