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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…

Non-interventional Post-Authorisation Safety Studies (NI-PASS): A different type of report - Volume 23, Issue

Although Post-Authorisation Safety Studies (PASS) have been around since 2001, most regulatory writers would have been unaware of their existence until the recent changes in European regulations, which include mention of these studies as part of…

The EMWA Budapest Working Group: A 2-year collaboration to make recommendations for aligning the ICH E3 guideline with current practice and developing clinical study protocol guidance - Volume 23, Issue

International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) E6 and ICH E3, developed nearly 20 years ago, are the current regulatory guidance documents for developing clinical study protocols (CSPs) and clinical study reports (CSRs). Ambiguity in the…

Some considerations on the safety evaluation section of clinical study reports for studies with anticancer drugs - Volume 21, Issue

The International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) guideline E3 describes the structure and content of clinical study reports (CSRs). However, this standard structure should be interpreted according to the type of study and data, including…

Profile: An interview with Art Gertel on the Budapest Working Group - Volume 24, Issue

Art Gertel (AG), with nearly 40 years of increasingly senior management level positions in the pharmaceutical industry, is an expert in the preparation of large, complex corporate and regulatory documents and is thoroughly familiar with relevant US,…

Regulatory Writing - Volume 24, Issue

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has attracted increasing controversy, particularly in Europe. The TTIP is a trade agreement under negotiation between the United States and the European Union, and affects three main areas:…

Regulatory Writing - Volume 22, Issue

This article introduces aspects of the regulatory writing profession in China and Japan. Although regulatory medical writing is at an early stage of development in China, the ever-growing research and development activities in this country have led…

The launch publication for Clarity and Openness in Reporting: E3-based (CORE) Reference

The 2 year EMWA-AMWA CORE Reference project resulted in the publication of the open-access CORE Reference at on 03 May 2016. The full peer-reviewed publication supporting the launch of CORE Reference: Hamilton S,…

The clinical study protocol and medical writing: A good fit? - Volume 23, Issue

The characteristics of the clinical study protocol (CSP) are discussed with regard to (i) its structure and (ii) its development process. The benefits of medical-writing involvement into both aspects are highlighted. In particular, medical writers…

An overview of the Common Technical Document (CTD) regulatory dossier - Volume 23, Issue

The Common Technical Document (CTD) was designed to provide a common format between Europe, USA, and Japan for the technical documentation included in an application for the registration of a human pharmaceutical product. The CTD dossier is divided…


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