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.
Medical use of cannabis has been legalized in Panama in October 2021. The new regulatory framework allows the use and controlled access to medical cannabis for therapeutic, medical, veterinary, scientific and research purposes.
Is Bracketing/Matrixing Acceptable During Generic Drug Development?
The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a Draft Guidance for Industry entitled "Questions and Answers on Quality Related Controlled Correspondence". The document contains, besides other topics, questions and answers related to bracketing and matrixing.
The FDA has published guidance to clarify how considerations about benefit-risk assessment are integrated into the agency´s pre- and postmarket decisions for marketing applications. Read more about FDA´s draft guidance on Benefit-Risk Assessment for New Drug and Biological Products.
The Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA) has published a list of cannabis products that will have automatic approval by the agency for individual importation by Brazilian patients. The list also includes a large number of CBD preparations.
New Updates of the Templates for Reporting Nitrosamine Contamination
Marketing authorisation holders of chemically-synthesized or biologic medicinal products are required to perform confirmatory testing after identifying a potential risk of nitrosamine contamination and report the results using specified templates. One of these reporting templates has been recently revised. Read more here about the updates to be considered in the nitrosamine contamination reporting template.
Important Change for Entries in EudraGMDP Database
The new regulatory framework for veterinary medicinal products requires several changes to the EudraGMDP database. One important change is the integration of EudraGMDP into the EMA's Organization Management Service (OMS).
The "Access Consortium", a consortium of the regulatory authorities from Australia (TGA), Canada (HBFB), Switzerland (Swissmedic), Singapore (HSA) and now also the United Kingdom (MHRA), published a three-year plan regarding planned common approaches and goals.
FDA´s Q&As on Generic Drug Development during the COVID-19 Pandemic
What can be done when a test or reference product batch used in the conduct of a bioequivalence study expires while the study is interrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic? Find out in FDA´s updated Q&As on Generic Drug Development.
Clinical Trial Information System - EMA publishes Sponsor Handbook
The go-live date for the CTIS is 31 January 2022. The System will then become the single entry point for clinical trial application submission, authorization and supervision in the EU. In order to help sponsors prepare for using the CTIS, the EMA has now published a handbook.