In a way to support and encourage pharma companies to work upon developing drugs or medical devices in rare disease, several country regulatory agencies are coming up with various benefits such as faster approvals, fee concessions and financial benefits etc. These countries include the US, Europe, Japan, Australia, South Korea and most recently, India. Incentives […]

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2019, has approved an increasing number of orphan drugs and biologics, as well as drugs targeted at specific cancers. The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) has reported that this value was more than twice compared to the past eight years. Worldwide orphan drug sales are […]

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Financial benefits, faster approvals, and less stringent clinical data requirements are some important benefits that regulatory agencies across the world offer as incentives for the development of orphan drugs for rare diseases. These countries include the US, Europe, Japan, Australia, South Korea, Brazil, and most recently, India. These incentives have been so supportive and convincingly […]

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Most of the processes to approve drugs in the EU are similar to those of the FDA, such as getting pre-authorization for use of the drug in clinical trials. After clinical trials, FDA drug approvals follow a centralized path, whereas European approval can occur through 4 different paths, depending on the nature of the drug, timeline, […]

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Clinical supply chain teams manage some typical challenges almost every day of their work in handling clinical trial logistics for local or global clinical trials. These include those related to regulatory compliance, temperature control (or, excursions), labeling, actual shipment or last mile delivery. These challenges are often compounded multi-fold when clinical trials relate to a […]

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Learning about global regulatory requirements and understanding the pathway for approval can help clinical development teams take their global strategy in the right direction. Sharing expertise from regulatory experts for those who need it. (This article was originally published on LinkedIn). It’s no news that we are now living in an era with a tremendous surge […]

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Rare diseases are rapidly becoming a high priority therapeutic area for our industry. This is needed, especially when fewer than 5% of approx 7,000 rare diseases have drug therapies available, and many of these provide limited benefit. There is also a business case to this, due to a supportive reimbursement environment, particularly in the US. […]

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Rare disease drug development is gaining interest in pharma industries. Large pharmaceutical companies have been working for many years, and now startups, small and mid-range pharma companies are also gaining traction in rare diseases drug development.  Developing medicines or drug products in rare diseases is always challenging for both the scientific and clinical development team […]

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Nutraceuticals or Health supplements are gaining importance and becoming a part of the consumer’s daily diet. With the increase in life expectancy and subsequent increase in lifestyle-related diseases, nutraceutical or health supplements have emerged as a necessity for consumers, especially in a developed market and Europe is not an exception to it! Novel food represents […]

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