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Jan 05

New FDA Guidances for December 2017

By Michelle Villasmil, Ph.D., RAC (US), Regulatory Scientist II at Cato Research FDA draft and final guidances released from CDER, CBER, and CDRH in December 2017 are posted. In addition, upcoming advisory committee meetings are listed below with links to more information. Special Interest Guidances/Information Date Posted Labeling for Combined Hormonal Contraceptives – Draft Guidance …

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Jan 18

What’s New Health Canada? Jan 2017

By Amelie Rodrigue-Way, Ph.D., RAC (CAN), Associate Director, Regulatory Strategy, and Christine Straccini, B.Sc., Regulatory Associate; Cato Research Canada   What’s New in: Therapeutic Products Directorate: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/prodpharma/update-miseajour/index-eng.php Biologics and Genetic Therapies Directorate: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/brgtherap/update-miseajour/index-eng.php Medical Devices: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/md-im/update-miseajour/index-eng.php Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/prodnatur/new-neuf-eng.php     Health Canada New Guidance Documents (Drugs and Biologics): October – …

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Oct 12

New FDA Guidances for September 2016

By Sheila R. Plant, Ph.D., R.A.C., Regulatory Scientist at Cato Research FDA draft and final guidances, released from CDER, CBER, and CDRH in September 2016, are posted. In addition, upcoming advisory committee meetings to be held in the next month are listed below with links to more information.   Special Interest Guidances/Information Date Posted Q7 …

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Sep 21

The Current Implementation of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) Implementation Plan and Rare Disease Drugs

What is the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA)? In November 2013 the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA) was signed into law with the intent to decrease incidence of counterfeit, falsified, or substandard prescription medication.  Title II of this act was the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), which lays the ten-year framework for …

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Sep 12

New FDA Guidances for August 2016

By Sheila R. Plant, Ph.D., R.A.C., Regulatory Scientist at Cato Research FDA draft and final guidances, released from CDER, CBER, and CDRH in August 2016, are posted. One recent CDER Manual of Policies and Procedures (MAPP) regarding a change in hard gelatin capsule shell suppliers is included.  In addition, upcoming advisory committee meetings to be …

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Aug 18

New FDA Guidances for July 2016

By Yuka Fukushima, Regulatory Associate & Compliance Specialist at Cato Research FDA draft and final guidances, released from CDER, CBER, and CDRH from July 2016, are posted.  In addition, upcoming advisory committee meetings to be held are also listed below with a link to more information. Special Interest Guidances/Information Date Posted General Wellness: Policy for …

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Aug 17

A Brief Overview of the Use of Electronic Informed Consent in Clinical Investigations

by Rachael Gregg, B.A., Cato Research Clinical Research Associate   A Brief Overview of the Use of Electronic Informed Consent in Clinical Investigations The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a draft guidance “Use of Electronic Informed Consent in Clinical Investigations” in March 2015 that outlines recommendations for clinical investigators, sponsors, and institutional …

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Jul 13

New FDA Guidances for May and June 2016

By Yuka Fukushima, Regulatory Associate & Compliance Specialist at Cato Research FDA draft and final guidances, released from CDER, CBER, and CDRH from May-June 2016, are posted.  In addition, upcoming advisory committee meetings to be held are also listed below with a link to more information. Special Interest Guidances/Information Date Posted Early Clinical Trials With …

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Jul 06

FDA Revises Guidance on Special Protocol Assessments

By Harsh Sancheti, MSPS, MSRS, Ph.D., Medical Writer at Cato Research and Joanne McNelis, Ph.D., Scientist at Cato Research   FDA Revises Guidance on Special Protocol Assessments What is a Special Protocol Assessment (SPA)? SPA is a process where a study sponsor and the FDA reach agreement on the critical components of a stability protocol, …

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May 31

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