EMA’s human medicines committee (CHMP) has recommended granting a conditional marketing authorisationin the European Union for Ondexxya (andexanet alfa). This medicine is to be used as an antidote for adult patients taking the anticoagulant (clot-preventing) medicines apixaban or rivaroxaban, when reversal of their action is needed due to life-threatening or uncontrolled bleeding.
The European Medicines Agency has recommended granting a conditional marketing authorisation (CMA) for Waylivra (volanesorsen), the first medicine for the treatment of the familial chylomicronaemia syndrome (FCS).
U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the launch of the Tri-Agency Task Force for Emergency Diagnostics. This task force has been created to help leverage the expertise of each agency to advance rapid development and deployment of diagnostic tests in clinical and public health laboratories during public health emergencies.
The Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products (Swissmedic) has started in 2019 to enter information on Good manufacturing practice (GMP) compliance as well as on manufacturing authorisations related to Swiss manufacturers into the European Union’s EudraGMDP database. This applies for all new or renewed manufacturing authorisations and the related GMP-certificates issued using new templates (similar to those of EMA). This will allow replacing the current practice of issuing paper documents, i.e. GMP certificates for certain regulatory procedures and therefore should lead to easier information-sharing and efficiency gains for all stakeholders.
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Sales / Income from operations at Rs. 7,657 crores, growth of 16% over same quarter last year. India sales at Rs. 2,235 crores, growth of 7%. It reported financials for the third quarter & nine month ending December 31st, 2018.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration permitted marketing of the Tandem Diabetes Care t:Slim X2 insulin pump with interoperable technology (interoperable t:Slim X2) for delivering insulin under the skin for children and adults with diabetes. This new type of insulin pump, referred to as an alternate controller enabled (ACE) infusion pump, or ACE insulin pump, is the first interoperable pump, meaning it can be used with different components that make up diabetes therapy systems, allowing patients to tailor their diabetes management to their individual device preferences. Diabetes therapy systems may be comprised of an ACE insulin pump and other compatible medical devices, including automated insulin dosing (AID) systems, continuous glucose monitors (CGMs), blood glucose meters or other electronic devices used for diabetes management.
The Indian healthcare sector is diversifying rapidly and new opportunities are emerging in every segment. This has made India very critical in the current global healthcare scenario. Foreign investments have made the medical devices market a fast moving sector contributing significantly to the GDP. In its endeavor to fuel this growth and present a plethora of opportunities for Indian healthcare space to connect with the medical world, exchange ideas, invest and explore new growth avenues, Medical Fair India is back with it’s 25th edition. Medical Fair India (MFI) 2019 is slated to be held from 21st - 23rd February at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.
Companies that make sartan blood pressure medicines (also known as angiotensin II receptor blockers) are being required to review their manufacturing processes so that they do not produce nitrosamine impurities.
EMA, the Heads of Medicines Agencies (HMA) and the European Commission (EC) are launching six-month public consultation on draft key principles which will form the basis on which the electronic product information (ePI) for human medicines will be developed and used in the European Union.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with its Russian counterpart; the State Institute of Drugs and Good Practices of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.