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Bioequivalence Studies of Solid Oral Dosage Forms Overview By Sharry Arora - Published 16 August 2017

The article discusses regulations and guidance for conducting bioavailability and bioequivalence studies required to obtain generic product approval across various markets. Included are comparative regulatory approaches for establishing bioequivalence of generic drugs to their corresponding reference drugs across various international jurisdictions, including Australia, Canada, EU, Japan and the US.

Categories: Features, EMA, FDA, Health Canada, MHLW, PMDA, TGA, WHO, Generic drugs

Tags: Bioequivalence, BE Studies, Solid Oral Dosage Forms, Bioavailability

Organizational Culture and Memory in Managing Risk in the Medical Device Industry By Darin Oppenheimer, PhD, Suraj Ramachandran, MS, RAC - Published 15 August 2017

This article discusses the importance of organizational culture and memory in the medical device industry's risk management practices. The authors cite new data from an academic study and an existing FDA study of medical device industry participants to suggest risk management practices are not often an integral part of a medical device organization's culture although many organizations claim to have a "culture of quality."

Categories: Features, US, FDA, Business Skills, Medical Devices

Tags: Risk Management, Organizational Culture

Is Increasing Antibiotic Resistance Driving Bacteriophage Therapy Closer to Being a Reality? By Max Sherman - Published 14 August 2017

This article reviews the history of bacteriophage discovery, biology, and potential medical uses, and discusses therapeutic pros and cons compared to and potentially replacing antibiotics due to increasing antibiotic resistance. The article also highlights the future of phage therapy and the need for more scientific investigation and clinical trials prior to approval for human use and the possible patenting and regulatory issues impacting bacteriophage development. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently covered issues related to bacteriophage development during a workshop in July 2017.

Categories: Features, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology

Tags: Bacteriophage, Phage, Antimicrobial Resistance

Regulatory Career Paths and Progression, Resources and Training, FDA Inspections, Cleaning Validation and a Preview of August By Gloria Hall - Published 01 August 2017

Feature articles over the past several weeks highlighted regulatory affairs as a profession, including careers in regulatory advertising and promotion, possible pathways and career progression and resources and training for regulatory professionals. Other articles covered various types of inspections conducted by FDA and processes for cleaning validation in the pharmaceutical industry.

Categories: Features, Career Development

Tags: Features, Regulatory Focus

A View From the Top: An Interview with CRI President Jennifer Kerr, RAC By Mary Faderan, PhD, RAC - Published 31 July 2017

This article is based on an interview with Cook Research Incorporated (CRI) president Jennifer Kerr and covers a wide range of topics from her education, to how she became interested in regulatory, to her experiences in clinical affairs and her responsibilities at CRI.

Categories: Features, Career Development, Communication

Tags: Interview, RAC

Resources and Training for Regulatory Professionals By Sofia Campos Silva, MSc, PharmD - Published 27 July 2017

This article discusses the knowledge path for regulatory professionals from a career's early stages through specialization. It recommends a variety of ways to keep current on evolving regulatory issues, including on-the-job training, self-education via the Internet, attending conferences, networking, and membership in professional organizations.

Categories: Features, Business and Leadership, Career Development, Regulatory intelligence

Pharmaceutical Cleaning Processes By John Godshalk, MSE, MBA - Published 26 July 2017

This article presents a lighthearted look at pharmaceutical industry cleaning processes, cleaning validation and cleaning verification.

Categories: Features, FDA, WHO, Drugs

Tags: Cleaning, Washing, Rinsing, Cleaning Validation

Ten Secrets to Regulatory Success By Jody J. Savage, MS, MBA - Published 20 July 2017

This article highlights "10 secrets to success" for regulatory professionals that may not be taught in formal regulatory affairs training programs, but practices the author learned "on the job." It includes suggestions for developing regulatory submissions and the importance of good writing, doing your "homework" and systematizing work procedures.

Categories: Features, Career Development, Communication

Careers in Regulatory Advertising and Promotion By Dana Huettenmoser, PharmD - Published 19 July 2017

This article provides an overview of Regulatory Advertising and Promotion (RAP) as a career in the pharmaceutical industry and discusses topics such as potential avenues for starting a career in RAP, qualities required to be successful, and some general career advice, including information on post-PharmD RAP fellowships and the benefits to be gained from serving them.

