Medical Writing Generics and biosimilars Regulatory Public Disclosure

Volume 28, Issue 2 - Generics and biosimilars

Regulatory Public Disclosure


Keeping up with regulatory public disclosure (RPD) globally is a challenge for us all. This regular RPD section of Medical Writing and EMWA’s RPD Special Interest Group (SIG) help you stay ahead of the game through information sharing.

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  1. EMA’s invaluable reference to describe their end-to-end process for the journey of a centrally-authorised EMA medicine from lab to patient Available from: https://core-reference.us13.listmanage. com/track/click?u=c2b68d727a3b 5cd76327cee23&id=d989b6ae35&e=7985 8c7e19.
  2. On page 14, there is a great summary titled: “What information is publicly available during the evaluation of a new medicine and once a decision has been made?” complete with relevant web links.
  3. Read EMA’s EudraCT and EU Clinical Trial Regulation (CTR) Q & A document Available from: guidance/EudraCT%20FAQ_for%20 publication.pdf
  4. The 32-page long 84 Q & A covers general, protocol, and results information, the EU CTR, and paediatric clinical trial information (protocol and results).
  5. PhUSE White Paper (March 14, 2019) titled “Retrospective versus proactive anonymization of narratives”: Available from: Deliverables/Narratives%20White%20 Paper%20Version%202.pdf
  6. This 17-page PhUSE White Paper by Rashmi Dodia and Gregory Campbell focuses on two approaches to produce anonymised narratives – retrospective and proactive. The retrospective section addresses challenges faced with qualitative methods (e.g., redaction) and the impact on data utility. Desirable features of a tool or software solution for redaction are included on page 10. In the proactive section, the needs for modern solutions and skills enhancement in order to meet Policy 0070 requirements are discussed. Suggestions on how to operationalise proactive anonymisation are also offered on page 15.
  7. All PhUSE white papers are available at: Available from:
  8. EMWA RPD SIG members’ page: Available from: groups/regulatory-publicdisclosure- sig/
  9. Subpage for disclosure-related regulatory news updates: Available from: members/special-interestgroups/ regulatory-public-disclosuresig/ regulatory-news-emwa-newsblast/.



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Statistical principles in biosimilar development
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Medical writing for generics throughout the life cycle
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ICMJE requirements for sharing individual participant data from interventional clinical trials
Medicinal products and medical devices in clinical trials conduct and disclosure
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Collecting metrics in medical writing – the benefits to you and your business
Document management systems for medical writing
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Regulatory Matters
News from the EMA
Getting Your Foot in the Door
Veterinary Medical Writing
Teaching Medical Writing
Medical Devices
My First Medical Writing
Journal Watch
Good Writing Practice
Regulatory Public Disclosure
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My First Medical Writing

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Regulatory Matters

Sam Hamilton

Regulatory Public Disclosure

Claire Gudex

Teaching Medical Writing

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