Impact of COVID-19 on EudraVigilance Reporting and Labeling
The European Commission, the HMA and the EMA released a Q&A document on adaptations to the regulatory framework to address challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. The document includes flexible approaches for adverse reactions reporting and labeling.
The MHRA GVP inspectorate recently published their latest pharmacovigilance inspection metrics report. The report includes remote inspections and lists critical findings in relation to risk management, the quality management system and the provision of information for inspections.
The USP Cannabis Expert Panel has published an article on the quality requirements for medical cannabis in the Journal of Natural Products. The article describes the appropriate use of USP General Chapters related to chromatographic methods and controls for contaminants.
Ph. Eur. Draft Chapter for PA Contaminants in Herbal Drugs
A new Ph. Eur. chapter 2.8.26. Contaminant pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) has been proposed for comment in the recent issue of Pharmeuropa. The scope of this new general chapter covers trace analysis of target PAs in herbal drugs, herbal drug preparations and herbal medicinal products.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is currently marketed in a variety of product types, such as oil drops, infused pouches, capsules, syrups, teas and topical lotions and creams. Therefore, the FDA is working on the evaluation of regulatory policies related to cannabis and cannabis-derived ingredients.
The FDA released a final guidance on postmarketing safety reporting for combination products to further clarify what a combination product is and how applicants can comply with the rules on postmarketing safety reporting requirements (PMSR).
The objective of the French pilot programme is to follow the recommendations of the CSST to evaluate cannabis prescribing and dispensing, and to collect safety and efficacy data. However, medical cannabis is not expected to be legalized in France prior to the end of 2021.