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November 2017

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  • 2017-11-24 - 2017-11-25 : EMA

    Third tripartite meeting held between EMA, PMDA and FDA to discuss regulatory approaches for the evaluation of antibacterial agents

    This meeting built on the work of previous two meetings between the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Japanese Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) in the way these regulators approach the evaluation of antimicrobials, aiming at identifying further areas for convergence. The three agencies agreed to further align how clinical trials should be designed to study the effects of new antibiotics in certain indications, such as uncomplicated gonorrhoea or uncomplicated urinary tract infections. They also committed to working together to explore how to better streamline paediatric development of new antibacterial agents and discussed he importance of characterising the pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic relationship and monitoring the benefit-risk balance throughout the medicine lifecycle. The agencies plan to meet again in 2018.

  • 2017-11-23 - 2017-11-24 :

    eXtended EudraVigilance Medicinal Product Dictionary face-to-face training course

    This eXtended EudraVigilance Medicinal Product Dictionary (XEVMPD) face-to-face training course has been prepared to facilitate the practical implementation of the requirements including technical aspects and all related procedures on electronic submission of information on medicines by marketing authorisation holders in the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) countries outside the EU. The training focuses on explaining the guidance and specifically the mandatory data elements necessary for the electronic submission of information on medicinal products, applying the format of the eXtended EudraVigilance Product Report Message (XEVPRM) and the use of the XEVMPD data entry tool (EVWEB). It includes exercises in the XEVPRM data entry tool (EVWEB) for the electronic submission and maintenance of different types of medicinal products.