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    Asia Regulatory Roundup: Australia Scraps Target Date for Processing GMP Applications (25 April 2017)

    Welcome to our Asia Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top regulatory news in Asia. TGA Scraps 15-day Target for Processing GMP Clearance Applications Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has scrapped its 15-day target timeframe for processing good manufacturing practice (GMP) clearance filings. The target is a long-standing part of TGA’s guidelines for overseas manufacturers, but has become progressively harder to achieve as the volum...
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    Asia Regulatory Roundup: India Looks to Reform Drug Pricing Legislation (18 April 2017)

    Welcome to our Asia Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top regulatory news in Asia. India Forms Leadership Group to Reform Drug Pricing Legislation, NPPA India has convened a committee to consider reforms to drug pricing legislation and the agency that enforces the rules. Officials at the Department of Pharmaceuticals took the step in response to feedback from regulators and industry about the shortcomings of the existing pricing legislation and mech...
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    Asia Regulatory Roundup: India Offers Fast-Track Approvals to HIV, Hepatitis Combo Products (28 March 2017)

    Welcome to our Asia Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top regulatory news in Asia. India Offers Fast-Track Approvals to HIV, Hepatitis Combination Products The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) is offering fast-track approvals to combination products to treat HIV and hepatitis B and C. DCGI Dr GN Singh is prepared to waive the need to run clinical trials and truncate the regulatory submission process to cut the time it takes for sponsors to br...
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    Asia Regulatory Roundup: India Proposes Platform to Monitor Drug Supply Chain (21 March 2017)

    Welcome to our Asia Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top regulatory news in Asia. India Proposes Electronic Platform to Monitor Drug Supply Chain The Indian government is proposing to create an electronic platform to monitor the drug supply chain. Officials want all manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies to register on the platform and upload details of batches they supply and receive in an attempt to raise drug standards in India. India’s Mini...
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    Asia Regulatory Roundup: Pfizer Asks TGA to Rethink Timeline for Biologics AE Reporting (14 March 2017)

    Welcome to our Asia Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top regulatory news in Asia. Pfizer Asks TGA to Rethink Proposed Timeline for Biological Adverse Event Reporting Pfizer has asked the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia to reconsider proposed timelines for reporting adverse events related to biologicals. The drugmaker wants TGA to mirror the reporting requirements for other medicines, rather than introduce the tighter timelines i...
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    Asia Regulatory Roundup: TGA Increases Inspections Following Adoption of Risk-Based Approach (7 March 2017)

    Welcome to our Asia Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top regulatory news in Asia. TGA Steps up Initial GMP Inspections After Adopting Risk-Based Approach The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia has increased initial inspections of drug manufacturing plants at home and overseas. TGA reported double-digit increases in the number of initial inspections of local and foreign firms in the back half of last year following the introduction ...
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    Asia Regulatory Roundup: J&J, Novartis and Pfizer Comment on Australian Risk Management Proposals (28 February 2017)

    Welcome to our Asia Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top regulatory news in Asia. J&J, Novartis and Pfizer Comment on TGA Risk Management Proposals Johnson & Johnson, Novartis and Pfizer say they are broadly in favor of the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s (TGA) proposed framework for risk-management plans, but have some specific suggestions as to how it can be improved. TGA released version 3.0 of its guidance on risk management plans for medic...
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    Asia Regulatory Roundup: India Asks China to Expedite GMP Inspection to Resolve a Drug Shortage (14 February 2016)

    Welcome to our Asia Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top regulatory news in Asia. India Asks China to Expedite GMP Inspections, Resolving Essential Medicine Shortage India has resolved the shortage of a rare disease drug after asking China to expedite the inspection of a manufacturer of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) made the cross-border intervention to accelerate the resumption of API supply ...
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    Asia Regulatory Roundup: CFDA Offers Technical Guidance on Clinical Trials (24 January 2017)

    Welcome to our Asia Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top regulatory news in Asia. CFDA Posts Comprehensive Technical Guidance on Clinical Trials China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has released technical guidance on clinical trials, walking drug developers through the entire clinical research process, from preparing to run a first-in-human trial to designing post-marketing and pharmacogenomic studies. CFDA has created the document to provide ...
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    Asia Regulatory Roundup: China Unveils Reforms to Simplify Supply Chains, Lower Drug Costs (18 January 2017)

    Welcome to our Asia Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top regulatory news in Asia. China Unveils Reforms to Simplify Supply Chains, Lower Drug Costs China has unveiled reforms designed to drive down the cost of drugs while simplifying the supply chain between manufacturers and patients. The proposed model requires manufacturers to sell to a distributor that then sells to the medical institution, as opposed to having a product pass through multiple supply ...
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    Asia Regulatory Roundup: CFDA Offers Draft Guidance on Generic Drug Manufacturing Inspections (3 January 2017)

    Welcome to our Asia Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top regulatory news in Asia. TGA Ends OTC Status of Codeine Drugs Following Review The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia has reclassified codeine-containing drugs as prescription-only medicines. TGA decided to prohibit over-the-counter (OTC) sales of products containing codeine after reviewing the safety and efficacy of the painkiller and assessing how it is handled by foreign r...
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    Asia Regulatory Roundup: India Adopts Risk-Based Approach to Biologic Licenses (20 December 2016)

    Welcome to our Asia Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top regulatory news in Asia. India Adopts Risk-Based Approach to Biologic Licenses, Ending Mandatory Inspections The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has scrapped the need for manufacturers to undergo a joint inspection before receiving certain biologics licenses. Instead of conducting pre-approval visits, Indian regulators will award Form 29 licenses within three days of receiving applications ...