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European Commission Recommends Changes to SmPC, Package Leaflets By Michael Mezher - Published 27 March 2017

The European Commission last week released a report detailing recommendations to improve the information provided to patients and healthcare professionals for approved drugs.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, Drugs, Labeling

Tags: Summary of Product Characteristics, SmPC, Package Leaflet

Updated: Duplicate MAAs: Amgen Wins EU-wide Approval for Two Humira Biosimilars By Zachary Brennan - Published 24 March 2017

The European Commission (EC) on Thursday granted two marketing authorizations for Amgen’s biosimilars to AbbVie's blockbuster biologic Humira (adalimumab), known as Amgevita (adalimumab) and Solymbic (adalimumab).

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, Biologics and biotechnology, Government affairs, Regulatory strategy, Submission and registration

Tags: Humira biosimilar, duplicate MAA, Amgen, Pfizer, Enbrel

EMA Calls to Suspend More Than 300 Drugs due to Unreliable Studies From Indian CRO By Zachary Brennan - Published 24 March 2017

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Friday announced it is recommending the suspension of more than 300 approvals and applications for generic drugs for which bioequivalence studies were conducted by Chennai, India-based contract research organization (CRO) Micro Therapeutic Research Labs.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, Compliance, Generic drugs, Product withdrawl and retirement, Research and development

Tags: Indian CRO, CRO suspension, EMA suspension, generic drugs

European Regulatory Roundup: EMA Reports Year-Long Shortage of BMS Kidney Transplant Drug; UK Rejects Indication-Specific Drug Pricing (23 March 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 23 March 2017

Welcome to our European Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top EU regulatory news.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, MHRA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Reimbursement, Veterinary products

Tags: EU Regulatory Roundup, European Regulatory Roundup, Regulatory Roundup

European Regulatory Roundup: EMA’s PRAC Seeks to Suspend Four Imaging Agents (16 March 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 16 March 2017

Welcome to our European Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top EU regulatory news.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, MHRA, Biologics and biotechnology, Clinical, Drugs, Government affairs

Tags: PRAC, imaging agents, data protection, neutropenic enterocolitis

UK on Brexit Implications: ‘Significant Benefits’ to Remain Part of EMA By Zachary Brennan - Published 14 March 2017

The UK government’s EU External Affairs Subcommittee on Tuesday published a report on the implications of Brexit on trade, noting that there may be “significant benefits” in continuing UK participation in the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, MHRA, NICE, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs

Tags: Brexit, UK in EMA, House of Lords

Regulatory Recon: Alexion to Lay Off More Than 200; FDA Approves Novartis Breast Cancer Treatment (14 March 2017) By Zachary Brennan - Published 14 March 2017

Welcome to Regulatory Recon, a daily regulatory news and intelligence briefing.

Categories: News, Asia, Canada, Europe, US, DOJ, EC, EMA, FDA, Health Canada, MHRA, NICE, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices

Tags: Regulatory Reconnaissance, Regulatory, Links, News, Regulatory News, Regulatory Intelligence, FDA News, EMA News

EU Industry Groups Urge Caution on Biosimilar Switching By Zachary Brennan - Published 09 March 2017

Three EU biopharmaceutical industry groups are offering key considerations to physicians when switching from a biologic reference product to its biosimilar or from one biosimilar of a reference product to another, according to a new position paper released on Thursday.

Categories: Europe, EC, EMA, Biologics and biotechnology, Compliance, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: biosimilars, biosimilar switching, regulatory requirements biosimilars

Pharma Inspection Co-operation Scheme Criticizes Plan to Lower GMP Requirements for ATMPs By Zachary Brennan - Published 06 March 2017

The regulatory group known as the Pharmaceutical Inspection Co-operation Scheme (PIC/S) said in a letter released this week that it is “unanimously concerned” about the public health and safety impact of a new European Commission guideline that would lower good manufacturing practice (GMP) requirements for advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs).

Categories: News, Asia, Canada, Europe, US, EC, FDA, Health Canada, MHRA, TGA, WHO, Crisis management, Government affairs, Manufacturing

Tags: PIC/S, good manufacturing practice for ATMP, European Commission consultation

IMDRF Offers a Preview of Next Week’s Vancouver Meeting By Zachary Brennan - Published 06 March 2017

Members of the International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF) will meet next week in Vancouver for the group’s 11th meeting. Presentations on updates from members located in the US, EU, Brazil, Australia, as well as updates on IMDRF working groups were unveiled recently.

Categories: News, Asia, Canada, Europe, US, Anvisa, EC, FDA, IMDRF, TGA, WHO, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy, Submission and registration

Tags: IMDRF, MDR, IVDR, MDUFA, Cures

MDR and IVDR: the Potential for a 28-Agency, 22-Language Regulatory Process for Medical Devices in the EU By Rod Ruston - Published 03 March 2017

This article provides detail in the MDR and IVDR which seems to have escaped observation. Yet, the detail could have far-reaching implications. What follows is in both the MDR and IVDR, and so in the pursuit of clarity, all references are restricted to the MDR.

