FDA has published new draft guidance on the safe manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) for animal drugs. Following a consultation period, it is also expected to be implemented in Japan, the EU, and the UK. Chris Fanelli, Dr. Chris Boyle, and Dan Roberts discuss what the new guidance means for animal drug manufacturers.
Sites making animal drugs need to be inspection-ready, as a single inspection report can now be relied upon by regulators in both the U.S. and some EU member states. Multi-jurisdictional regulatory actions could ensue. Christopher Fanelli, Chris Boyle and Yuzhi Hu explain.
The UK veterinary medicines industry needs to respond by March 31 to a consultation on proposed changes to the UK Veterinary Medicines Regulations which could boost data protection for regulatory submissions, incentivising innovation. However, companies need to be wary of potential increases in regulatory burden in other areas. Chris Boyle explains.
One year after the EU Veterinary Medicines Regulation (VMR) came into force, novel medicine developers have an important opportunity to shape its implementation. Chris Boyle and Bronwyn Tonelli look at what’s at stake for an industry which is embracing technological advancement, but which faces twice the administrative burden of the human medicine industry.