New Edition of the Technical Guide for the Elaboration of Ph. Eur. Monographs
The European Pharmacopoeia Commission published the 8th edition of the Technical Guide for the Elaboration of Monographs. The guide helps when drafting monographs and transferring analytical methods into a compendial procedure. The previous version of the guide dated back to 2015.
Swissmedic´s New Website for Herbal Medicinal Products
The Swissmedic website for authorization of herbal medicinal products (HMPs) has been completely revised and updated. It provides information on simplified authorization procedures for HMPs, e.g. for "HMPs with known active substance".
FDA Warning Letters for CBD Products used in Farm Animals
The FDA posted several Warning Letters to companies illegally selling cannabidiol products intended for use in food-producing animals due to safety concerns. The agency is taking these steps to protect animals and the safety of the food supply chain.
The FDA posted an article on the ways the FDA is regulating human drugs and biological products, animal drugs, medical devices, tobacco products, food, and cosmetics. How can you know for sure that a product is FDA-approved?
Growers and importers of cannabis flowers have reported to the German BfArM that the specification requirements of the DAB monograph Cannabis Flower cannot be met, especially for low cannabinoid contents. The BfArM has now worked out a compromise for cannabis used for magistral preparations.
Following the USP Draft Monograph for Cannabidiol (CBD) published earlier this year a draft Ph. Eur. Monograph for CBD has now been published in Pharmeuropa 34.3. The comment deadline is 30 September 2022.
USP Announces Chapter Elaboration on Quality Considerations for Cannabis
The USP Expert Committee on Botanical Dietary Supplements and Herbal Medicines announced the elaboration of a new general chapter <1568> Quality Considerations for Cannabis and Cannabis-derived Products for Clinical Research. The input deadline for comments is 30 June 2022.
EMA Publishes Final Guidelines on Quality and Specifications for HMPs
The EMA published the final guidelines (Revision 3) on quality and specifications for herbal medicinal products (HMPs). Amongst others, a written GACP confirmation for the herbal substance should be provided.
FDA Warning Letters for Products Containing CBD and Delta-8 THC
The FDA issued several Warning Letters to companies for illegally selling CBD products and products labeled as containing delta-8 THC. Violations include the marketing of unapproved new drugs, misbranding, and adding delta-8 THC to food products.