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Archive for month: May, 2014


Good Data Discipline: Responding to new XEVMPD Maintenance Guidelines

Read our article in DIA’s Global Forum

At the end of January 2014, formal guidelines were issued concerning the way updates must be made to European pharmacovigilance data. Miranda Pothiawala, director at Samarind, discusses the implications now that tight timeframes have been set for getting submitted product data in order.

As of two years ago, any life sciences company distributing products in Europe has been subject to a mandate to submit comprehensive product information and documentation to a central electronic database – the EudraVigilance Medicinal Product Dictionary (EVMPD) – in the interests of improving patient safety.

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Medicinal Product Line Outsourcing: an Option Worth Considering? – Part I

The Opportunity

Change creates opportunity, so they say. Well, here’s one change that might benefit – if handled right – the medicine originator, the service provider and, most importantly, the patient by just moving the responsibilities of an entire medicinal product line into different hands.

What opportunity am I talking about – as outsourcing itself is neither new nor terribly exciting? Read More

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