Tag Archive: regulatory affairs

Feb 20

New FDA Guidances for January 2018

By Sheila Plant, PhD, MHS, RAC (US), Assistant Director, Regulatory Strategy, US, Cato Research   FDA draft and final guidances released from CDER, CBER, and CDRH in January 2018 are posted.  CDRH has also released an “A-list” and a “B-list” of proposed guidances for fiscal year 2018 and is seeking feedback on the relative priority …

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Feb 15

What’s New Health Canada?

By Sandra Salem, Ph.D., Regulatory Scientist   What’s New in: Therapeutic Products Directorate: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/drug-products/what-new-drug-products-health-canada.html   Biologics and Genetic Therapies Directorate: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/brgtherap/update-miseajour/index-eng.php   Medical Devices: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/medical-devices/what-new.html   Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/natural-non-prescription/what-new.html     Health Canada New Guidance Documents (Drugs, Biologics, Medical Devices and Natural & Non-prescription Health Products)   Health Canada Guidance Type …

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Jan 22

Communicating with the FDA: Important Changes to Formal Meetings with FDA for PDUFA Products

By: Robert McNeill, Ph.D., Scientist at Cato Research In December 2017, to address changes under PDUFA VI, the FDA published a draft guidance for industry titled Formal Meetings between the FDA and Sponsors or Applicants of PDUFA Products (Version date: 18 December 2017) (2017 PDUFA Meetings draft guidance). At the same time, two guidance documents were …

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Jan 17

South Africa is Transitioning to a New Regulator of Medicines and Medical Devices

By Nicola Main, Clinical Research Manager and Clinical Trial Operations – Rest of World Cato Research, South Africa   On 01 June 2017, the President of South Africa proclaimed revisions to the Medicines Act. These provide for the creation of a new regulatory authority, known as the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA). This new …

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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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Dec 22

What’s New Health Canada?

By Amelie Rodrigue-Way, PhD, RAC (CAN), Associate Director, Regulatory Strategy What’s New in: Therapeutic Products Directorate: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/drug-products/what-new-drug-products-health-canada.html Biologics and Genetic Therapies Directorate: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/brgtherap/update-miseajour/index-eng.php Medical Devices: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/medical-devices/what-new.html Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/natural-non-prescription/what-new.html    Health Canada New Guidance Documents (Drugs and Biologics)   Health Canada Guidance Type Date Posted Quality (Chemistry and Manufacturing): New Drug …

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Dec 20

New FDA Guidances for October and November 2017

By Michelle Villasmil, Ph.D., RAC (US), Regulatory Scientist at Cato Research FDA draft and final guidances released from CDER, CBER, and CDRH and Manual of Policies and Procedures (MAPPs) of interest released from CDER in October and November 2017 are posted. Currently, there are no upcoming advisory committee meetings. Special Interest Guidances/Information Date Posted Select …

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Oct 11

New FDA Guidances for September 2017

By Michelle Villasmil, Ph.D., RAC (US), Regulatory Scientist at Cato Research FDA draft and final guidances released from CDER, CBER, and CDRH and Manual of Policies and Procedures (MAPPs) of interest released from CDER in September 2017 are posted. In addition, upcoming advisory committee meetings are listed below with links to more information.   Special …

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Sep 25

Time to Approval and the Metrics of Facilitated Regulatory Pathways

By Dr. Jack Snyder, RAC (US, EU, CA, GS), Asst. Managing Director and Clinical Research Physician at Cato Research “Early access pathways” for biomedical product marketing approval have attracted substantial attention recently, as Sarepta Therapeutics’ drug Exondys (eteplirsen) gained accelerated approval based on clinical data from just 12 patients.  In the United States, four “expedited” …

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Jul 14

FDA Updates ICH E14 Q&A Modelling in QTc Prolongation Studies

Greg Hileman, Ph.D., Sr. Director and Principle Regulatory Scientist of Cato Research The International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) last updated its guidance “THE CLINICAL EVALUATION OF QT/QTC INTERVAL PROLONGATION AND PROARRHYTHMIC POTENTIAL FOR NON-ANTIARRHYTHMIC DRUGS (ICH E14 (R3)) in 2005. This month, FDA published the most recent ICH updated list of questions and answers (ICH …

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