What do you need to know while preparing RMP for EAEU and CIS region?

Preparation of Risk Management Plan (RMP) for a specific medicinal product usually is the responsibility of the Qualified Person Responsible for Pharmacovigilance (QPPV) and its team. Thus, QPPVs and their team’s should be familiar with legislation requirements for RMP preparation in different regions. Within this article, we will concentrate on the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and identify specific conditions of EAEU countries as well as to try to understand the expectations of Competent Authorities in this region.

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Clinical Study Start-up: Is there any Difference Between Western and Eastern Europe?

Medicine is constantly evolving to invent effective ways to treat diseases. This progress is a never-ending process: life science industry develops new molecules and treatments and improves existing ones continually. Experimentation and testing have long been a part of medicine, and it is up until now as clinical trials have an essential part in the development of new treatments. These reasons allow us to assume that the relevance of clinical trials will not diminish in the future.

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CMC: Effective Writing of IND and IMPD

Do we truly know how to ensure IND or IMPD Quality (CMC) part is written in good quality, consistent and clear technical language? How to effectively manage the writing process? In this article, I will focus on these questions and the initial IND/IMPD, required to start clinical investigations in humans. Furthermore, I will provide the key features and practical advice on how to deliver effectiveness. Firstly, we have to define the team in order to understand if the organization has capabilities to do CMC writing in-house or needs to outsource.

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Biomapas appoints Head of Global Regulatory Affairs

May 2020 – Olga Bernardova joins Biomapas as Head of Global Regulatory Affairs to lead the regulatory affairs department and to ensure the best processes and means to serve Biomapas growth and international expansion. As a functional and full outsourcing solution provider, with offices in Lithuania, Switzerland, Sweden, Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, Poland and Kazakhstan, Biomapas continues to expand its international team and further increases capabilities for client-oriented solutions.

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Regulatory Documents Translation Process – How to Ensure Consistency and Correctness

Mistranslation of regulatory documents such as a summary of product characteristics, product information leaflets and instructions for use, could have a negative impact for the company and most importantly could lead to serious consequences to a patient’s health. In 2007, as a result of inaccurate translation, 47 patients had badly implanted knee prostheses. An outer package labelled in English included different information.

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MAH is the Key to the Pharmacovigilance: 10-year Lithuania Statistics

Even though the drug safety and reporting of the adverse effects is the responsibility of all Health Care Providers, pharmacists and patients, statistics show that the one in charge is Marketing Authorization Holder. During the National semi-annual conference „Pharmaceutical News“, State Medicines Control Agency presented the statistics of suspected ADRs reporting in Lithuania.

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Running a Clinical Trial in Ukraine

Running a Clinical Trial in Ukraine

Despite the fact that Ukraine is the largest country in Eastern Europe with a large population of treatment-naïve patients, well organized public health care sector and significant number of medical sites accredited for clinical trial conduction, country has utilized only 15% of its current potential for hosting clinical trials. During 2017, the European Medicine Agency (EMA) gave positive recommendations on 94 new drug applications and 49 of them were tested in clinical trials in Ukraine. During the same year, the US FDA approved 151 new drugs, and 28 of them were also studied in Ukraine.

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Biomapas appoints Head of Global Pharmacovigilance

March 2020 – Clinical, regulatory and pharmacovigilance solution provider to the global life science industry, Biomapas, appointed leading pharmacovigilance professional Martijn van de Leur as Head of Global Pharmacovigilance. With offices located in Lithuania, Switzerland, Sweden, Russia, Georgia, Ukraine and Poland, Biomapas provides services in 60+ countries across 4 continents. As a functional and full outsourcing solution provider, Biomapas continues to strengthen its international team and geographical coverage of its services globally.

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Regulatory Affairs Outsourcing: From Baby Steps in Cost Savings to Long-Term Partnerships

The trend of outsourcing continues to grow in the life science industry. Global regulatory affairs outsourcing market was valued at US $5.7 billion in 2018, and is expected to witness a compound annual growth rate of 11.9% over the period to 2026. Regulatory affairs outsourcing may vary in extent (from stand-alone service to full-scope solution), length (project based or long-term partnership with selected vendor), model (insourcing a dedicated expert for specific project or functional service provision), etc.

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What is a Safety Signal?

Occasionally we see the information of a safety signal for medical product, but what does it really mean? We can describe the safety signal as an indication for new and significant safety-related data for a marketed product. The new data could indicate a new potentially causal association between an adverse event, beneficial response and a medical product, or a new aspect of causal association that was previously known. Usually, a signal will be relevant for all products with the same active ingredient, including the combination products. Further, let’s look more at the main steps of the safety signal management.

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Rx to OTC Switches – 5 Things You Need to Know before Considering a Switch

In the process of marketing authorization, competent authorities classify medicinal products as the subject or not-subject to medical prescription. However, the classification of medicinal products can be reevaluated and changed via a regulated procedure. When considering a switch, many factors like characteristics of market and population, local policies, advertising, confidence in regulatory authorities and other, influence the outcome. Though, the safety of patients has the highest priority. So, what questions should you ask?

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What You Need to Know about Running a Clinical Trial in Russia?

What You Need to Know about Running a Clinical Trial in Russia?

Russia is a very perspective country for international clinical trial conduction. The first international clinical trial was set up in Russia about 20 years ago only, and from than country kept a great potential for market development. In 2018 health authorities (HAs) approved 653 clinical trials (CT) in Russian Federation, less in overall numbers compared to the same indicator from 2016 – 898 approved CTs. However, this decrease was observed across all types of clinical trials except for international multicentre clinical trials (IMCT).

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Local Literature Surveillance Challenges and Specifics in the EU, CIS and LATAM regions

PV legislation introduced by the European Commission in 2012 and GVP guidelines together with local requirements committed each MAH to perform literature review in countries where their products are present. Compliance with mandatory requirements and guidelines is not always a simple task when local requirements and specifics come along. In this article, we will take a closer look at these challenges and specifics for local literature surveillance in different regions as EU, CIS and LATAM.

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The CIS Region: Excellent Potential for Patient Recruitment but is there any Risk to Quality?

The number of clinical trials worldwide is increasing more than 10% each year due to the new diseases, further research for better health products and development of new drugs. Though, for a successful clinical trial, there is a major challenge – patient recruitment, which is essential and the most challenging factor due to the increasing number of new clinical trials. In order to achieve the required patient recruitment, sponsors are looking for different solutions.

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The Predicted Impact of the ISO IDMP Standards Implementation Process Carried Out by the European Medicines Agency

The IDMP is a general term by which the 5 ISO data standards are referenced: ISO 11615 (regulated medicinal product information), ISO 11616 (regulated pharmaceutical product information), ISO 11238 (substances), ISO 11239 (pharmaceutical dose forms, units of presentation, routes of administration and packaging) and ISO 11240 (units of measurement). – which are being refined and implemented by regulatory bodies.

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