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The Ongoing Quest for Evidence on the Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived Products

Inadequate funding and burdensome regulatory barriers in the United States are two challenges that must be tackled if clinical researchers are to answer important public health questions about the pros and cons of cannabis and cannabinoid use, one of the world’s leading scientific bodies has concluded. These are among nearly 100 conclusions and recommendations reached...

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Current Challenges (and Solutions) in Global Regulatory Harmonization

According to a Council of Foreign Relations report, ensuring a safe and secure healthcare marketplace that can provide innovative therapies is no longer an undertaking for a single nation. The report concludes there is no way a single government regulator, including the gold-standard U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), can support innovation and regulate products...

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State of the Nation: Cannabis-Based Therapies

On June 25, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Epidiolex (cannabidiol, or CBD) oral solution for the treatment of seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. In addition to ushering in the first-ever approved drug for Dravet syndrome, the greenlighting of Epidiolex marks the...

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Why and How Global Healthcare Product Regulators are Joining Forces

In May 2012, the leaders of 30 medicine regulatory bodies from around the world gathered at the 65th World Health Assembly in Geneva, collectively puzzling over how to improve cooperation among them. Their answer came later that year: form the International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities (ICMRA), a voluntary group of Heads of Agency (HoA)...

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Premier Research Acquires California-Based Regulatory Professionals, Inc.

DURHAM, N.C., JULY 30, 2018 — Premier Research, a global provider of clinical development services to biopharmaceutical product innovators, has acquired Regulatory Professionals, Inc. (RPI), a California-based company that provides regulatory expertise and solutions to biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies. This partnership will form a new Regulatory Services Division of Premier Research, and Donna...

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Demystifying the Differences Between DMCs and CECs

In a clinical trial landscape where global, multi-center studies have become increasingly common, trial monitoring has become more complex. Regulations require that sponsors of medical device studies perform site monitoring to ensure that investigators are compliant with federal regulations, sponsor agreements, the investigational plan and the requirements set forth in the Investigational Review Board (IRB)...

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Safety First: Special Considerations for Medical Device Trials

Medical devices are ubiquitous — from thermometers, bandages, and dental floss to blood glucose meters, hearing aids, and complex implantables such as pacemakers. The latest cutting-edge examples even extend to apps on tablets and PCs that physicians use to help monitor and treat patients. To ensure the safety and efficacy of these devices, regulators expect...

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The Guardrails of GMOs: Regulatory Considerations for Gene Therapy Trials

Like any new medical product, gene therapies must undergo rigorous approval processes. However, there are a number of additional regulations for gene therapies that don’t apply to conventional pharmaceuticals. This is especially true within the European Union. (It’s important to note that while most gene therapy studies are based in the U.S. and Europe — which...

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Are You Ready for the FDA’s eCTD Filing Deadline? That’s May 5, 2018. Yes. Tomorrow.

It’s already been three years since the FDA issued its “Guidance on Providing Regulatory Submissions in Electronic Format—Certain Human Pharmaceutical Product Applications and Related Submissions Using the eCTD Specifications.” This guidance established a mandatory requirement for electronic submission of certain applications, amendments, supplements, and reports to the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)...

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The Regulatory Landscape for Immuno-gene Therapeutics in Hematological Malignances

Over the past few years, there has been a dramatic increase in the use of genetically modified cells for cancer immunotherapy, including chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T cells, recombinant T-cell receptor T cells and genetically modified CD34+ cells for the treatment of hematological malignancies. Clinical trials of immuno-gene therapeutics are becoming increasingly common, and regulatory guidelines...