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  • Brexit: EU supports pharmaceutical Companies

    6th March 2019

    Medicinal products imported into the EU must undergo batch testing within the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA)*. Once the United Kingdom (UK) leaves the EU (Brexit), pharmaceutical manufacturers who have previously carried out batch testing in the UK must relocate their batch testing operations to the EU/EEA in order to import their products.

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  • Brexit: Handling PV Data from the UK

    6th March 2019

    The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has updated the agency's Brexit-related guidance documents. This guidance is supporting pharmaceutical companies to prepare for the United Kingdom's (UK) withdrawal from the European Union (EU). Now the 'Questions and Answers' document has been updated (Rev 04, published on 1st February 2019). The new Q&As address the situation when the United Kingdom becomes a third country on 30th March 2019 without a withdrawal agreement (and hence without a transition period).

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  • Brexit-related guidance for companies

    25th February 2019

    The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Commission are providing guidance to help pharmaceutical companies responsible for both human and veterinary medicines prepare for the United Kingdom's (UK) withdrawal from the European Union (EU), a process known as 'Brexit'.

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  • MHRA Pharmacovigilance Inspection Metrics

    6th February 2019

    The MHRA GPvP inspectorate recently published their latest inspection metrics for the period from April 2017 to March 2018.

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  • EMA - Change of Address

    5th February 2019

    The EMA London office will close on the 1st March 2019 and re-open on the 4th March in Amsterdam....

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  • EMA Relocation Updates

    23rd January 2019

    The European Medicines Agency (EMA) will physically relocate to the Netherlands in early March 2019. The Dutch authorities have already officially handed over the temporary building, the Spark building in Amsterdam Sloterdijk, to EMA’s Executive Director Guido Rasi on 9 January 2019 and EMA is now preparing for its physical move.

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  • MHRA Guidance in the event of a no-deal Brexit

    3rd January 2019

    MHRA Guidance on the regulation of medicines, medical devices and clinical trials if there’s no Brexit deal....

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  • MHRA Healthcare Inspector Applications

    12th December 2018

    The MHRA have recently introduced a new inspector role, the Healthcare Inspector, which is currently open for applications.

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