On 4 May 2018, the European Medicines Agency (“EMA”) published another updated version of the guidance document on pre-authorisation for users of the centralised procedure. The document contains revisions regarding the EMA marketing authorisation application numbers. It also includes changes related to oral explanations during the assessment procedure of the marketing authorisation application. Background The
Despite earlier recommendations to the contrary, as of 1 January 2018 all types of EU mutual recognition procedure (“MRP”) submissions should be made in electronic Common Technical Document format (“eCTD format”).
The European Medicines Agency has published a checklist for applicants seeking qualification of novel methodologies.
The European Medicines Agency has published a guidance document for assessors written in questions-and-answers. It should be read in combination with the explanatory note to GVP module VII.
Earlier today, FDA announced that it has determined that the regulatory authorities of Austria, Croatia, France, Italy, Malta, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom are “capable of conducting inspections of [pharmaceutical] manufacturing facilities that meet FDA requirements,” and that the Agency will begin relying “on the inspectional data obtained by these eight regulatory agencies” immediately.
Agnès Saint-Raymond, MD, Head of International Affairs at the European Medicines Agency (“EMA”), recently urged pharmaceutical companies to be “proactive” in preparing for Brexit, as there is still uncertainty around a potential Brexit transition period.
On 22 September 2017, the European Medicines Agency (“EMA”) published an external guidance document concerning the implementation of Policy 0070 on the publication of clinical data for medicinal products for human use.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the European Medicines Agency (EMA), and the European Commission – DG Sante (DG Sante), signed a new confidentiality commitment which expands the scope of the current confidentiality arrangements that apply to the cooperative law enforcement activities conducted by the regulators. The new confidentiality commitment allows the regulators to share
European Medicines Agency (EMA) has released a business continuity plan dealing with the potential implications of Brexit. EMA, which is currently established in London, will be required to transfer the Agency’s headquarters to another EU Member State. With the aim to conserve Agency’s capacities to protect public and animal health, EMA has issued a press
With the negotiations for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU formally under way, the UK healthcare sector is calling on the UK Government to make patient safety and access to medicines a priority in negotiations – and it appears from a recent letter to the Financial Times (FT) that Government ministers are listening. On 3
In March 2017, the European Medicines Agency organised a workshop concerning personalised medicine. The results of the workshop have just been published. The workshop discussed the views of patients, healthcare professionals and payers regarding personalised medicine. During the workshop future challenges and related actions, that should be taken regarding personalised medicine, were identified. The challenges
In an effort to help assessors evaluate initial marketing authorization applications, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has taken the initiative to extend the use of “early background summaries”.
On March, 1st 2017, by Order of its Vice-President, the Court of Justice of the EU (“CJEU”) upheld the suspension of the release to third parties of a clinical study report concerning the medicinal product Translarna granted by the General Court in July 2016. On the same day, by Order of its Vice-President, the CJEU
Starting in April 2017, the European Medicines Agency (“EMA”) will expand the Multinational Assessment Team (“MNAT”) Initiative to post-authorisation assessments. From this date, the MNAT Initiative will allow national competent authorities not only to participate actively in the development of new medicinal products, but also to be involved in the extensions of marketing authorisations for
In February 2017, the European Medicines Agency (“EMA”) will launch a pilot project to provide tailored scientific advice for the development of new biosimilars, i.e. biological medicinal products that are similar to a reference biological medicinal product authorised in the EU.
On 19 December 2016, the European Medicines Agency (“EMA”) published an updated version of the EMA guidance document concerning post-authorisation procedural advice for users of the centralised procedure (“the guidance document”). Background The aim of this guidance document is to enable marketing authorisation holders (“MAHs”) to submit post-authorisation applications which are in conformity with applicable
On 8 December 2016, the European Medicines Agency (“EMA”) organised a workshop in collaboration with the European Commission to gather the views and proposals from stakeholders on the adaptive pathways approach. The aim of the workshop was to gather stakeholder feedback in light of the practical experience gained during the adaptive pathways pilot project EMA
On 9 December 2016, the European Medicines Agency (“EMA”) organised a webinar for industry associations. At the webinar, the EMA presented an update concerning the implementation of the EMA policy on publication of clinical data for medicinal products for human use (“Policy 0070”) and revisions to the guidance to industry. Among the new elements introduced
On 15 November 2016, the European Medicines Agency (“EMA”) opened for public consultation its updated Guideline on strategies to identify and mitigate risks related to first-in-human and early clinical trials with investigational medicinal products. The EMA has revised the Guideline, in cooperation with the European Commission and the EU Member States, to further improve the
On 7 October 2016, the European Medicines Agency (“EMA”) issued a press release to announce the adoption by the Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (“CVMP”) of the revised CVMP strategy on antimicrobials for the period 2016-2020. Background The present revision of the CVMP strategy on antimicrobials seeks to take into account the scientific
On 13 October 2016, the European Medicines Agency (“EMA”) opened for public consultation the Guideline concerning clinical investigation of medicinal products in the paediatric population, which has been revised to include a new addendum (“R1”). The public consultation opened following the approval of this draft guideline by the International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements
On 10 October 2016, the European Medicines Agency’s (“EMA”) Management Board adopted a reflection paper on the development of a new European Union medicines web portal. The reflection paper sets out a vision for this new portal and its expected benefits. It also details the means to achieve this vision. Background The new portal, taking
On 26 September 2016, a new EU-US collaboration between the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was announced. This new collaboration is intended to contribute to sharing experiences and best practices on the approach of the two regulators to the development and scientific evaluation of medicines for rare
On 21 September 2016, the European Medicines Agency (“EMA”) issued a press release to announce that the assessment it carried out along with competent authorities in the EU Member States have confirmed that patients who take plasma-derived or urine-derived medicines do not face increased risk of contamination with the Zika virus. Background Plasma-derived medicines, manufactured