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In July 2019, the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines and Healthcare (EDQM) has announced that eCTD format shall be mandatory for all Certificate of Suitability to the monographs of the European Pharmacopoeia (CEP) applications including notifications, revisions, renewals and new applications.
Aligning with all the global health authorities, the Jordan Food and Drug Administration (JFDA), too, has started accepting marketing authorization submissions in electronic common technical document (eCTD) from March 1, 2019. The new format – JO eCTD Format – has similar elements of other health authorities eCTD formats? Obviously not.
It is well known that, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been working to implement the transition of biological products which are currently approved as drug products and are ‘deemed to be licensed’ as biologics under the Public Health Service Act on March 23, 2020.
Drug development is no cakewalk. Pharmaceutical companies are obliged to prove drug safety and efficacy to Regulatory authorities at every single stage of drug development. Based on the authority’s approval or disapproval only, the companies can further go into later stages of drug development and/or can relook into the entire developmental process.
In December 2018, the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) published the final guidance on Manufacturing Site Change Supplements: Content and Submission. Replacing the 2015 draft guidance, the final guidance clarifies the responsibilities of medical device manufacturers who are willing to change their manufacturing site for an approved device.
Biological medicinal products have become the promising solutions in the prevention and treatment of several life-threatening, chronic diseases and health conditions. Realizing this scope, several pharmaceutical companies are venturing into producing biological products like never before.
Health Canada (HC) announced the revision of the validation rules for Regulatory transactions in electronic Common Technical Document (eCTD) format and published them as Version 4.4 on March 6, 2019.
For the third time in a row, the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has extended the compliance date for Type III Drug Master Files (DMFs) to be submitted in electronic Common Technical Document (eCTD) format.
The impact of Brexit has been a major topic for debates amongst the industry experts for the past two years. It has left companies on both the sides, the United Kingdom (UK) and Europe, hanging on a loose thread. As the date of Brexit is drawing closer, industries are aggressively looking for contingency plans for sustaining their business, if the UK leaves with a ‘no-deal’.
The life sciences industry is ever-changing and evolving. It’s the same in the year 2018. A lot of mandatory changes have been made to the regulations, and a lot of guidance documents have been released pertaining to the best Regulatory practices of consumer healthcare, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, which are expected to impact the industry in a positive way.
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