ANVISA (Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária), the National Health Surveillance Agency of Brazil, published in November 2022 three new guidance documents on the regularization of biological, biosimilar and radiopharmaceutical products.
As of October 2022, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated four guidances to address new commitments made in the latest Generic Drug User Fee Amendments (GDUFA III) programme. To enhance the ability to have productive discussion about prospective products, the guidances now include provision to permit and remote meetings between FDA and prospective and current abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) applicants.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released new guidance on Instructions for Use (IFU) for human prescription drugs and biological products. The guidance is an updated version of a 2019 draft and explains how to create safe and consistent IFUs.
Last update: 22 July 2022
The regulatory body for approval of medicines in Mexico is the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Comisión Federal para la Protección contra Riesgos Sanitarios, COFEPRIS). The agency, created in 2001, is a decentralized organ of the Department of Health with technical, administrative and operational autonomy. It is responsible for protecting the Mexican population against sanitary risks, through sanitary regulation, control and promotion.
Last update: 17 June 2022
The regulatory body for approval of medicines in Colombia is INVIMA – Instituto Nacional de Vigilancia de Medicamentos y Alimentos, Colombia’s National Institute of Food and Drug Monitoring. It is the national regulatory agency, a technical-scientific surveillance and control body, which works to protect the individual and collective health of Colombians, through the application of health standards associated with the consumption and use of food, medicines, medical devices and other products subject to health surveillance. The agency is responsible for the scientific evaluation of medicines developed by pharmaceutical companies for use in Colombia.
Last update: 24 June 2022
The regulatory body for approval of medicines in Argentina is the Administración Nacional de Medicamentos, Alimentos y Tecnología Médica (National Administration of Drugs, Foods and Medical Devices; ANMAT).
Last updated: 20 May 2022
The regulatory body responsible for approving biological drugs in Peru is the General Directorate of Medicines, Supplies and Drugs (Dirección General de Medicamentos, Insumos y Drogas, DIGEMID) of the Peruvian Ministry of Health (Ministerio de Salud; MINSA).
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released new guidance on submitting bioavailability information for drug products in investigational new drug applications (INDs) and new drug applications (NDAs).
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on 3 February 2022 the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled ‘Immunogenicity Information in Human Prescription Therapeutic Protein and Select Drug Product Labeling — Content and Format’.
Biological drugs have been a breakthrough in the treatment of many diseases, but their cost is usually high, so the development and approval of similar biotherapeutic products has greatly facilitated access for patients, especially in developing countries. That is why Colombia issued guidelines including all these similar biotherapeutic products .