Categories: Features, Advertising and Promotion, Career Development

Regulatory Career Progression By Kamila Kawiak, Kavita Patel - Published 17 July 2017

This article discusses pathways for a career as a regulatory professional and possible career progression from junior to senior to managerial level. It summarizes the skills required for each level and what it takes to move up the corporate ladder. It also provides the responsibilities expected of a regulatory professional in a senior management position.

Categories: Features, Business and Leadership, Career Development, Career Search

Tags: Career Development, Regulatory Profession

FDA Inspections and Outcomes for Oral Solid Dosage (OSD) Manufacturing Facilities By Sharry Arora - Published 14 July 2017

The article discusses various types of current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) inspections conducted by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at oral solid dosage forms manufacturing facilities. It also elaborates on types of inspections, approaches to investigations, limitations of these inspections and major inspection outcomes in the event of deficiencies, including 483s, Warning Letters and Establishment Investigation Reports (EIRs).

Categories: Features, US, FDA, Compliance, Drugs, Manufacturing

Tags: Oral Solid Dosage, OSD, Inspections

Pediatric Legislation, Quality Certificates, Global Regulatory Oversight, Biosimilars and a Preview of July By Gloria Hall - Published 05 July 2017

Feature articles over the past several weeks have highlighted global pediatric activities, certificates for small molecule drug products, the New Drug Application (NDA) process in Egypt and the global debate over naming biological products and biosimilars.

Categories: Features, Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, Oceania, US, EMA, FDA, Health Canada, MHLW, TGA, WHO, Biologics and biotechnology, Clinical, Drugs, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Submission and registration

Tags: Regulatory Focus, Feature Articles

Medicinal Product Registration in Egypt By Shweta Menon - Published 26 June 2017

This article provides an overview of Egypt's New Drug Application (NDA) procedure for imported brand pharmaceutical products, including new chemical entities and biologics. It discusses the various Egyptian Drug Authority (EDA) departments and the required procedures for moving products through registration and into the market.

Categories: Features, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Medical Devices, Submission and registration

Tags: EDA, Egyptian Drug Authority

Syphilis: a Mysterious and Serious Ancient Disease By Max Sherman - Published 13 June 2017

This article alerts regulatory professionals to the continued presence of what may be a "forgotten" disease–syphilis. Although syphilis is unique and may be considered a "relic" of the past, it does not belong in the dust bin of history. To the contrary, regulatory professionals may wish to know more about its controversial medical history, epidemiology and clinical manifestations as syphilis remains a serious public health threat in many parts of the world. These issues in addition to the possible serious consequences of untreated syphilis provide a clear rationale for developing a vaccine.

Categories: Features, Drugs

Identification of Medicinal Products (IDMP) Standards Part 4: Technical Approaches to IDMP By Dieter Schlaps - Published 12 June 2017

This article discusses IT approaches to support a gap analysis and implementation of the upcoming Identification of Medicinal Products (IDMP) standards with regard to generating, collecting and mapping accurate and correct data prior to submission in an effort to prevent delays in a product reaching the market.

Categories: Features, Europe, US, EMA, FDA, ISO, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs

Tags: Identification of Medicinal Products, IDMP

Global Harmonization Initiatives, FDA's User Fee Programs, Pediatric Legislation, Conditional Approvals, Quality Certificates and a Preview of June By Gloria Hall - Published 06 June 2017

The following is a summary of feature articles posted over the past weeks with links and a preview of what's to come in June.

Categories: Features, EMA, FDA, Health Canada, ICH, PMDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Medical Devices, Submission and registration

Tags: Regulatory Focus, Feature Articles

Regulating Pediatric Studies: An EU and US Perspective By Jennifer Sanguedolce, Narissa Mulchan - Published 05 June 2017

This article presents pediatric regulatory activities conducted by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Medicines Agency (EMA) and highlights global harmonization efforts, collaborative discussions and regulations for pediatric clinical trials.

