New data from European Medicines Agency (EMA) confirms the tough position EMA is taking in regard to commercially confidential information (CCI). According to the European Medicines Agency’s “EMA Update on Clinical Data Publication” published on 29 January, 2018, 76% of CCI instances were rejected in 2017. Interestingly, the EMA has provided further insight on how they are considering CCI by citing five reasons for rejection.
In August 2017, FDA updated both the Form FDA 356h (Application to Market a New Drug, Biologic or an Antibiotic Drug for Human Use) and the Form FDA 1571 (Investigational New Drug Application) to include new data fields. FDA asks that all sponsors begin using these new FDA forms 356h and 1571 immediately; however, it can be difficult to tell if you have the current version of these forms because FDA did not update the expiration date for either document.
The Affordable Care Act requires pharmaceutical companies that dispense drug samples to physicians and health care professionals to report annually on the details of the samples dispensed. The government mandated this electronic reporting of all drug samples annually, by April 1 each year. The intent of the legislation is to help FDA monitor prescription drug distribution activity and prevent abuse.
Narratives are an essential part of any programs’ story, but often become cumbersome due to the many challenges of narrative writing.
While finding the right publishing vendor provides tremendous value to an organization short on internal resources, it is important to be thinking beyond eCTD publishing. Pairing with a vendor that can offer extensive regulatory and communications strategy, science and solutions experience brings numerous synergies.
Optimizing Regulatory information management (RIM) is something every pharmaceutical company must plan for. Defining RIM can be a challenge, however, since there’s no ICH standard for what should be done. But right now your organization is dealing with the reality of managing several drug submissions weekly for multiple medicinal products. That includes keeping track of the regulatory activities associated with these submissions, attempting to manage agency commitments, and organizing and sharing the daily updates of agency correspondence. Without a central hub to capture critical regulatory data and turn that data into actionable intelligence, your business is at risk of missed deadlines, delayed market approval, and non-compliance.