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Boehringer Ingelheim Announces Start Of Adalimumab Biosimilar Interchangeability Study

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Last week, Boehringer Ingelheim announced that it had enrolled the first patient into its VOLTAIRE-X interchangeability study. This Phase 3 study will investigate the interchangeability of BI’s adalimumab biosimilar...more

How Not To Create an “Exception” to the Learned Intermediary Rule

by Reed Smith on

We’ve heard more about the constitutional “emoluments clause,” Art 1 §9, clause 8, this year than during the entire rest of our legal careers. But while it’s illegal for anybody working for the U.S. government to accept...more

EMA’s revised Guideline on first-in-human trials increases the level of protection of trial participants

by Hogan Lovells on

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has released a new Guideline on strategies to identify and mitigate risks for first-in-human and early clinical trials with investigational medicinal products. The Guideline was adopted by...more

Bevacizumab Biosimilar Update

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There has been some recent activity regarding proposed biosimilars to Roche’s Avastin (bevacizumab). Avastin is indicated for the treatment of various types of cancers, including colorectal, lung, and kidney cancer....more

FDA Issues Immediately Effective Guidance Allowing Waiver of Informed Consent for Minimal Risk Research

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The United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a guidance document announcing its intention not to object to an IRB’s waiving or altering the informed consent requirements for an FDA-regulated clinical...more

Review Article Supports Interchangeability of Infliximab and CT-P13

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Last week, an article reviewing the literature comparing infliximab biosimilar CT-P13 (Celltrion) with infliximab (Janssen Biotech) for the treatment of rheumatologic diseases was published in Drug Design, Development and...more

Follow the Money: FDA Issues New Procedures for Evaluating Financial Ties Between Application Sponsors and Clinical Investigators

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In a potential sign of renewed interest in financial ties between industry and clinical investigators, the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Office of New Drugs (OND) recently issued a new Manual of Policies and Procedures...more

EMA Calls for Public Consultation on Clinical Trial Protocol, Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Update, Vol. IV, Issue III

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June 2017 The EMA has opened for public consultation a draft guideline for the notification of serious breaches of the Clinical Trial Protocol (Regulation (EU) No 536/2014)...more

EMA Green Lights New EudraVigilance System for Adverse Reactions, Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Update, Vol. IV, Issue III

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On May 22, 2017, the European Medicines Agency ("EMA") announced the full functionality of the new EudraVigilance system for the collection and monitoring of suspected adverse reactions with medicinal products that are...more

New French Decree Clarifies the Scope of Biomedical Research, Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Update, Vol. IV, Issue III

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French Decree n° 2017-884 of May 9, 2017, was adopted to implement certain provisions of the Legal Ordinance of June 16, 2016, with respect to biomedical research. Such research should now be referred to as "research...more

Here’s why you’re getting those unsolicited mailings about clinical trials

When consumers around the country started getting letters from a company that they had never heard of, inviting them to participate in clinical trials for medical conditions that they hadn’t disclosed to many or didn’t even...more

Adalimumab Biosimilar Demonstrates Non-Inferiority For Efficacy and Safety

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At the EULAR Annual Congress this week, Rieke H.E. Alten, MD, working at the University of Berlin, presented data from a randomized, double-blind, Phase III study comparing adalimumab and FKB327, Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin...more

New Data Supports Efficacy and Safety of Celltrion’s Rituximab Biosimilar

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Celltrion Healthcare presented new data on their Rituximab biosimilar Truxima® (CT-P10) at the International Conference on Malignant Lymphoma (ICML) in Switzerland and the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Congress...more

To certify or not to certify? FDA has answered the question

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On June 7, 2017, FDA issued a revised guidance document, Form FDA 3674 – Certifications To Accompany Drug, Biological Product, and Device Applications/Submissions, to clarify when sponsors  should submit Form FDA 3674...more

Biosimilar Development Updates: Infliximab, Ranibizumab, Etanercept, Filgrastim & Trastuzumab

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According to a May 7, 2017 record on ClinicalTrials.gov, Celltrion is conducting a Phase 1/3 clinical trial to evaluate efficacy and safety between a subcutaneous biosimilar of infliximab (“CT-P13 SC”) with its currently...more

EMA publishes a Draft Guideline on Trial Master Files to facilitate the conduct and management of clinical trials

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In April 2017, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) issued a draft guideline (“Draft Guideline“) concerning the Trial Master Files (“TMF”) for public consultation. The Draft Guideline updates the previous guideline on TMF that...more

Personalised Medicines at the top of the European Agenda

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In March 2017, the European Medicines Agency organised a workshop concerning personalised medicine. The results of the workshop have just been published. The workshop discussed the views of patients, healthcare...more

Celltrion to Begin Remsima (infliximab) Clinical Trials in China

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Sources are reporting that Celltrion has received clearance from the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) to conduct clinical trials of Remsima (infliximab), a biosimilar of Janssen’s Remicade. This is the first time a...more

Cinfa Biotech Announces Positive Clinical Trial Results for Neulasta Biosimilar

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Cinfa Biotech, a Spanish company focusing on the development of biosimilars, announced positive results from their second clinical trial evaluating a biosimilar version of Amgen’s Neulasta (pegfilgrastim). According to the...more

AGG Food and Drug Newsletter - May 2017

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Arnall Golden Gregory LLP's Food and Drug Newsletter is a monthly update of legal and regulatory issues that affect the FDA-regulated community, including regular updates on legislative initiatives from AGG’s Washington, DC...more

Results of Danish Infliximab Biosimilar Switching Study Published

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Researchers in Denmark recently published a report from an observational study of 802 Danish patients who switched from Remicade to the biosimilar infliximab product Remsima for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis,...more

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Begins Clinical Investigation for Omalizumab Biosimilar

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In a press release, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals announced today that the U.S. FDA has cleared Glenmark’s Investigational New Drug (IND) application of GBR 310, a proposed biosimilar of XOLAIR® (omalizumab), to initiate a...more

Compliance Deadline for New ClinicalTrials.gov Regulations is Tuesday April 18 2017

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On 21 September 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a final rule that clarified and expanded the requirements for clinical trial registration and results submission on the ClinicalTrials.gov...more

GCP Renovation ICH Reflection on "GCP Renovation"

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The International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use ("ICH") has released a reflection paper on Good Clinical Practice ("GCP") "Renovation," which contains the ICH proposal...more

China’s FDA Accepts JHL Biotech’s Clinical Trial Application for Rituximab Biosimilar in NHL

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JHL Biotech announced today that China’s FDA has accepted its application for the use of JHL1101 in Phase 1 and Phase 3 clinical trials in non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma patients. JHL1101 is a rituximab biosimilar candidate that JHL...more

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