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In January 2006, the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) introduced Structured Product Labeling (SPL) format for submitting product and facility information and changes to label submissions. The shift towards the new electronic format was aimed at uniformly informing patients, physicians, pharmacists, and the agency about the label content.
The Korean beauty market is valued at USD 13 billion, making it one of the top 10 beauty markets in the world and offering a pool of business opportunities for manufacturers. Most of the brands are successful in South Korea because rather than sticking to the classic brands, consumers prefer trying new products to suit their daily skin care routine.
With each year, Life Sciences industry is transforming in unpredictable ways, of course it is to better the end-user’s safety. The industry is progressing with technological advancements and the health authorities are equally striving to upgrade the existing Regulatory frameworks to align with market requirements.
Demand for cosmetics is consistently growing, worldwide. All thanks to the online product sale, increased beauty consciousness and younger generation’s lifestyle standards.
The National Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA) of Brazil, on 22 November 2018, published a new standard - Resolution RDC 250/2018 related to the Official Gazette of the Union. The new resolution, related to Cosmetics labeling, was passed to enhance the agility of the cosmetics sector in Brazil and reduce the cost of labeling processes to the organizations.
Be it a drug, device, cosmetic or food product, it is essential to convey the product information with respect to its usage, indications, warnings and other crucial aspects that are informative and beneficial to the end-user.
Lack of clarity on indications and uninformed usage of drugs and biological products may lead to unforeseen adversities, which might in turn affect manufacturers / sponsors through financial penalties and legal actions.
Effective communication can bridge information gaps between two different ends of a process. With so many processes involved and with a need to communicate accurate safety information to the end user, the Pharmaceutical industry must employ utmost caution when taking its products to market.
In a recent study in Canada, it was observed, “1 in 9 emergency cases were related to drug adverse events, and as many as 68% of those were preventable”. Prevention is better than cure. Having learnt that, the first and foremost task for the companies is to look at the ways that prevent the adverse events?
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