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25.01.22

Version 4.1 of the Q&As regarding the Clinical Trials Regulation

The European Commission published an updated version of the Questions & Answers document relating to the Clinical Trials Regulation (EU) No 536/2014. What documentation is required in the application for the authorization of a clinical trial relating to GMP for IMPs?

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25.01.22

Pharmacovigilance Inspections Report

The MHRA GVP inspectorate recently published the latest inspection metrics for the period from April 2020 to March 2021. All inspections in this period were conducted remotely. The largest number of findings in the reporting period related to quality management systems, followed by risk management, and ongoing safety evaluation.

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25.01.22

Safety Assessment of Clinical Trials

To ensure effective and efficient safety assessment of clinical trials, the EU Commission published rules and procedures for the cooperation of the Member States. The new Regulation will become applicable on 31 January 2022 - together with the Clinical Trials Regulation (EU) No 536/2014.

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25.01.22

CTIS - New Version of the Sponsor Handbook

The go-live date for the CTIS is 31 January 2022. In order to help sponsors prepare for using the CTIS, the EMA has now published a new version of the sponsor handbook.

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22.12.21

Questions and Answers on Labelling Flexibilities for COVID-19 Vaccines

The EMA published an updated version of the Q&A document relating to labelling flexibilities for COVID-19 vaccines. Can a QR code replace the printed expiry date?

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22.12.21

FDA publishes Draft Guidance on Visual Inspection of Parenterals

It has been known for some time that the US FDA is working on its own guide on the visual inspection of parenterals. Now the draft has been published as a 15-page document.

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21.12.21

COVID-19 Vaccines - Inspections under Emergency Approvals in the US

The GAO report details the number and frequency of FDA inspections of Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers and other biopharmaceutical manufacturers during the pandemic period.

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16.12.21

Update on ICH E6(R3) Progress

The E6(R3) EWG is currently working on ICH´s Guideline on Good Clinical Practice to address the application of GCP principles to the increasingly diverse trial types and data sources. To update international parties on the EWG’s progress ICH hosted a web conference in May. 

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16.12.21

Final ICH E8(R1) Guideline on General Considerations for Clinical Trials

The final ICH E8(R1) guideline reached Step 4 of the ICH Process. It provides guidance on the clinical development lifecycle, including designing quality into clinical studies. The next step in the ICH process is to implement the final guidance in ICH member countries.

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16.12.21

Good Lay Summary Practice

The Clinical Trials Regulation (CTR) requires in Article 37 that the sponsor of a clinical trial must submit a lay summary. The European Commission has now published a guideline on "Good Lay Summary Practice" (GLSP).

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07.12.21

How to use Real-World Data for Benefit-Risk Assessment

The EMA and the FDA recently issued a guidance on the use of real-world data for benefit-risk assessment. What is required for registry-based studies?

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24.11.21

New FDA Commissioner - Online FDA Symposium available free of Charge

With Dr Robert Califf, President Biden has now nominated an expert in clinical trials who has previously served as an FDA Commissioner.

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09.11.21

Compassionate Use: EMA supports Submission of Medicinal Product Information

To support voluntary submissions of medicinal product information for medicinal products supplied in the EU / EEA via parallel importation, or for emergency and compassionate use, new 'Legal basis' values will be made available in the "Article 57 database" (xEVMPD).

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09.11.21

FDA issues Warning Letter for not complying with Clinical Trial Rules

The FDA issued a warning letter for not complying with regulations during the clinical investigation of a COVID-19- IMP. In particular, the sponsor failed to submit an investigational new drug application.

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09.11.21

FDA´s Q&As regarding Clinical Trials during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The FDA updated the Q&As concerning the conduct of clinical trials during the COVID-19 pandemic. The document provides general considerations to assist sponsors in assuring the safety of trial participants & maintaining GCP compliance. Amongst others the guidance deals with electronic signatures, remote monitoring and re-monitoring after pandemic-related restrictions are lifted.

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