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Six Key Changes to the Common Rule

On January 19, 2017, sixteen federal agencies, including the Departments of Health and Human Services and Labor, published the first revision to the federal regulations governing the protection of human subjects participating...more

HHS Issues Final Revisions to the Common Rule – New Protections for Human Research Subjects

On January 19, 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and fifteen other Federal Departments and Agencies issued a final rule to update “Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects,” also known as...more

HHS overhauls human subjects protection regulations

The Department of Health and Human Services recently issued a final rule updating the requirements for all clinical research conducted or supported by the US federal government, widely referred to as the "Common Rule." The...more

HHS Overhauls the Common Rule to Enhance Protection for Human Subjects in Research

On 18 January 2017, as one of the last actions of the outgoing Obama Administration, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and fifteen other federal agencies (the Agencies) issued a final rule overhauling the...more

FDA 2016 Year in Review

The enactment of the 21st Century Cures Act signaled the close of a multi-year bipartisan effort on Capitol Hill to grant the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) new authorities to expedite product development and reform...more

Aurobindo Pharma Acquires Four Biosimilar Products from TL Pharmaceutical

On February 9, 2017, Aurobindo Pharma Limited announced that it acquired four biosimilar products, including a biosimilar of Bevacizumab, from TL Biopharmaceutical AG. TL Biopharmaceutical is to supply developmental data for...more

HHS Finalizes Toned-Down Version of Common Rule Overhaul

The Final Rule published by the US Department of Health and Human Services on January 18, 2017, largely avoids major modifications to the Common Rule. However, it specifically addresses creation of biospecimen and data...more

EMA Update concerning EU Clinical Trials portal and database

Regulation (EU) No 536/2014 of 16 April 2014 on clinical trials on medicinal products for human use, and repealing Directive 2001/20/EC (“the Clinical Trials Regulation”) was adopted and entered into force in 2014. The...more

Welcome to the Future: HHS Releases Final Rule to Modernize Protections for Clinical Trial Participants

The Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, or the “Common Rule,” governs the ethical conduct of research involving human subjects and is funded through various federal agencies. On January 19, the U.S....more

Coherus Announces Positive Topline Phase III Results for its Humira Biosimilar

Coherus Biosciences announced “positive topline 24-week treatment phase three results” in patients with psoriasis for CHS-1420, its proposed biosimilar to Humira® (adalimumab). Coherus stated that it anticipates filing its...more

Federal Agencies Announce Revision to Modernize Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects

On January 19, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), together with a host of other federal agencies, announced revisions via a final rule to modernize, strengthen, and make more effective the Federal Policy...more

HHS Finalizes Major Changes to the Common Rule

On January 18, 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), together with fifteen other federal Departments and Agencies, issued a final rule intended to revise and modernize the federal Policy for the...more

Pfizer Announces Results from Trial With its Proposed Humira Biosimilar

Pfizer announced today that PF-06410293, its proposed biosimilar to Humira® (adalimumab), has demonstrated equivalent efficacy to Humira® in a clinical study. The clinical study gathered data from a 12 week trial in which...more

FDA Issues New Guidance on Use of Clinical Pharmacology Studies to Show Biosimilarity

The FDA issued a new Guidance today, titled “Clinical Pharmacology Data to Support a Demonstration of Biosimilarity to a Reference Product.” The Guidance is intended to “assist sponsors with the design and use of clinical...more

21st Century Cures: Examining Provisions for Streamlining FDA Regulations for Clinical Research in Title III

The 21st Century Cures Act encourages biomedical research investment and facilitates innovation review and approval processes, but also serves as a vehicle for a wide variety of other health-related measures, including...more

21st Century Cures Act Becomes Law

On December 13, 2016, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 34) into law. The act's 312 pages contain a variety of provisions, including nearly $5 billion in funding for scientific research, $1 billion in...more

Obama Signs 21st Century Cures Act, Adding $6.3 Billion For Medical Research

The Cures Act aims to increase the speed by which new drugs are brought to market by streamlining clinical trials, allowing the use of patient data in the regulatory review process, and modernizing U.S. Food and Drug...more

The Passage of the 21st Century Cures Act by Congress will produce Sweeping Changes to the Biotech, Medical Device,...

The December 8, 2016 passage of the 21st Century Cures Act by Congress is expected to lead to sweeping changes to the biotech, medical device and health industries and streamline the regulatory system for approval of both...more

The 21st Century Cures Act: FDA Reforms Aim to Spur Innovation in the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Health Research Sectors

On December 13, 2016, President Obama signed into law the 21st Century Cures Act (Act), one of the most important pieces of health care and life sciences legislation in several decades. The Act is intended to spur the rapid...more

Health Alert (Australia) December 12, 2016

In This Issue: - Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. - Excerpts from Judgments: Commonwealth. Federal Circuit Court 5 December 2016 - Singh v Minister For Immigration & Anor [2016] FCCA 3061 - MIGRATION –...more

Better Healthcare Newsletter from Patrick Malone - December 2016

Give a lasting holiday gift of health: Volunteer for a medical research study - That toy the kids whined about for weeks may be broken hours after emerging from the box. The gift card you gave will be frittered away,...more

Health Canada releases revised guidance on the submission requirements for biosimilar biologic drugs

On December 2, 2016, Health Canada released the revised Guidance Document Information and Submission Requirements for Biosimilar Biologic Drugs. The Guidance is intended to assist biosimilar companies to navigate the...more

Mylan-Biocon Publish Positive Results for Proposed Trastuzumab Biosimilar

Earlier this year, we reported that Mylan and Biocon submitted an aBLA for MYL-1401O, a proposed biosimilar to Genentech’s Herceptin® (trastuzumab). Earlier this week, an article published in the Journal of the American...more

New HHS clinical trials registry regulations set to go into effect in January 2017: top points in one chart

Nearly a decade after Congress directed significant expansion of the national clinical trials database, www.ClinicalTrials.gov, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued final implementing regulations...more

Success for Pfizer’s Trastuzumab Biosimilar in Phase 3 Clinical Trials

Today, Pfizer reported that their trastuzumab biosimilar to Roche’s Herceptin® has shown equivalence in a Phase 3 clinical trial measuring objective response rate (ORR) when taken in combination with paclitaxel to treat...more

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