• Rare Disease Day 2022

    Rare Disease Day 2022

    What is Rare Disease Day? Rare Disease Day is a patient-led globally coordinated movement on rare diseases, working towards equity in social opportunity, healthcare, and access to diagnosis and therapies for people living with a rare disease. Rare Disease Day was established by EURORDIS and 65+ national alliance patient organization partners in 2008. Rare Disease

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  • Choosing the Right 3PL Service Provider in Europe

    Choosing the Right 3PL Service Provider in Europe

    Introduction Extensive growth in the pharmaceutical industry over the last number of years has resulted in an increased demand for third-party logistics (3PL) services as companies began to outsource and adopt more virtual operations. Outsourcing to a third-party logistics provider can often save companies money and time by allowing them to avoid the ongoing investments

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  • EMA Labelling and Packaging Regulations

    EMA Labelling and Packaging Regulations

      Introduction   The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is a decentralised agency of the European Union (EU) in charge of scientific evaluation, regulation, and quality control of medicines in the EU.  Before approving medicinal products for distribution in the 27 EU member states along with Norway, Lichtenstein, and Iceland, the EMA makes sure that they meet safety, efficiency, and quality standards.  In relation to

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  • EU Marketing Authorization Procedures

    EU Marketing Authorization Procedures

    European Medicines Agency  The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is responsible for the scientific evaluation of centralized marketing authorization applications (MAA’s). A marketing authorization (MA) is the authorization of a medicine to be sold in one, several, or all the European Union’s member states, depending on the type of application that has been submitted and to which agency.

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  • Acting as a Responsible Person (import) (RPI) in the UK

    Acting as a Responsible Person (import) (RPI) in the UK

    Background The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) recently published guidance called “Acting as a Responsible Person (import) (RPi) from 1 January 2021”. The guidance describes the role of an RPi and how to become a RPi. Also of relevance is the guidance “Sourcing medicines for the Great Britain market from an approved country for

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  • BREXIT: Approved Country Lists Post-Transition Period

    BREXIT: Approved Country Lists Post-Transition Period

    Countdown to Transition Period End Date Days Hours Minutes Seconds Introduction On 31 December 2020, the Brexit transition period will officially end which means that from 1 January 2021 changes to the current arrangements in place may occur. During the transitional period, the UK has remained a member of the European Economic Area (EEA), the

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  • EU Regulatory Flexibility During COVID-19 Pandemic

    EU Regulatory Flexibility During COVID-19 Pandemic

    In these uncertain times it can be challenging to comply with regulatory requirements while maintaining supply demands, but there has been advice published by the authorities to help. This guidance has outlined regulatory flexibility that can be applied to help pharmaceutical companies cope with the consequences of the pandemic, while ensuring a high level of

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  • EU-GMP Guideline of Annex 21 ‘Importation of Medicinal Products’

    EU-GMP Guideline of Annex 21 ‘Importation of Medicinal Products’

    On 20th March 2020 the EU-GMP Guideline of Annex 21 ‘Importation of Medicinal Products’ was published as a draft.  In addition to the guidance outlined in the main chapters and annexes, it was a thought that there was a need to publish a specific guideline on importation of medicinal products under a dedicated annex of

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  • The Impact of Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and COVID-19 on Global Pharmaceutical Supply Chains with Focus on the Indian and Chinese Markets

    The Impact of Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and COVID-19 on Global Pharmaceutical Supply Chains with Focus on the Indian and Chinese Markets

    On 31st of December 2019, a cluster of pneumonia cases with unknown aetiology were reported in Wuhan, China. At the time, healthcare professionals could not identify the causative agent for these seemingly related incidents but on the 7th of January the Chinese authorities confirmed a novel coronavirus (nCoV) was responsible for the disease. This virus

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  • Rare Diseases Day 2020: The Importance of Orphan Drugs in Combating Rare Diseases

    Rare Diseases Day 2020: The Importance of Orphan Drugs in Combating Rare Diseases

    An Overview of Rare Diseases: On February 29th, 2020 the world will observe Rare Diseases Day coordinated by the European Organisation for Rare Diseases (EURODIS). Now in its 13th year, this special day aims to spread awareness of rare diseases and the patients whose lives are impacted by them. But what exactly is a rare

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