EMA publishes first two Guidances on Drug Shortages
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the Heads of Medicines Agencies (HMA) published two guidance documents which can be seen as foundation for a long way to diminish shortages of medicinal products.
A technical guide on commonly used insulation materials has recently been provided in form of a stimuli article in Pharmacopeial Forum. In particular, a defect catalog for common thermal system components with detailed examples of potential failures is provided.
New Zealand proposes new legislation for medical cannabis
New Zealand released a proposed regulatory approach for medical cannabis. The implementation of the medical cannabis program is anticipated to start in the first quarter of 2020. In addition, the document proposes two options for GMP.