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Chinese guidelines for copy biologicals

Last update: 6 April 2018

Since 2003, the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) (simplified Chinese: 国家食品药品监督管理局) is the Chinese authority that oversees all drug manufacturing, trade, and registration.

US guidelines for biosimilars

Last update: 15 June 2018

The regulatory body for approval of medicines in the US is the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

FDA issues guidance on good manufacturing practice for APIs

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalized revised guidance on good manufacturing practice (GMP) for active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).

FDA issues final guidance on bioanalytical method validation

On 21 May 2018, the US Food and Drug Administration issued final guidance on bioanalytical method validation.

TGA proposes changes to biologicals regulations

Australia’s drug regulatory agency, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) announced on 20 April 2018 the release of proposed amendments to its biologicals regulations that are set to take effect on 1 July 2018.

Regulation of biologicals in Colombia

Since the introduction of Decree 1782 Colombia has been moving towards a new regulatory landscape for biologicals (productos bioterapéuticos) and similar biotherapeutic products (productos bioterapéuticos similares) in the country [1].

EMA opens public consultation on GMP non-compliance template

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced on 3 April 2018 that it had opened a public consultation concerning the European Union (EU) template for good manufacturing practice (GMP) non-compliance statement.

FDA releases 52 new and revised bioequivalence guidelines for generic drugs

As part of its ongoing efforts to provide product-specific guidance for generics makers the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has again released several new and revised bioequivalence documents. The agency announced on 1 February 2018 that it had released 35 new draft guidance documents and 22 revisions to guidance documents on bioequivalence requirements for the development of generics containing 49 different active ingredients.

FDA issues guidance on co-crystals and impurities

The US Food and Drug Administration has finalized new guidance establishing co-crystals as a drug product intermediate. The agency has also released new information on when to submit elemental impurity data, acknowledging that new guidelines on reporting elemental impurities had slowed approvals in January 2018.

China adopts ICH guidelines and collaborates with UK

As of 1 February 2018, the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) will be adopting five safety and regulatory guidelines from the International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH). China became the eighth member of ICH in June 2017, which marked a significant expansion of ICH’s impact and aim to promote global public health.