Saudi Arabian guidelines for generics

Home/Guidelines | Posted 01/07/2011

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) is the authority that oversees all drug manufacturing, trade and registration in Saudi Arabia.

FDA to release guidance on generic tablet size

Home/Guidelines | Posted 17/06/2011

The FDA hopes to release guidance in the next few months to help generic drug makers understand how big or small their tablet or capsule can be compared to the branded equivalent, an agency official said.

FDA issues new bioequivalence guidance for generics

Home/Guidelines | Posted 06/06/2011

In May 2011, the FDA issued new guidance for the submission of summary bioequivalence data for abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs). This new guidance means that all bioequivalence data will now have to be submitted, including failed studies.

EMA, FDA and TGA joint GMP inspection programme

Home/Guidelines | Posted 13/05/2011

On 27 April 2011, the FDA announced that it is working with the EMA and Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) to finalise a permanent pilot programme for joint good manufacturing practice (GMP) inspections at active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing facilities.

FDA and EMA to join forces on quality

Home/Guidelines | Posted 29/04/2011

EMA and FDA have launched on 1 April 2011 a three-year pilot programme to allow parallel evaluation of quality elements, known as Quality by Design (QbD), of selected applications submitted to both agencies at the same time.

China’s regulatory authority adopt CTD format for NDAs

Home/Guidelines | Posted 25/03/2011

On 25 September 2010, China’s State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) issued new guidance for industry for submission of new drug applications (NDAs) in the common technical document (CTD) format.

EMA adopts guideline on biosimilar monoclonal antibodies

Home/Guidelines | Posted 11/02/2011

EMA announced on its website that it has adopted the long-anticipated guideline on biosimilar monoclonal antibodies.

India regulatory authority to adopt CTD format for NDAs

Home/Guidelines | Posted 11/02/2011

On 28 October 2010, India’s Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) released new guidance for industry for submission of new drug applications (NDAs) in the common technical document (CTD) format.

The FDA’s 2010 final rule and draft guidance

Home/Guidelines | Posted 04/02/2011

In an effort to improve safety detection, the FDA issued a final rule and draft guidance on 29 September 2010 to clarify the requirements governing safety reporting requirements for human drug and biological products subject to an investigational new drug (IND) application.

EGA meeting London 2010: monoclonal antibodies and biosimilars guidelines

Home/Guidelines | Posted 10/09/2010

In his opening address to the 8th EGA International Symposium on Biosimilar Medicines held in London on 2–3 September 2010, EGA Director General Mr Greg Perry praised the EU for inspiring the rest of the world regarding development of biosimilar guidelines.