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Asia Regulatory Roundup: India Applies Price Controls on Stents (21 February 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 21 February 2017

Welcome to our Asia Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top regulatory news in Asia.

Categories: News, Asia, CDSCO, TGA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs

Tags: stents in India, substandard drugs, complementary medicines

China Works to Reduce Massive Backlog of Clinical Trial and Marketing Applications By Zachary Brennan - Published 15 February 2017

China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) is facing increasing pressure as a backlog of pharmaceutical marketing and clinical trial applications grow, though trial standards there are approaching those of international standards, according to a perspective published in Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology on Tuesday.

Categories: News, China, CFDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Clinical, Compliance, Drugs, Government affairs

Tags: CFDA, clinical trials in China, drug approvals in China

CFDI's Global Drug Inspection Trend Study Offers Regulatory Updates and Opinions By Yingying Liu, Siegfried Schmitt - Published 15 February 2017

To help keep regulatory professionals up-to-date on current thinking by global regulatory agencies, the Chinese Center of Food and Drug Inspection (CFDI) released a new electronic journal covering hot topics and developments in international drug manufacturing inspections. This article summarizes the key points including regulatory thinking and opinions from global regulatory authorities and organizations; timely updates on regulations, guidance, regulatory measures and changes; and inspection case analysis through observations by various international regulatory authorities.

Categories: Features, China, CFDA, FDA, WHO, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence

Tags: Chinese Center of Food and Drug Inspection, CFDI

Asia Regulatory Roundup: India Asks China to Expedite GMP Inspection to Resolve a Drug Shortage (14 February 2016) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 14 February 2017

Welcome to our Asia Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top regulatory news in Asia.

Categories: News, Asia, CDSCO, CFDA, TGA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs, Manufacturing

Tags: Asia Regulatory Roundup, drug shortage, GMP inspection, India online portal

CDRH and CDER Send Warning Letters to Six Asian Companies By Zachary Brennan - Published 14 February 2017

The flurry of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning letters continued on Tuesday with the release of six new warning letters for pharmaceutical and medical device companies in China, India, Taiwan and Japan.

Categories: News, Asia, US, FDA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, Drugs, Government affairs, Manufacturing, Medical Devices, Quality

Tags: warning letters, China drug manufacturing, India drug manufacturing

PMDA Head Talks Priorities for 'Rational Medicine' By Michael Mezher - Published 10 February 2017

The head of Japan's Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA), Tatsuya Kondo, on Thursday released a paper discussing his vision for a patient-centric, regulatory science-driven and evidence-based system for medicine in Japan.

Categories: News, Japan, MHLW, PMDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Medical Devices, Postmarket surveillance

Tags: Tatsuya Kondo, Rational Medicine, Regulatory Science

ICH Offers Updates on New Members, Progress on Guidelines By Zachary Brennan - Published 08 February 2017

The International Council on Harmonisation (ICH) has added new observers and members, as well as updates on different guidance documents discussed at its November meeting in Japan, according to meeting minutes released Wednesday.

Categories: News, Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East, US, ICH, Biologics and biotechnology, Compliance, Drugs, Quality, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: ANVISA, BIO, MFDS, CECMED, MCC, S11, GCP, regulatory guidance

EMA Explains How it Supports Article 58 Applications By Michael Mezher - Published 07 February 2017

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Tuesday released a document discussing the regulatory support available to drugmakers looking to submit applications via the Article 58 procedure in an attempt to increase access to medicines in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Categories: News, Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East, EMA, WHO, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Regulatory strategy

Tags: Article 58, Scientific Advice, Business Pipeline Meeting

Asia Regulatory Roundup: India Adopts New Medical Device Regulations (7 February 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 07 February 2017

Welcome to our Asia Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top regulatory news in Asia.

Categories: News, Asia, CDSCO, CFDA, MFDS, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: India medical device regulations, DRAP, TFDA

Regulatory Intelligence, Leading Edge Technology, Compliance Strategy, Scientific Research and a Preview of February By Gloria Hall - Published 06 February 2017

The following is a summary of feature articles posted over the past weeks with links and a preview of what's to come in February.

Categories: Features, China, Canada, Europe, US, CFDA, EMA, FDA, Health Canada, Biologics and biotechnology, Compliance, Drugs, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Submission and registration

Tags: Regulatory Focus, Feature Articles, Feature Summary

CFDA Publishes Four Draft Guidances on Inspections of Generic Drug Development By Yingying Liu, Siegfried Schmitt - Published 06 February 2017

This article provides the details of four draft guidances published on 21 December 2016 by the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) regarding on-site inspection of generic drugs, including how CFDA will be evaluating their quality and efficacy and possible inspection outcomes and the responsibilities of 31 local province level FDA inspection teams in China.

Categories: Features, China, CFDA, Clinical, Compliance, Generic drugs, Prescription drugs

Tags: Draft Guidance

Asia Regulatory Roundup: CFDA Offers Guidance on Security of Connected Devices (31 January 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 31 January 2017

Welcome to our Asia Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top regulatory news in Asia.

Categories: News, Asia, CDSCO, CFDA, MHLW, PMDA, TGA, Drugs, Government affairs, Medical Devices

Tags: CFDA guidance, DCGI, DRAP, Pakistan stents

FDA Warns Five Medical Device, Three Pharma Companies By Zachary Brennan - Published 31 January 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday released warning letters for five medical device companies and three pharmaceutical firms located in India, China, Canada, Korea, Germany and Italy – further revealing the depth of the agency’s international work.

