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Getting Your Regulatory Affairs Certification? Canada’s Special Access Program May Interest You

Working with regulatory systems requires a strong background in standards and regulations, so that you have a good understanding of how they function and how they can change. Pharmaceutical regulations dictate how Canadians can access the drugs that they need to be healthy and enjoy a high quality of life. When regulations are made, it is often to improve the process by which people receive their pharmaceutical products and make healthcare more effective. In the case of Canada’s Special Access Program, patients who haven’t been able to receive effective treatment with conventional therapies are given access to drugs not normally.. READ MORE »

What to Know About Package Inserts if You’re Considering a Regulatory Affairs Program

Package inserts give valuable information to patients regarding their medication. Usually, this includes prescribing information, also called professional information. Prescribing information includes: Brand and name of drug Potency and/or ingredients Standard of manufacture and manufacturer or sponsor Function of the drug Precautions or warnings Dosage and instructions for administering the drug Storage information Date prepared and preparations available Package inserts also help health care professionals, as they include things like special instructions for drugs that require specific dispensing like injection. In many cases, a separate document specifically for consumer or patient information is included, either separate from or as part.. READ MORE »

Why Mutual Recognition Agreements Matter in Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs

Mutual Recognition Agreements, or MRAs, help streamline the regulation of pharmaceuticals by establishing better cooperation between governments. This cooperation means that countries and regions can rely on one another’s testing and regulations of pharmaceutical products, instead of each region repeating the same processes on identical drugs. It’s a more efficient use of time and resources. Canada has a regulatory authority called the Health Products and Food Branch (HPFB) of Health Canada. The HPFB regulates MRAs that Canada is a part of. MRAs ensure Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) are followed and make it easier for people around the globe to access.. READ MORE »

What New Medical Device Rules Mean for Students in Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs

A medical device is defined by Health Canada as: an instrument, apparatus, or other similar article diagnoses, treats, mitigates, or prevents conditions and diseases in human beings, prevents conception, cares for humans at or after birth, diagnoses pregnancy or restores, modifies, or corrects body structure Some examples of medical devices include pacemakers, cardiovascular stents, respiratory ventilators, or even small items like tongue depressors or bandages. With new regulations coming into play later in 2019, read on for how this could affect regulatory affairs! What Are some Medical Device Safety Issues? Unfortunately some medical device issues can arise, which has led.. READ MORE »

What Students in Regulatory Affairs Courses Should Know About the USMCA Trade Deal

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is a free trade deal recently signed between North America’s three largest countries. Once ratified, it will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and it has major implications for the pharmaceutical industry, especially in terms of intellectual property rights. In its current form, the USMCA could significantly change how pharmaceutical companies sell their products in Canada. Here’s what you need to know about the USMCA if you’re studying regulatory affairs. The USMCA Will Extend Patent Protections for Biologics to 10 Years The USMCA will extend the patent protection period for biologics—which are pharmaceutical.. READ MORE »

Non-Approval of Drugs: A Helpful Explainer Before Studying for Regulatory Affairs Certification

The review of prescription and non-prescription drugs authorized is a long and intricate process, from research and development to clinical trial to ending up on the shelves of local pharmacies. Often, due to a variety of reasons, many drugs do not make it to market, and fail to be approved for public use. Here are some aspects of the regulatory process students interested in regulatory affairs should know. Therapeutic Value and Product Effectiveness The effectiveness of a drug allows it to pass clinical trials. Its success relies upon its therapeutic value, or how efficient the drug is at treating the.. READ MORE »

How Regulatory Affairs Professionals Ensure Effective Sanitation in a Pharmaceutical Lab

High sanitation standards are required during drug manufacturing, and regulatory affairs workers pay close attention to these Health Canada guidelines.

A Closer Look at Canada’s Thriving Medical Device Market for Pros in Regulatory Affairs

In hospitals and doctors’ offices, drugs aren’t the only things responsible for helping patients heal and feel better. Medical devices are a huge category of medical care tools that often go unnoticed, but are crucial to modern day medicine. Medical devices include wheelchairs, medical scissors, and even bandages. They can range from low-tech to high-tech devices and can even include pacemakers. Some of the technologies used to produce them include microelectronics, biotechnology, and even software. Unlike drugs, which dissolve and are absorbed by the body, medical devices are instruments, tools, and implants that can help with everything from diagnosing a.. READ MORE »

3 Skills It Takes to Succeed on the Regulatory Affairs Career Track

Regulatory affairs is a relatively new and demanding career. It requires extensive knowledge of the business, legal, and pharmaceutical aspects of products in development, so that projects can be operated smoothly from inception to market. A regulatory affairs specialist is responsible for keeping up-to-date with all of the rules and regulations that govern the production process for new drugs, cosmetics, and other medical products. And while it is an incredibly rewarding career both emotionally and financially, there are some specific skills that can help you succeed in this profession. If you’re interested in a career that encompasses the specifics of.. READ MORE »

A Guide to Global Pharmaceutical Regulations for Regulatory Affairs Students

Today’s pharmaceutical industry is very much a global market. While traditional economic powers like the United States remain leaders in the field, new drug development, manufacturing, and trade is now taking place in increasingly diverse parts of the world. In fact, the emerging markets China and Brazil are now home to the 3rd and 6th largest pharmaceutical industries in the world. Not only that, but companies are now manufacturing and developing drugs for distribution to a variety of different countries, each with their own regulations and guidelines. As a result, professionals in the regulatory affairs industry now face a tougher.. READ MORE »

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