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  • Brexit: EMA updates information for holders of centralised marketing authorisations

    7th August 2018

    According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), marketing authorisation holders (MAHs), applicants and sponsors of centrally authorised medicines for human or veterinary use should consider how Brexit will impact their medicines and which changes need to be addressed before the UK leaves the EU. They also need to ensure that the necessary changes are made by that date.

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  • Brexit - UK Government update on implementation period

    6th August 2018

    The British Government has issued technical information on what the implementation period means for the life science sector. This includes details on how the EU’s new Clinical Trials Regulation (CTR) will be approached by the UK.

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  • MHRA have joined government hub

    18th July 2018

    From 18 June 2018 the Agency moved out of its Victoria location to a new, modern office in Canary Wharf. The relocation follows the establishment in 2016, announced by the Cabinet Office, of a new Government Hub for more than 5,000 civil and public servants in East London.

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  • EMA Guidance

    20th June 2018

    The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Commission have updated their guidance to help pharmaceutical companies prepare for the United Kingdom’s (UK) withdrawal from the European Union (EU).

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  • EMA Consultation Document Released 23rd May 2018

    6th June 2018

    Draft guideline on the responsibilities of the sponsor with regard to handling and shipping of investigational medicinal products for human use in accordance with good clinical practice and good manufacturing practice.

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  • MHRA Publish 'GxP Data Integrity Guide'

    13th March 2018

    Covering Good Clinical Practice, Good Distribution Practice, Good Laboratory Practice, Good Manufacturing Practice and Good Pharmacovigilance Practice, there has been significant stakeholder interest in the development of the guide. MHRA received over 1300 comments from industry, and trade and professional groups across all GxPs during the consultation process. Such a high degree of engagement required an extended period of review by the MHRA’s GxP data integrity team formed from their GCP, GDP, GLP, GMP and GPvP inspection groups. The GxP data integrity guidance has a high degree of alignment with documents published by other regulators such as PIC/S, WHO, OECD (guidance and advisory documents on GLP) and EMA. It is designed to facilitate compliance through education, whilst clarifying the MHRA’s position on data integrity and the minimum expectation to achieve compliance.

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