Categories: Features, Europe, EC, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices, Submission and registration

Tags: Medical Device Regulation, In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulation, MDR, IVDR

New Report Investigates Drivers of Off-Label Prescribing in the EU By Zachary Brennan - Published 03 March 2017

A lack of incentives to go through the marketing authorization process to extend certain drug labels, as well as pricing and reimbursement issues, were cited as some of the varied drivers of off-label prescription drug use in the EU, according to a new report from the European Commission.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, Drugs, Government affairs

Tags: EU, off-label drugs, off-label prescribing

European Regulatory Roundup: EU Trade Groups Propose Criteria for Deciding EMA’s New Home (2 March 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 02 March 2017

Welcome to our European Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top EU regulatory news.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs

Tags: EFPIA, veterinary drugs, Eudravigilance

US and EU Forge Landmark Agreement to Mutually Recognize Drug Manufacturing Inspections By Zachary Brennan - Published 02 March 2017

After wrangling over the details of trade secrets and inspection differences, the US and EU on Thursday finally announced they have agreed to mutually recognize one another’s pharmaceutical manufacturing inspections – a deal likely to lead to less duplicative inspections and lower costs on both sides of the Atlantic.

Categories: News, Europe, US, EC, EMA, FDA, Drugs, Government affairs, Manufacturing, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: GMP inspections, EMA and FDA initiatives, mutual recognition agreements, US-EU international agreement

EC Unveils Revised Guideline on Pharmaceutical Excipients By Zachary Brennan - Published 28 February 2017

The European Commission on Tuesday opened for public comment a revised guideline concerning the list of excipients, defined as any constituents of a medicinal product other than the active substance and the packaging material, which must be included on the labeling of medicines, as well as the way in which these excipients must be indicated. 

Categories: News, US, EC, EMA, Compliance, Drugs, Quality

Tags: excipients, excipient guideline, European Commission guidance

EMA Fees to Rise Beginning on 1 April By Michael Mezher - Published 28 February 2017

Beginning on 1 April 2017, the fees collected by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) from applicants and market authorization holders will increase by 1.2%, in line with the inflation rate in the EU for 2016.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Submission and registration

Tags: Fees

Final Versions of EU MDR, IVD Released, Voting Begins Next Month By Michael Mezher - Published 23 February 2017

Device manufacturers looking to abide by the EU's new medical device and in vitro diagnostic regulations take note: The EU's overhaul of its framework is here.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices

EU Court of Justice Clarifies Product Liability for Notified Bodies By Michael Mezher - Published 20 February 2017

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) last week issued its long-awaited judgement on a case that heavily influenced the new revisions of the EU's Medical Device Directives.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, Medical Devices, Quality

Tags: European Court of Justice, TÜV Rheinland, PIP Breast Implants, Notified Bodies

EC Will Not Offer a Timeline for Phasing Out Non-Human Primate Research By Zachary Brennan - Published 17 February 2017

The European Commission and its Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) released a preliminary opinion earlier this month reiterating the consensus that, when alternatives do not exist, appropriate use of non-human primates (NHPs) remains essential to some biomedical and biological research, as well as for the safety assessment of pharmaceuticals.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, Compliance, Crisis management, Drugs, Ethics, Government affairs, Human cell and tissue, Medical Devices, Preclinical

Tags: animal research, drug safety testing, non-human primates, European Commission Opinion

Transparency Push: EMA to Revise Policy on Document Access By Zachary Brennan - Published 17 February 2017

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Friday proposed a revision to its policy on accessing documents, extending the scope to include corporate documents, and increasing the publication of clinical data for pharmaceuticals.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, Biologics and biotechnology, Clinical, Drugs, Due Diligence, Government affairs

Tags: pharmaceutical data transparency, EMA transparency

European Regulatory Roundup: House of Lords Backs Change to Drug Pricing Bill to Appease Pharma Industry (16 February 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 16 February 2017

Welcome to our European Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top EU regulatory news.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, MHRA, Biologics and biotechnology, Business and Leadership, Government affairs

Tags: European regulatory roundup, biosimilars, Brexit

European Regulatory Roundup: ENVI Calls to for EMA Budget Reserves in Case of Brexit Volatility (9 February 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 09 February 2017

Welcome to our European Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top EU regulatory news.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs

Tags: European regulatory roundup, Brexit, ENVI, aripiprazole, Hospira

MHRA Looks to Increase Medical Device Fees By Michael Mezher - Published 06 February 2017

The UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) on Monday said it will move ahead with a proposal to increase and add to the fees it charges device makers and notified bodies.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, MHRA, Clinical, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices

Tags: Fees, Notified Bodies

Challenges Surrounding the Development and Manufacturing of ATMPs Continue By Zachary Brennan - Published 03 February 2017

The experience of conducting clinical trials with advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs) in a real-world clinical setting, according to a new European Medicines Agency (EMA) summary of a conference discussion, can mean “battling multiple and often ridiculous barriers.”

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, Biologics and biotechnology, Blood, Combination products, Manufacturing

Tags: ATMPs, EMA conferences

European Regulatory Roundup: Lead Brexiteer Muddies Waters on UK-EMA Relationship (2 February 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 02 February 2017

Welcome to our European Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top EU regulatory news.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: Brexit, Jeremy Hunt, David Davis, Guido Rasi