The FDA’s requirements for non-IND Foreign Clinical Studies

The FDA grants marketing approval for certain types of medical products whose application is the result of foreign clinical studies, provided the products and the clinical studies meet certain conditions. The types of medical products that are permitted under this system of foreign clinical studies include: A human drug A biological drug A medical device […]

The Investigational New Drug Applications mechanism in the USA

The IND is a process which gives the sponsor the opportunity to start marketing across the States of the US without having to complete the formal process. it also gives the patient the assurance that the drug that is being administered may not have gone through the full regulatory process as yet, but is as […]

Export, Import and Trade Compliance Principle – an understanding

Export, import and trade compliance principle is a very important guiding standard for governing trade policies and ensuring compliance with the set national, regional and global trade norms. It helps to define an organization’s adherence to the export, import and trade compliance principle laid out by the government and also offers an understanding of the […]

What is logistics and supply chain management?

Logistics and supply chain management (SCM) constitute a very important element of businesses. Getting the logistics and supply chain management aspects right is necessary for the smooth flow of products from their source to destination, during the course of which many activities need to be performed. Logistics and supply chain management is emerging as a […]

The FDA’s Adverse Event Reporting Requirements

The adverse event reporting system is an important highlight of the FDA’s adverse event reporting requirements. This is the mechanism through which adverse event reporting requirements are listed out for the FDA to take further action. The adverse event reporting system may be understood as being a database that aids and supplements the FDA’s postmarketing […]

Philadelphia woman tries passing fake scripts at Palmer pharmacy

PALMER TWP., Pa. – A Philadelphia woman is facing fraud charges after she allegedly arrived at a Northampton County pharmacy Wednesday night with fake prescriptions for more than 200 pills. Police arrested Samantha M. Brown at a Palmer Township Rite Aid with fraudulent prescriptions for Oxycodone, Alprazolam and Flexiril. The 25-year-old now faces three felony […]

Lonza news Tolvaptan identified as a treatment for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease

A phase 3 trial studying the effects of tolvaptan has found that the drug slowed the rate of decline in kidney function in patients with polycystic kidney disease… A phase 3 trial studying the effects of tolvaptan has found that the drug slowed the rate of decline in kidney function in patients with the most […]

Testing GxP system that is FDA-compliant

Process validation is the method of using data from stages ranging from the process design stage to production, to ensure that the process that is being used can deliver consistently high-quality products. Companies that come under the life sciences must comply with GxP regulations to ensure that their processes meet the regulatory guidelines to be […]

GMP and Regulatory Expectations for Early IND Products

 What the FDA’s recent guidance documents covering GMP requirements for Phase I products have done is to significantly reduce a few of the complexities that early phase products are typically against. These guidance documents are in addition to those that cover the CMC sections for IND submissions at Phase I. These new guidelines appear to […]

Video of father comforting newborn son receiving his first vaccines goes viral

On October 26, first-time father Antwon Lee took his two-month-old son Debias King to get his first vaccinations. Lee, 29, said he was very nervous for the appointment, telling People Magazine that he “felt kind of scared a little bit,” as he knew the child was “going to go through some pain.” Before the visit, […]