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Cosmetic regulatory writing - Volume 23, Issue

On 11 July 2013, a new regulation for cosmetics was applied in Europe, Regulation (EC) 1223/2009, replacing Directive 76/768/CEE. This new regulation clarifies the roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders and introduces new notions such as…

Responding to concerns over the PSMF: Inspectors offer key insights - Volume 23, Issue

The pharmacovigilance system master file (PSMF) is a detailed description of the pharmacovigilance system used by the marketing authorisation holder for their authorised medicinal products. The PSMF is intended to be a live, custom-made document…

Strategic medical writing in the post-authorisation phase - Volume 23, Issue

This article outlines the latest legislation for some of the most common post-authorisation documents (Risk Management Plans, Periodic Safety Update Reports, and Post-authorisation Safety Studies) and explains the role of the strategic medical…

Good clinical practice (GCP): A universal call for ethics in biomedical research - Volume 23, Issue

Today, the principles of good clinical practice (GCP) form such an integral part of the development of new medicines that they could easily be taken for granted. Yet, the road to a universal code of ethics in human experimentation is paved with…

Providing value for medicines in older people - Volume 22, Issue

The global population is ageing, but inequalities remain in older people's access to treatment, especially people 75 years of age and older. These people receive less frequent interventions and lower quality medical treatment than their younger…

English Grammar and Style - Volume 22, Issue

We have three articles in this edition. Pamela Haendler's contribution deals with the medical writer as a reviewer and quality checker. Because of their close involvement with all of the documentation on a project, the medical writers involved are…

Letter to the Editor - Volume 25, Issue

Dear Editor, EMWA and other organisations (eg, AMWA, ISMPP) support the principles of Good Public at - ion Practice (GPP). As a co-author of the recent GPP3 guideline1 and leader of the professional medical writer section, I was concerned by a…

New EU medical device regulations: Impact on the MedTech sector - Volume 26, Issue

Abstract Regulation plays a fundamental role in the translation of innovative medical devices from concept to clinical application and ensures that only devices that exhibit the highest standards of safety and quality are released onto the EU Single…

Does standardisation improve animal testing of medical devices? - Volume 26, Issue

Abstract Compliance with European regulatory standards in animal research could be viewed as a way of dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s, rather than actually holding the research to scientific scrutiny. Standardisation is important and needs…

Nonclinical studies in the Russian Federation — Problems, regulatory norms, and harmonisation with international standards - Volume 26, Issue

Drug product developers and sponsors face a number of problems when organising a nonclinical study in Russia, especially, the diverse range of standards and few certified animal breeding centres, complicating adaptation of the available experimental…

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