Categories: News, Asia, Canada, Europe, US, FDA, Drugs, Medical Devices, Quality

Tags: warning letters

Small Organizations, Big Regulatory Strategy By Angela Johnson, MSE, PMP, RAC - Published 30 January 2017

This article discusses how small and young organizations, including start-ups, build powerful regulatory strategy programs that complement their research and business development efforts. Established businesses also can learn from their innovative approaches. These include navigating incentives, understanding and utilizing technology tools for regulatory intelligence like social media and crowdsourcing, and embracing a team mentality to build agile and efficient regulatory programs with a strong underlying alignment with business development.

Categories: Features, Asia, Europe, US, EMA, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Regulatory strategy, Submission and registration

Tags: Regulatory Strategy, SMEs

EMA Recommends Two Amgen Humira Biosimilars By Zachary Brennan - Published 27 January 2017

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) on Thursday recommended eight medicines for approval, including two Amgen biosimilars for AbbVie’s blockbuster Humira (adalimumab).

Categories: News, Asia, Europe, US, EC, EMA, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology

Tags: Humira, Amgen, AbbVie, blockbuster drugs

FDA Bans Imports of Piston Syringes From Nipro’s Thailand Site By Zachary Brennan - Published 25 January 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday added Nipro’s Thailand site to a list of companies barred from shipping supplies of medical devices to the US because of a lack of quality.

Categories: News, Asia, US, FDA, Crisis management, Medical Devices, Quality

Tags: Nipro, piston syringes, FDA import alert

Asia Regulatory Roundup: CFDA Offers Technical Guidance on Clinical Trials (24 January 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 24 January 2017

Welcome to our Asia Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top regulatory news in Asia.

Categories: News, Asia, Oceania, CDSCO, CFDA, TGA, Biologics and biotechnology, Clinical, Drugs, Medical Devices

Tags: Asia Regulatory Roundup, clinical trial guidance, import licenses, advisory committees

WTO Makes Permanent a Way to Help Poor Countries Gain Access to Generics via Compulsory Licenses By Zachary Brennan - Published 23 January 2017

The World Trade Organization (WTO) on Monday officially amended its Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) agreement to allow developing countries facing public health problems and lacking the capacity to produce generic drugs the ability to obtain such medicines from third country producers under "compulsory licensing" arrangements. 

Categories: News, Asia, Canada, Europe, US, Generic drugs, Ethics, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: WTO, TRIPS, compulsory licenses, generic drugs

Regulatory Recon: New Global Pharma Head for GSK; Pharma CEOs Discuss Trump (20 January 2017) By Zachary Brennan - Published 20 January 2017

Welcome to Regulatory Recon, a daily regulatory news and intelligence briefing.

Categories: News, Asia, Canada, Europe, US, EMA, FDA, Health Canada, NICE, Biologics and biotechnology, Combination products, Drugs, Human cell and tissue, Medical Devices

Tags: Regulatory Reconnaissance, Regulatory, Links, News, Regulatory News, Regulatory Intelligence, FDA News, EMA News

Asia Regulatory Roundup: China Unveils Reforms to Simplify Supply Chains, Lower Drug Costs (18 January 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 18 January 2017

Welcome to our Asia Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top regulatory news in Asia.

Categories: News, China, India, Oceania, CDSCO, CFDA, TGA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, In vitro diagnostics, Medical Devices

Tags: Asia Regulatory Roundup, Regulatory Roundup

FDA Warns One Japanese, One Chinese Drugmaker By Michael Mezher - Published 18 January 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday released warning letters sent to Japanese drugmaker Sato Yakuhin Kogyo Co. Ltd. and Chinese drugmaker Suzhou Pharmaceutical Technology Co., Ltd. earlier this month.

Categories: News, China, Japan, US, FDA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, Compliance, Drugs, Manufacturing, Quality

Tags: Warning Letter, Data Integrity, Import Alert

ICH Offers Reflection Paper on Good Clinical Practice Revisions By Zachary Brennan - Published 12 January 2017

The International Council for Harmonisation (ICH) on Thursday opened for comment a new reflection paper on Good Clinical Practice (GCP), part of a plan to modernize ICH guidelines on clinical trial design, planning, management and conduct.

Categories: News, Asia, Canada, US, ICH, Clinical, Quality, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: Good Clinical Practice, ICH guidance, ICH E6, ICH E8

Asia Regulatory Roundup: CFDA Offers Guidance on Device Quality Control (10 January 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 10 January 2017

Welcome to our Asia Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top regulatory news in Asia.

Categories: News, Asia, CDSCO, CFDA, PMDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Medical Devices

Tags: AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck, CDSCO, codeine

International Generic Drug Regulators Outline Plans for Collaboration Through 2020 By Zachary Brennan - Published 09 January 2017

As further cross-border harmonization among pharmaceutical regulators takes shape, the International Generic Drug Regulators Programme (IGDRP) has laid out its priorities that will take the group through the next four years.

Categories: News, Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, US, Anvisa, CFDA, EC, EMA, FDA, Health Canada, ICH, Medsafe, MHLW, PMDA, TGA, WHO, Generic drugs, Due Diligence, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: generic drug regulation, COFEPRIS, DMFs, ASMFs

FDA Warns Wockhardt for Destroying CGMP Documents, Other Violations By Zachary Brennan - Published 03 January 2017

The beleaguered Indian drug manufacturer Wockhardt is in trouble again with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this time for destroying current good manufacturing practice (CGMP) documents, among a list of other major violations.

Categories: News, Asia, FDA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, Compliance, Crisis management, Drugs, Due Diligence, Manufacturing

Tags: warning letter, Wockhardt, CGMP