Ethics/Regulatory

Determining the best way to redact sensitive material prior to disclosure

Friday, May 15, 2015

Transparency and disclosure of clinical trial information has been growing in importance. Providing previously confidential clinical study results for public consumption is a key step toward increasing trust between the public and the industry and encouraging information sharing that could lead to new products or therapeutic approaches.

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EMA tightens rules on ‘revolving door’ for committee members and experts

Thursday, May 7, 2015

The EMA has updated its rules on declarations of interests for scientific committee members and experts. The updates further strengthen EMA’s policy by restricting involvement of experts in the scientific assessment of medicines if they plan to take up a job in the pharmaceutical industry. The updates also include a revised guide on how to complete the agency’s declaration of interest form.

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EMA scientific advice leads to higher success rates, shorter assessment times

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The majority of clinical development plans submitted for scientific advice to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) prior to a marketing authorization application were found not suitable for future benefit-risk assessment. Companies that changed their clinical development plans in accordance with the recommendation from EMA were more likely to be granted a marketing authorization.

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Obama administration releases National Action Plan to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The White House has released a comprehensive plan that identifies critical actions to be taken by key Federal departments and agencies to combat the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, which was developed by the interagency Task Force for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in response to Executive Order 13676: Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, outlines steps for implementing the plan.

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