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Global Gaps in Standards Threaten Biosimilar Development

Although biopharmaceutical companies and regulatory authorities have made considerable progress in establishing policies for bringing biosimilars to market, key differences and gaps in requirements for testing and documenting product similarity still characterize the European Union, the U.S. and other regions. The EU’s European Medicines Agency (EMA) has set the regulatory pace, with 18 products approved since 2006, […]
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EMA to Review Safety of Ibuprofen Medicines

The European Medicine Agency’s Pharmacovigilance and Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) has started a review to evaluate the cardiovascular risks with systemic ibuprofen medicines.
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The European Medicine Agency’s Transparency Dilemma

By Peter O’Donnell, Applied Clinical Trials. The European Medicines Agency thought it might at last be back on the road to salvation when Guido Rasi swept into town in 2011 and started ordering greater transparency in the agency’s operations. He was determined to seek a new type of trust with the agency’s various publics—and particularly […]
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European Pharma Must Get Its Data in Order

New data maintenance guidelines have sparked a flurry of activity in Europe. Organizations are still grappling with electronic submissions, and the need to update data is intensifying the pressure. But there is an upside, says Miranda Pothiawala. Earlier this year formal guidelines on how to maintain and update data submitted to the extended EudraVigilance Medicinal […]
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European Regulator’s Last Ditch Attempt at Transparency

By Peter O’ Donnell. The European Medicines Agency is determined to minimize opposition to its next moves on releasing clinical trial data. It announced last week yet another consultation on its plans to publish the results of trials — a policy it initially aimed at introducing from the beginning of this year. The latest twist […]
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