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Any modification to the drug substance manufacturing process such as facility / equipment changes, synthetic route changes etc. has the potential to affect the final drug product’s quality / efficacy / safety.
As said and done for many times till now, the United Sates Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has set a compliance deadline for eCTD (electronic common technical document) submissions. The deadline for the first phase is on 5th May 2017 and for the second phase, it is on 5th May 2018. What’s there to reconsider now?
Ever since the Hatch-Waxman Act came into being, the generic drugs have saved billions for both patients and healthcare systems alike and accounted for 88% of the prescription drugs sale in the United States alone.
As we all are aware, the United States Food and Drug Administration’s (US FDA’s) electronic Common Technical Document (eCTD) requirement is nearing the deadline.
Is it the clinical pharmacology section of generic drugs and biologic’s labels requiring your attention? Are you chalking out a plan to gather the related data? Then it is the time you should know about Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) finalized guidance on labeling. Here’s a quick overview.
What is Clinical Pharmacology?
Do you know? The United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) has mandated that certain Regulatory submission types (NDA, BLA, and ANDA) should be filed in electronic Common Technical Document (eCTD) format beginning May 5, 2017.
Japan has a unique set of processes and agencies for the regulation of drugs. The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) and Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) are the two main Regulatory Agencies that oversee the approvals of the drugs as per the regulatory prerequisites in Japan.
Investigational New Drug (IND) Filing Process
Recently FDA has confirmed announcement of a major and final rule of labeling coming in July 2016 that will entail new guidelines for updating labels of generic drugs in terms of safety information. Announcing this final rule, FDA intends to make the process of label update easier for generic drug companies.
Influence of Present Rule
FDA published a guidance in May 2015 announcing a deadline for electronic submission of active DMFs. As per these guidelines, DMF holders are required to submit the baseline submission that generally includes the Module 1, 2 and 3 of the present submissions. This submission should also take account of the most recent paper submissions if any.
Today regulatory terms like eCTD, ASPPs, CANDA, SPL, MAA and NDA to name a few are the buzz words in the world of regulatory compliance. While each terminology indicates the inception of the cutting edge technology; they also come with some downright challenges for the life sciences companies.
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