EMA Publishes Final Guidelines on Quality and Specifications for HMPs
The EMA published the final guidelines (Revision 3) on qualiy and specifications for herbal medicinal products (HMPs). Amongst others, a written GACP confirmation for the herbal substance should be provided.
Data Protection of Information Uploaded in the CTIS
To assist sponsors and authorities in fulfilling the transparency requirements set out in the Clinical Trials Regulation, the EMA is preparing a dedicated guidance on the protection of personal data in the CTIS. The agency has published a public consultation document to allow for wider stakeholder input.
Recently, the CMDh has added a recommendation for the classification of a proposed packaging change to the list of unforeseen variations ("Article 5 Recommendations"). What is the recommended category for a change of the “total thickness” for a blister foil?
EDQM updates List of available Reference Standards
Also in March, the list of available reference standards, which comprises more than 3.000 substances, was revised - and the resulting changes, innovations and updates were listed in the newsroom of the EDQM website.
Following the previously published Ph. Eur drafts for COC / COP, a new Ph. Eur. chapter 3.1.18. Styrene block copolymers for containers and closures for parenteral preparations and ophthalmic preparations has been proposed in Pharmeuropa.
EDQM Survey: TOC to replace Test for oxidisable Substances in Sterile WFI
The EDQM has launched a survey on whether the test for oxidisable substances for sterilised water for injection (Sterile WFI) in the European Pharmacopoeia should be changed to a test for total organic carbon (TOC). Read more.