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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 […]

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 […]

Is Europe’s PRIME program meeting its objectives?

Since the PRiority MEdicines (PRIME) program scheme was introduced two years ago, more than 40 products have been granted PRIME designation.1  In August 2018, the first two therapies with PRIME designation were granted marketing approval by the European Commission (EC) – Novartis’s Kymriah (tisagenlecleucel) and Kite Pharma/Gilead’s Yescarta (axicabtagene ciloleucel). Yescarta and Kymriah are both […]

The impact of the changing regulatory environment on the approval of new medicines, 2007-2016

Over the last decade, 2007-2016, convergence in approval times as well as changes in strategies of multinational pharmaceuticals have resulted in more new active substances (NASs) being internationalized, referring here to receiving marketing authorization in six major regulatory agencies, namely the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Japan Pharmaceuticals […]

The shifting regulatory landscape impacts the review of new medicines

Major improvements in the regulatory environment in the International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) countries over the last decade has led to a decrease in the time to approval as well as an increase in the number of medicines that have become available.