What is KASA and how will it affect you? FDA explains plans for the new pharmaceutical quality assessment system.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been developing a new pharmaceutical quality assessment system known as the Knowledge-aided Assessment & Structured Application (KASA). Read more “What is KASA and how will it affect you? FDA explains plans for the new pharmaceutical quality assessment system.”

Did you know that the EMA and the US FDA are aligned in more than 90% of marketing authorisation decisions for new medicines?

One of the findings of a joint European Medicines Agency (EMA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) analysis compared decisions on 107 new medicine applications at the two agencies for the period 2014 to 2016. The majority of the information used for the study was sourced from EMA’s publicly available European Public Assessment Reports (EPARs) and FDA reviews. Read more “Did you know that the EMA and the US FDA are aligned in more than 90% of marketing authorisation decisions for new medicines?”

How will the MHRA regulate biological medicines including biosimilars, ATMPs and PMFs in the event of a no-deal Brexit?

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have updated their guidance which outlines the procedures that the MHRA plan to introduce to regulate biological medicines in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The guidance covers United Kingdom (UK) marketing authorisation for biosimilars, marketing authorisation applications for advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs) and plasma master files (PMF) post Brexit. Read more “How will the MHRA regulate biological medicines including biosimilars, ATMPs and PMFs in the event of a no-deal Brexit?”

MHRA updates guidance on substantial amendments to a clinical trial if there is a no-deal Brexit

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have updated their no-deal Brexit guidance which covers significant amendments to a clinical trial. This includes changes to the trial sponsor/legal representative, investigational medicinal product (IMP) certification and importation and amendments to the Research Ethics Committee (REC). Read more “MHRA updates guidance on substantial amendments to a clinical trial if there is a no-deal Brexit”

British Pharmacopoeia and the United States Pharmacopeia formalise partnership to strengthen the quality of medicines and public health

The British Pharmacopoeia (BP) and United States Pharmacopeia (USP) have signed a memorandum of understanding which formalises their partnership to strengthen quality standards for medicines. Read more “British Pharmacopoeia and the United States Pharmacopeia formalise partnership to strengthen the quality of medicines and public health”