The FDA is requesting feedback on factors the agency should consider when reviewing proposed modifications to a risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS) that are prompted by or related to changes in third-party vendors, also known as REMS administrators.
EMA issues Reflection Paper on Demonstrating Efficacy for Advanced Therapies
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has opened a public consultation on a reflection paper that discusses key concepts for single-arm clinical trials (SATs) for new therapies. According to the agency, this is the first guidance issued by an international medicine regulator articulating the considerations and challenges associated with this type of clinical trials.
Good Machine Learning Practice: FDA issues Discussion Paper on AI/ML in Drug Development
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a discussion paper on "Using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the Development of Drug and Biological Products." In particular, the FDA wants to receive feedback on the key areas in the context of AI/ML, including Good Machine Learning Practice (GMLP).
The first version of the "Sharing Drug Substance M7 information to HA and MAH: "How to do" document -Interpretation of the ICH M7 guideline and other relevant guidelines with regard to M7 data sharing" and the associated templates were finalised in March and April 2023 and are now available on the APIC website.
In February and April 2023, the "IRIS guide to registration and RPIs" was updated again and is now valid as version 2.13. Like the "IRIS guide for applicants" and "IRIS guide to parallel distribution applicants", the latest versions of this document are available on the EMA website.
The MHRA published their GCP Inspections Metrics Report, covering the period from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020. Critical observations were related e.g. to data integrity, IMP management, protocol compliance, and pharmacovigilance.
New Definition of Pharmaceutical Grade Plastic Packaging Materials
The proposed USP General Chapter <1031> The Biocompatibility of Pharmaceutical Packaging Systems and their Materials of Construction has been published for comment in the current issue of Pharmacopeial Forum. It outlines a risk-based approach to biocompatibility evaluation.
WHO: Excipients GMP Guideline published for Comments
In March 2023, the WHO published the first draft of the guideline "WHO good manufacturing practices for excipients used in pharmaceutical products" on its website for comments. The public comment period ends on 26 May 2023.
EMA adds Disclaimer to the Reflection Paper on the Use of IRTs
The European Medicines Agency added a disclaimer to the Reflection paper on the use of interactive response technologies (interactive voice/web response systems) in clinical trials, with particular emphasis on the handling of expiry dates to address its applicability regarding the European Clinical Trials Regulation (CTR).
The response to the consultation on reforming the UK clinical trials regulation has been published. According to the press release, a series of new measures will be introduced by the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).