GMP News - Regulatory Affairs

15.05.19

How does the GDPR impact Clinical Trials?

The European Commission released a Question and Answers paper on the interplay between the Clinical Trials Regulation (CTR) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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25.04.19

FDA issues Warning Letter to Manufacturer of Human Cells, Tissue or Cell based Products

The FDA has published a Warning Letter to a manufacturer of umbilical cord blood products for therapeutic use in humans due to deficiencies in the classification and manufacture of the products.

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17.04.19

GMP for Sterile Containers

Following the Q&As on what data is required for sterilization processes of primary packaging materials published in 2016, the EMA recently released the new Guideline on the sterilization of the medicinal product, active substance, excipient and primary container.

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10.04.19

FDA establishes a working group on cannabis and cannabis-derived products

There is currently a growing interest in the development of therapies derived from cannabis and its components.The FDA recently announced to form an internal agency working group to explore potential pathways for dietary supplements and/or conventional foods containing CBD.

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10.04.19

USP Published New Drafts for General Chapters on Plastic Materials

In the current issue of the Pharmacopeial Forum, the USP general chapters on plastic packaging materials have been re-published for comment.

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03.04.19

ICH M10 - Draft Guideline on Validation of Bioanalytical Methods published for public Comments

On 13 March, the Euroepan Medicines Agency (EMA) published a the draft ICH Guideline M10 on bioanalytical method validation for public comments.

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03.04.19

Brexit: MHRA clarifies UK PV rules for the no-deal scenario

The MHRA recently published guidance on QPPVs, PSMFs and MHRA PV registration in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

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21.03.19

FDA´s Pilot Program for Established Conditions

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).

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20.03.19

Focus on Cannabis in INCB´s Report for 2018

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.

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20.03.19

Current Q&A on the MRA EU-FDA

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.

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06.03.19

Brexit: Handling Pharmacovigilance Data from the UK

How should reports of adverse reactions from the UK be handled after the withdrawal date? New Q&As give a clear answer.

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27.02.19

Brexit: Will UK Inspection Reports and GMP Certificates still be valid?

Will EU-based pharmaceutical companies still be able to use a manufacturing site for which the GMP Certificate has been issued by a UK authority? The answer is yes - but with restrictions.

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26.02.19

MHRA Pharmacovigilance Inspection Metrics

The MHRA GPvP inspectorate recently published their latest inspection metrics for the period from April 2017 to March 2018. 

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14.02.19

Radiopharmaceuticals - Draft Guideline on non-clinical Requirements

In response to the increasing need for a guidance paper for radiopharmaceuticals in non-clinical settings, the EMA has published a "Draft guideline on the non-clinical requirements for radiopharmaceuticals".

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14.02.19

ICH´s Approach for Harmonization of Standards for Generic Drugs

The International Council for Harmonization (ICH) recently published a new reflection paper on "Further Opportunities for Harmonization of Standards for Generic Drugs".

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