Categories: Features, Europe, US, EMA, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Clinical, Drugs

Quality Certificates for Small Molecule Drug Product Applications for International Regulatory Submissions By Monika Jain, PhD - Published 02 June 2017

This article provides a global overview of the general requirements and issues regulatory professionals may encounter while arranging for a variety of certificates for applications for small molecule drug products to be marketed internationally in the EU, US, Canada, Australia and Japan.

Categories: Features, Japan, Canada, Europe, Oceania, US, EMA, FDA, Health Canada, PMDA, TGA, Drugs, Submission and registration

Tags: Quality Certificates, eCTD, GMP

Medicine's Unsung Heroes By Max Sherman - Published 31 May 2017

This article introduces readers to Boyd Woodruff, a legend in the field of microbiology, and discusses his groundbreaking achievements in antibiotic development and Merck's research laboratories.

Categories: Features, US, Drugs, Research and development

Conditional Approvals for Early Access to New Medications By Sharry Arora - Published 31 May 2017

This article provides insight into Conditional Approvals (CAs) and Conditional Marketing Approvals (CMAs) as developed across several jurisdictions to potentially provide earlier access to new medicines. The author explains the specifics regarding regulatory requirements for obtaining CAs in the European Union (EU), Japan and the US.

Categories: Features, Japan, Europe, US, EMA, FDA, ICH, PMDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Regulatory strategy, Submission and registration

Tags: Conditional approval, Regenerative medicine

Navigating the Medical Device User Fee Act (MDUFA) By Denise Gottfried MS, MBA, RAC, Patricia Maguire, PhD, Angeline Chooi, Adam Eldridge, PhD, Jonathan Gottfried, MBA - Published 25 May 2017

This article examines the benefits for both FDA and the medical device industry derived from "user fees" authorized by the passage of the Medical Device User Fee Act (MDUFA 2002) and its subsequent reauthorizations.

Categories: Features, US, CDRH, Medical Devices, Submission and registration

Tags: MDUFA, Medical Device User Fee Act, 510(k), PMA, User Fees

Challenges Providing Pharmaceutical Products to Syrian Refugees By Zeina Sahloul - Published 24 May 2017

This article discusses the difficulties encountered by medical personnel working with refugees in Syria and delivering pharmaceutical products. It describes relevant regulatory policy and guidance for drug procurement and quality.

Categories: Features, Middle East, WHO, Crisis management, Drugs, Submission and registration

Tags: Syrian Refugee Crisis, Prequalification, UNHCR, Essential Medicines, MSF

ICH Q12 Post Approval Change Management Protocol: Advantages for Consumers, Regulators and Industry By Ajay Babu Pazhayattil, Naheed Sayeed-Desta, Vijayalakshmi Iyer - Published 16 May 2017

This article discusses the latest draft of ICH Q12 and significance of harmonizing regulatory requirements across regional borders. It emphasizes how Post-Approval Change Management Protocol (PACMP) can be used as a tool to improve strategic change management and ensure supply chain reliability.

Categories: Features, Europe, US, FDA, ICH, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Quality

Tags: ICH Q12, Post Approval Change Management Protocol, Quality by Design, QbD

Generic Drug User Fee Act (GDUFA): Overview and Proposed Changes for 2018 By Karla Mark-Lantz, PhD - Published 11 May 2017

This article discusses aspects of the Generic Drug User Fee Act enacted by Congress as part of the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA), including fees, changes enabling FDA to speed up reviews, GDUFA goals and proposed changes and impacts as the first five–year phase concludes in 2017.

Categories: Features, US, FDA, Generic drugs, Submission and registration


Regulatory Harmonization Initiatives By Mukesh Kumar, RAC, Eliane Barras, MSc, Lewis Lau, RAC - Published 09 May 2017

This article provides an overview of global regulatory harmonization initiatives and addresses how various regulatory and other organizations are working toward improving access to medicinal products, such as pharmaceuticals and medical devices, and increasing quality through internationally harmonized inspection standards.

Categories: Features, Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East, Oceania, US, APEC, GHTF, ICH, IMDRF, ISO, OECD, WHO, Biologics and biotechnology, Compliance, Drugs, Medical Devices

Tags: Harmonization