Clinical Trials Regulation - Version 6.4 of the Q&As
The European Commission published an updated Version 6.4 of the Questions & Answers (Q&As) relating to the EU Clinical Trials Regulation (CTR). A new Q&A has been added for the case where the sponsor of a clinical trial is not the product owner of the IMP and should not have access to the quality IMPD in order to protect commercially confidential information.
Final GCP Guideline on Computerized Systems and Data Integrity
The final EMA Guideline on computerised systems and data integrity in clinical trials has now been published. Amongst others, the new document requires procedures to be in place for risk-based trial specific Audit Trail Reviews. In addition, a new expression is defined: ALCOA++.
The FDA has stopped accepting submissions to the Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP) effective March 27, 2023. This follows the agency's plans to develop a program for submission of the facility registrations and product listings mandated by the "Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act" (MoCRA). According to the agency, the new law gives the FDA new authorities that will help ensure the safety of cosmetic products.
Recommendations on Decentralized Elements in Clinical Trials
The EU Commission has supplemented the area of clinical trials with "Recommendations on decentralized elements in clinical trials". The paper deals with procedures that, due to new approaches and advanced technical possibilities, can now take place outside study centers.
A risk mitigation plan is available to help CTIS users carry out regular activities within the system in different risk scenarios. In case of system failure and persistent system downtime, submissions of clinical trials data, assessment and supervision of authorized trials outside CTIS should be allowed.
A quick guide on the main rules and procedures of the Clinical Trials Regulation (CTR) has been released for sponsors who wish to conduct clinical trials in the European Union (EU) / European Economic Area (EEA) or have ongoing clinical trials in this region.
The European Commission, EMA and the Heads of Medicines Agency (HMA) prepared a questions and answers document on data protection. The Q&A document has been created to provide guidance to CTIS users on how to protect personal data and commercially confidential information (CCI) in CTIS.
EU Survey on the Implementation of the Clinical Trial Regulation
On 31 January 2023 the Clinical Trials Information System has become mandatory for EU clinical trial applications. However, there are still some issues regarding the functionality of the CTIS. Now, the European Commission, together with the EMA and the HMA, published the results of a consultation on the implementation of the CTR.
Clinical Trials Regulation - Version 6.3 of the Q&As
The European Commission published an updated Version 6.3 of the Questions & Answers (Q&As) relating to the EU Clinical Trials Regulation. The revised version includes a new Annex with information on where sponsors can find national requirements.
EMA's Q&A on Medicinal Cannabis & Call for Scientific Data
The HMPC adopted a Question & Answer (Q&A) document regarding medicinal products. The document aims to clarify the basic regulatory requirements for stakeholders that may not have extensive experience with the EU pharmaceutical regulatory system. In addition, the EMA started a call for scientific data in order to establish an EU herbal monograph.
The updated ICH E2B(R3) Q&As Version 2.4 for the ICH E2B(R3) Guideline: Electronic Transmission of Individual Case Safety Reports (ICSRs) has reached Step 4 of the ICH Process. The update includes a new Q&A regarding information about vaccine reporting.
The U.S. FDA published a draft guidance on the dosage and administration labeling section for certain medicinal products. The guidance is one of several FDA guidance documents addressing labeling for human prescription drugs.
The FDA published a guidance on the format and content of a risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS) document for prescription drug products including a separate guide that contains a REMS Document Template.