The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs today announced that it has accredited three more organizations, including two independent institutional review boards (IRB) in Massachusetts and a third organization in Mexico.
The US FDA was flooded with comments on its draft guidance seeking to amend the informed consent process – with some saying the guidance will further confuse patients while others took issue with what the revisions didn’t include.
Shifting EMA oversight to DG Enterprise and Industry will put patients at greater risk of adverse events according to NGO Health Action International, which suspects EFPIA “had a hand” in planned European Commission reshuffle.
Industry groups BIO (Biotechnology Industry Association) and GPhA (Generic Pharmaceutical Association) are calling for outsourcing facilities to be held to the same standards as other, larger manufacturers.
US authorities have arrested Glenn Chin, a supervising pharmacist they say was involved in compounding the contaminated injections behind an outbreak of fungal meningitis that struck 751 patients and killed 64 in 2012.
WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG), a provider of regulatory and ethical review services for clinical research, has acquired biosafety consultancy Alliance Biosciences. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Institute of Medicine is conducting a consensus study to recommend guiding principles and a framework for the responsible sharing of clinical trial data before a final report is released in December 2014.