Last week’s round-up, 07 – 11 October 2019

By Tessa Fiorini-Cohen and Marthese Mifsud   ICH Reverts to Previous Version of Guideline on Residual Solvents 11 Oct 2019 The ICH has reverted to its previous version of the guideline on residual solvents. This change affects the Permissible Daily Exposure (PDE) for ethylene glycol. In October 2018, an error correction procedure was launched to […]

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Last week’s round-up, 23-27 September 2019

By Tessa Fiorini-Cohen and Marthese Mifsud   EMA advises companies on steps to take to avoid nitrosamines in human medicines 27 Sep 2019 All EU marketing authorisation holders of medicinal products containing chemically synthesized APIs need to review their medicines for the possible presence of nitrosamines within the next six months. The EMA is sending a notice to […]

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Last week’s round-up, 09-13 September 2019

By Tessa Fiorini-Cohen and Marthese Mifsud   Stella Kyriakides has been named the new European Commissioner for Health 13 Sep 2019 Kyriakides will preside over the implementation of the EU Medical Devices Regulation and the In Vitro Diagnostics Regulation. Ursula von der Leyen has specifically requested that the new commissioner focuses on effective implementation of this new regulatory […]

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Last week’s round-up, 19-23 August 2019

By Tessa Fiorini-Cohen and Marthese Mifsud   Administrative Law Overview | RAPS 23 Aug 2019  A comprehensive overview of the United States’ federal administrative processes as related to regulatory affairs has recently become available on RAPS. The publication explains the Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, and the Administrative Procedures Act through which stakeholders can […]

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Facilitating early access whilst maintaining quality: Highlights from a recent joint EMA-FDA workshop

By Tessa Fiorini-Cohen   The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) both have schemes to fast-track and support development of medicines which address unmet medical needs. Their underlying aim is to help patients benefit from such therapies as soon as possible. However, due to time constraints and novel situations, […]

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