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The changing face of (benefit-)risk management - Volume 24, Issue

Over the last 20 years the focus of post-approval management of medicines has changed from risk management to the assessment and management of benefit-risk. In the EU this has been reinforced by changes in the legislation underpinning…

A shot at demystifying the risk management plan for medical writers - Volume 24, Issue

A risk management plan (RMP) is a complex regulatory document which is now required in the European Union as part of a medicine's approval process. This article offers practical guidance for medical writers who are interested in writing an RMP. In a…

EMA releases the revised Good Pharmacovigilance Practices Module V – updated guidance on risk management plans - Volume 26, Issue

Recently, the EMA released the revised Module V – Risk Management Systems (Rev 2) of Good Pharmacovigilance Practices (GVP) accompanied by a revised version of the guidance on the format of the risk management plan (RMP) in the EU – in integrated…

Risk Management - Volume 24, Issue

The thalidomide tragedy of the early 1960s cost several thousand lives, but it ultimately led to changes that will undoubtedly save many thousands more: it triggered a chain of events involving the WHO and the ICH that resulted in the…

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…

The Investigator's Brochure: A multidisciplinary document - Volume 23, Issue

The Investigator's Brochure (IB) is a multidisciplinary document that summarises the main elements of an entire development programme to date. Although the IB also serves other purposes, it is primarily written to enable investigators conducting…

The MHRA perspective on the new pharmacovigilance legislation - Volume 21, Issue

Following an extensive period of drafting, consultation, negotiation, and re-drafting the new European Legislation came into effect in July this year. The new measures will be the biggest change to medicines legislation since the creation of the…

The Webscout - Volume 24, Issue

‘A ship is safe in a harbor – but this is not what ships are made for’. (William G.T. Shedd, American theologian, 1820–1894) Risky scenarios are something many people try to avoid. But you will find yourself in situations when you have to face…

Medical Communications - Volume 25, Issue

Anyone working in pharmacovigilance (PV) will already have spent many months working their way through the ever changing updates and reforms to the Risk Management Plan (RMP), and the newly legislated RMP summary. Those not working in PV will…

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