Editorial Notes & Conference Proceedings

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Editorial Notes:

Year/Quarter Editorial Notes Download
2017 (Q1)
  • Statement from FDA Commissioner Robert Califf, M.D. announcing FDA Oncology Centre of Excellence launch
  • FDA approves Odactra for house dust mite allergies
  • Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP) Meeting of 17-19 January 2017
  • EMA to set up technical group in the context of the publication of clinical data
2017 (Q2)
  • FDA allows marketing of first whole slide imaging system for digital pathology
  • FDA approves new combination treatment for acute myeloid leukemia
  • Optimising safety information for medicines in Europe throughout product lifecycle
2017 (Q3)
  • EMA and FDA encourage use of innovative approaches in the development of medicines for Gaucher disease
  • EMA Revised guideline on first-in-human clinical trials
  • FDA provides new tools for the development and proper evaluation of tests for detecting Zika virus infection
2017 (Q4)
  • FDA awards six grants for natural history studies in rare diseases
  • FDA permits marketing of device to treat diabetic foot ulcers
  • Crysvita, a medicine for the treatment of X-linked hypophosphataemia, recommended for conditional approval by EMA
  • Improving the availability of vaccines for animals within the EU
2018 (Q1)
  • FDA approves new HIV treatment for patients who have limited treatment options
  • FDA expands approval of Imfinzi to reduce the risk of non-small cell lung cancer progressing
  • EMA surveys pharma companies on their preparedness for Brexit


2018 (Q2)
  • FDA permits marketing of artificial intelligence-based device to detect certain diabetes-related eye problems
  • FDA approves a new treatment for PKU, a rare and serious genetic disease
  • EMA: Working together for people with rare and complex diseases


2018 (Q3)
  • EMA: Fostering medicines for children
  • EMA: New medicine for the prevention of migraine
  • FDA approves new kind of treatment for hairy cell leukemia


2018 (Q4)
  • FDA permits marketing of two devices that detect parathyroid tissue in real-time during surgery
  • FDA launches global operation to crack down on websites selling illegal, potentially dangerous drugs; including opioids
  • EMA Regulatory Science to 2025 – launch of six-month public consultation


2019 (Q1)
  • First oral add-on treatment to insulin for treatment of certain patients with type 1 diabetes
  • Increased risk of blood clots in lungs and death with higher dose of Xeljanz (tofacitinib) for rheumatoid arthritis
  • FDA approves first generic Advair Diskus


2019 (Q2)
  • FDA warns homeopathic firms for putting patients at risk with significant violations of manufacturing quality standards
  • FDA approves new treatments for heart disease caused by a serious rare disease, transthyretin mediated amyloidosis
  • Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP) meeting of 15-16 April 2019
  • CVMP opinions on veterinary medicinal products


2019 (Q3)
  • FDA approves new treatment for hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia
  • FDA approves new treatment for refractory multiple myeloma
  • Global public meeting on draft ICH guideline on clinical trials


2019 (Q4)
  • FDA approves new treatment for patients with migraine
  • Statement on concerns with medical device availability due to certain sterilization facility closures
  • EMA Dialogue with Chinese authorities on medicine regulation


2020 (Q1)
  • FDA approves first treatment for thyroid eye disease
  • FDA Expertise Advancing the Understanding of Intentional Genomic Alterations in Animals
  • First treatment for acute hepatic porphyria


2020 (Q2)
  • Global regulators stress need for robust evidence on COVID-19 treatments
  • Guidance on regulatory requirements in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes First Next Generation Sequence Test for Diagnosing COVID-19


2020 (Q3)
  • International regulators align positions on phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trials
  • Global regulatory workshop on COVID-19 real-world evidence and observational studies
  • EMA endorses use of dexamethasone in COVID-19 patients on oxygen or mechanical ventilation


2020 (Q4)
  • Update on rolling review of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine
  • EMA recommends first COVID-19 vaccine for authorisation in the EU
  • FDA Authorizes First Direct-to-Consumer COVID-19 Test System


2021 (Q1)
  • FDA Approves First Treatment for Molybdenum Cofactor Deficiency Type A
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes Monoclonal Antibodies for Treatment of COVID-19


2021 (Q2)
  • FDA Authorizes Marketing of Device to Facilitate Muscle Rehabilitation in Stroke Patients
  • FDA Approves First Targeted Therapy for Subset of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer


2021 (Q3)
  • FDA Draft Guidance: Core Patient-Reported Outcomes in Cancer Clinical Trials
  • FDA Draft Guideline: Assessment of Adhesion for Topical and Transdermal Systems Submitted in New Drug Applications
  • Clinical Trials Information System (CTIS) Webinar: How Sponsor Organisations Can Prepare for CTIS Date: 29/07/2021 (Virtual meeting)
  • ANVISA Reviews Regulations Due to COVID Pandemic.
  • Possibility of remote inspections of bioequivalence centers
  • Notice on Soliciting Public Comments on “Technical Guidance for the Application of Biomarkers in Clinical Research and Development of Anti-tumor Drugs (Draft for Comments)"


2022 (Q1)

Conference Proceeding:

  • "National Conference on Recent Trends in Pharmaceutical, Healthcare Agriculture Systems" organised by School of Pharmacy, Abhilashi University, Chail-Chowk, Mandi (H.P.)


2023 (Q1)

Conference Proceeding:

  • 2nd National Convention of Indian Society of Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs (ISPRA)& One-week e- Faculty Development Program (e-FDP) on
  • Global Regulatory Affairs in Pharmaceutical Industry: Due Diligence on Current Trends and Practices 23 - 28 January 2023
  • Organised by: B. Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (KBIPER),  Gandhinagar, Gujarat. India
2023 (Q3)

Conference Proceeding:

  • 2nd Certificate Course recognized by Indian Society of
    Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs (ISPRA) on Pharma
    Regulatory Affairs
    Organised by: K.B. Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (KBIPER),  Gandhinagar, Gujarat. India
  • COURSE COMMENCES FROM 26th JUNE 2023 to 9th JULY 2023