Regulatory

Regulatory response to the COVID-19 pandemic: Prevention via non-pharmaceutical intervention

Preventive strategies for COVID-19 include a variety of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) such as social distancing and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). Reliable case identification and contact tracing guide the distribution of supplies and implementation of NPIs. In this blog post, we discuss how regulatory agencies have addressed the ongoing need for NPI, PPE, […]

Regulatory response to the COVID-19 pandemic: Careful planning to minimize disruptions

Beyond the need to address the ongoing pandemic itself, regulators also must address the impacts to clinical trials as well as essential supplies of treatments and medicines for other diseases and conditions. In this final blog post of our series, we describe strategies to minimize disruption to ongoing clinical trials, drug manufacturing and essential supplies […]

2019 trends in regulatory approvals of new medicines

A study by the Centre for Innovation in Regulatory Science (CIRS) has identified trends in approvals of New Active Substances (NASs) by six major regulatory authorities1 , focusing on 2019 as well as the period from 2010 to 2019. In addition to tracking the number of approvals and the time to approval, the study also […]

The COVID-19 pandemic: European regulators respond

The COVID-19 pandemic is spreading around the world with, as of this writing, more than one million cases globally and more than 500,000 cases in Europe alone. Here we summarize how The European Medicines Agency (EMA) as well as the European Commission (EC), the Heads of Medicines Agency (HMA) and the European Center for Disease […]

Do EMA and FDA review outcomes for new active substances (NASs) align?

In order to better assure the safety and efficacy of pharmaceutical products, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Medicines Agency (EMA) have taken steps to align their activities and goals. The Centre for Innovation in Regulatory Science (CIRS) and Sanofi partner on a study to evaluate their progress to date.   The common […]

Benefits of HTA implementation in the Middle East and North Africa

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) has become one of the most anticipated regulatory advancements across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) due to its potential to modernize healthcare systems through innovative evaluation of healthcare interventions. Stakeholders see HTA as a tool to optimize healthcare resource allocation through transparent decision making.   The current state of […]

Q&A: Five simple strategies to ensure regulatory compliance when globalizing your development program

Industry expert Lawrence Liberti shares his tips for tackling the complexity and diversity of regulatory requirements in divergent markets While expansion into new markets potentially introduces tremendous opportunities to scale your business, globalizing your development program doesn’t come without risks. Whether you’re a pharma or biotech from an established region looking to expand into an […]