4 Reasons Document Control is Crucial for Regulatory Affairs Associates

Document control refers to the systematic management of documents from inception to disposal. This process prioritizes the accuracy, comprehensiveness, accessibility, and protection of these documents to align with regulatory mandates, quality benchmarks, and functional requirements. Document controllers oversee the prompt and efficient preparation and handling of documents. They manage the organization, numbering, archiving, and retrieval of both electronic and paper-based documents produced within a company. As global markets become more intricate and the web of regulatory stipulations expands, the importance of document control becomes even more pronounced.  Here are four reasons why mastering document control is paramount after completing your.. READ MORE »

5 Skills Needed for a Successful Regulatory Affairs Associate Career

Regulatory affairs officers play a vital role in ensuring that various products, including foods, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and veterinary medicines, comply with legislative requirements throughout their development, testing, and marketing processes. In other words, they navigate the complex landscape of regulatory requirements and help bring products to market smoothly.  The Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs program at AAPS can equip budding regulatory affairs professionals with all the training necessary for a career in the industry. However, success as a regulatory affairs associate also relies on a diverse skill set encompassing technical and non-technical abilities. Technical skills such as regulatory knowledge and.. READ MORE »

5 Key Skills for Successful Regulatory Affairs Document Review

Regulatory approval is an essential stop in the journey from drug/product discovery to development and market launch. This informs the need for a rigorous regulatory affairs documentation process to ensure the correct information is accounted for. The work of regulatory affairs document reviewers requires them to possess several critical skills to function optimally. While these skills come naturally to some, they can be acquired through the right regulatory affairs training.  Here, we discuss a few of the most important skills needed to carry out regulatory affairs document reviews successfully. What Does a Regulatory Affairs Document Review Entail A regulatory affairs.. READ MORE »

Understanding the Importance of Regulatory Affairs in the Cosmetic Industry

The cosmetic industry is a booming global industry worth billions of dollars, with an extensive range of products, including makeup, skincare, fragrances, and hair care. According to Statista, there are over 2500 cosmetics stores in the country, and the Canadian cosmetics market is expected to grow to roughly 1.7 billion dollars by 2027. Having said that, regulating cosmetic products is a complicated process, with several regional and international regulatory bodies enforcing strict rules and guidelines to ensure product safety and efficacy. These guidelines ensure that companies comply with regulations and standards, and regulatory affairs professionals have been tasked with enforcing.. READ MORE »

International Women’s Day

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, the Academy of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences (AAPS) would like to take a moment to honor and recognize the countless contributions made by women in the field of pharmaceuticals. Pharmaceuticals play a critical role in maintaining and improving our health, and women have been instrumental in advancing this field. From developing new medications to conducting clinical trials and ensuring drug safety, women have played a key role in every aspect of pharmaceuticals. At AAPS, we are proud to have many talented women as part of our faculty, staff, and student body. These women bring a.. READ MORE »

What is the Future of Work?

The future of work is being shaped by a variety of trends and developments that are transforming the way we work, including: Trends and Developments Remote work: The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the trend toward remote work, and many experts believe that it will become more widespread in the future as technology continues to improve. Automation: Advances in automation and artificial intelligence are leading to the automation of many jobs, which could result in the displacement of some workers but also the creation of new types of jobs. Gig economy: The gig economy, which refers to a labor market characterized.. READ MORE »

3 Types of Companies You Can Work For With a Regulatory Affairs Diploma

Once you’ve earned your Regulatory Affairs diploma, you will have the knowledge and skills required to navigate the complex and ever-changing world of regulatory compliance in industries such as the pharmaceutical, biotechnological, medical device, and natural health product industries.  Each of these industries offers unique challenges and rewards, and each requires Regulatory Affairs professionals who are knowledgeable, skilled, and dedicated to ensuring that products are safe, effective, and in compliance with all necessary regulations. Whether you are interested in working for a large multinational corporation or a small start-up, there is a role for you in this field. The intense,.. READ MORE »

AAPS receives CCCEP Accreditation

The Academy of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences (AAPS) is thrilled to announce that its highly anticipated course, “CR015 – Legislation, Ethics, and GVP” has received official accreditation from the Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP). About The Course This live online program, designed specifically for pharmacists, offers a comprehensive introduction to international regulations and guidelines for good pharmacovigilance practices and pharmacoepidemiologic assessment of observational data regarding drugs, including biological drug products. Participants in this cutting-edge course will have the opportunity to delve into the entire EMA Good Pharmacovigilance Practices (GVP) based on ICH guidelines and be prepared to be.. READ MORE »

Celebrating Black History Month

February is Black History Month and we want to spend some time highlighting a few of the african-american contributions to the world of science and pharmaceuticals! ✊ As we celebrate #blackhistorymonth here at AAPS we are taking time to highlight black contributions to science and the pharmaceutical industry! 👏 George Washington Carver George Washington Carver was an American agricultural scientist and inventor who promoted alternative crops to cotton and methods to prevent soil depletion. He was one of the most prominent black scientists of the early 20th century and the impacts of his work are still seen today. Marie Maynard.. READ MORE »

Challenges Facing the Medical Device Field to Know for Regulatory Affairs Courses

The medical device field is a vast industry that is responsible for meeting the demands of evolving patient needs with innovation and the use of advanced technology. If you’re looking to pursue a regulatory affairs program, then understanding the pressures that the medical device field is facing will help you navigate toward improved compliance, greater efficiency, and stronger collaboration. At the Academy of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences, you can earn your diploma in regulatory affairs and explore the field of medical devices that fall outside the classification of drugs. Your Regulatory Affairs for Medical Devices course will take you through some.. READ MORE »