Medical Writing Observational Studies Regulatory submissions of non-interventional post-authorisation safety studies

Volume 26, Issue 3 - Observational Studies

Regulatory submissions of non-interventional post-authorisation safety studies

Abstract

The post-authorisation safety study (PASS) is a pharmacovigilance activity often required as a post-marketing commitment to establish a safety profile or address specific safety concerns. An imposed PASS must be submitted in common technical document format. Comparability of observational studies to clinical trials is limited by a number of factors related to the differences in design and conduct of these studies. These include selection bias, which is harder to control in the observational setting, and typically a relatively higher extent and quality of data collection in the clinical setting. The PASS also places a strong focus on risk without collecting new formal benefit information. These factors present medical writers with some new (and not so new) challenges.
Offsetting the challenges, the PASS creates opportunities to assess the “real world” prescribing of a drug, to compare the real target population with the label population, and, because of the large scale of such trials, to assess safety across multiple sub groups with
greater certainty than possible in a clinical trial.
Download the full article

References

  1. European Medicines Agency. Postauthorisation safety studies (PASS). Available from: http://www.ema.europa.eu/ema/index.jsp?curl=pages/regulation/document_listing/document_listing_000377.jsp&mid=WC0b01ac058066e979
  2. Morley G. Non-interventional postauthorisation safety studies (NI-PASS): a different type of report. Med Writ 2014;23:273-6. Available from: http://
  3. Bouvy JC, De Bruin ML, Hoekman J, Stolk P. The costs and effects of postauthorisation safety studies for new active substances. Value in Health 2014;17:A445. Available from: http://
  4. Cohet C, Rosillon D, Willame C et al. Challenges in conducting post-authorisation safety studies (PASS): a vaccine manufacturer’s view. Vaccine 2017; 35:3041-9. Available from: http://
  5. Kardos P, Worsley S, Singh D, Román- Rodriguez M, Newby DE, Müllerová H. Randomized controlled trials and real-world observational studies in evaluating cardio - vascular safety of inhaled bronchodilator therapy in COPD. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 2016;11:2885-95. Available from: http://
  6. Ageno W, Mantovani LG, Haas S et al. Safety and effectiveness of oral rivaroxaban versus standard anticoagulation for the treatment of symptomatic deep-vein thrombosis (XALIA): an international, prospective, non-interventional study. Lancet Haematol 2016;3:12-21. Available from: http://

Search

Articles

Observations and Observational Studies
President's Message
EMWA News
RCTs: Can the treatment work? Patient registries: Does the treatment work?
Odd cases and risky cohorts: Measures of risk and association in observational studies
Guidance for the design and analysis of observational studies: The STRengthening Analytical Thinking for Observational Studies (STRATOS) initiative
Guidelines for disclosing the results from observational trials
Registration and ethics committee approval for observational studies: Current status and way forward
Regulatory submissions of non-interventional post-authorisation safety studies
Reporting non-interventional post-authorisation safety studies (NI-PASS)
Patient-reported outcomes: How useful are they?
EMA releases the revised Good Pharmacovigilance Practices Module V – updated guidance on risk management plans
Mentoring tomorrow’s medical writers
ICMJE to mandate data sharing statements
News from the EMA
Journal Watch
Getting Your Foot in the Door
In the Bookstores
Regulatory Matters
Medical Communications
The Webscout
Teaching Medical Writing
Good Writing Practice
Out on Our Own

Member Login

Links

The Write Stuff Archive Contact Instructions for Authors Article Template (Word) Journal Policies

Editoral Board

Editor-in-Chief

Raquel Billiones

Co-Editors

Evguenia Alechine

Jonathan Pitt

Managing Editor

Victoria White

Deputy Managing Editor

Alicia Waltman

Associate Editors

Anuradha Alahari

Jennifer Bell

Clare Chang

Barbara Grossman

Joselita T. Salita

Amy Whereat

Section Editors

Nicole Bezuidenhout 

Digital Communication

Somsuvro Basu

EMWA News       

Aurélie Gobet / Paolo Rega

Gained in Translation

Raquel Billiones

Getting Your Foot in the Door

Wendy Kingdom / Amy Whereat

Good Writing Practice

Alison McIntosh / Stephen Gilliver

In the Bookstores

Maria Kołtowska-Häggström

Lingua Franca and Beyond

Phil Leventhal

Manuscript Writing

Lisa Chamberlain-James

Medical Communications/Writing for Patients

Namrata Upadhyay

Medical Devices

Evguenia Alechine

My First Medical Writing

Anuradha Alahari

News from the EMA

Laura Kehoe

Out on Our Own

Jennifer Clemens

Regulatory Matters

Sam Hamilton

Regulatory Public Disclosure

Claire Gudex

Teaching Medical Writing

Kimi Uegaki

The Crofter: Sustainable Communications

Karim Montasser

Veterinary Writing

Editors Emeritus

Elise Langdon-Neuner

Phil Leventhal

Lay out Designer

Chris Monk