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  • 1. By: Shabeena Zaidi
  • 2.
    • a dynamic and challenging profession
    • gives strategic and technical advice for product development,
    • contributes commercially and scientifically to the success of a development programme and company.
    • ensures public health by to controlling safety and efficacy of products.
  • 3.
    • The Regulatory Affairs professionals keep track of the changing legislation in the regions in which the company distributes its products.
    • They advise on :
      • Legal and scientific restraints and requirements,
      • Collect, collate, and
      • Evaluate the scientific data that their R&D Dept. generates.
  • 4.
    • Present registration documents to regulatory agencies, and carry out negotiations necessary to obtain marketing authorisation for products.
    • Give strategic and technical advice in their companies, right from the beginning of the development of a product.
    • Their RA dept must be aware of the regulatory requirements in all the company’s export markets.
  • 5.
    • Reduction of the time taken to reach market is critical to product’s and the company’s success ensured by R.A.
    • Inadequate reporting of data or release of product with incorrect labelling, may result in loss of several millions sales unit, reduction in confidence of the investors, patients.
    • A good Regulatory Affairs professional will help to maximise the cost-effective use of the company’s resources.
    • This Dept. is first point of contact between the government authorities and the company. Officials respond better to a company whose representatives are scientifically accurate and knowledgeable.
  • 6.
    • The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society, RAPS,
    • The Organisation for Professionals in Regulatory Affairs, TOPRA,
    • Drug Information Association (DIA), the Food and
    • Drug Law Institute (FDLI) and international
  • 7.
    • They offer:
    • Education and training,
    • Professional development,
    • Competence certification
    • Codes of ethics in RA.
  • 8.
    • Founded in 1976. 
    • International membership organization of regulatory professionals
    • RAPS work in all areas of the healthcare product lifecycle,
    • Ensures that products are safe and effective.
    • Provides education, training, certification, research, publications and career development.
    • Website [email_address]
  • 9.
  • 10.
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Medical devices
    • In vitro diagnostics
    • Biologics and biotechnology
    • Nutritional products and
    • Cosmetics
  • 11.
    • They come in contact with pharmacologists, toxicologists, analytical chemists, pharmacists, medical doctors and statisticians.
    • Assimilate information by such specialists.
    • Present that information to regulatory authorities.
    • Feed-back their opinions to the rest of the company.
  • 12.
    • Influence
    • Negotiate
    • Persuade
    • Present
    • Communicate articulately
    • Listen actively
    • Interpret and consolidate data
    • IT literate
    • Work independently and cohesively
    • Accuracy
    • Quality
  • 13.
    • Team player (cross-functionally)
    • Calm under pressure
    • Interactive
    • Open to change
    • Adaptable
    • Self motivated
    • Ethical
    • Willing to learn
    • Enthusiastic
    • Assertive and confident
    • Respond effectively to challenges of opinion
    • Multi-culturally aware
  • 14.
    • How long should the drug effect last?
    • What will the dose strength and dosing frequency be?
    • Will a pharmacokinetic study be necessary?
    • Will a geriatric population have to be considered?
  • 15.
    • 1.Developing a draft package insert:
    • Team defines specific claims and considers final dosage form and packaging.
    • Re evaluating draft package insert after each clinical study
    • Stopping the development program if key claims cannot be realized
  • 16.
    • 2. Getting buy – in to the claims:
    • Identifying company’s internal stakeholders, to approve financial information to generate marketing claims.
    • The team seek out data via and market research to provide compelling information for management.
    • Developing advertising copy, which provides claim positioning.
    • Testing the advertising copy with external customers:
    • Patients.
    • Healthcare professionals.
  • 17.
    • 3. Designing the clinical trials:
    • Team identifies clinical endpoints to deliver claims and proceed to design the pivotal work.
    • Team can address questions as:
    • What data are needed to make decisions ?
    • Which clinical endpoints require validation ?
  • 18.
    • Team can assess:
    • Drug drug interaction & organ impairment,
    • metabolism pharmacokinetic and
    • bioequivalence–the program will need.
  • 19.
    • Team members should develop questions for meeting.
    • Questions regarding
    • Any toxicology program appropriate to support human dosing?
    • Use of positive controls?
    • Go/no-go decisions should be built into each clinical trial to avoid unnecessary expense.
  • 20.
    • It is important to balance continuity with flexibility so that the project team is not pulled back and forth.
    • The plan needs to be flexible enough to be adapted as the team learns more about the product.
    • Plan’s serves as a framework while evaluating the change’s impact on resources, timing and market potential.
  • 21.
    • Team should not try to prevent change but should control it to the project’s advantage.
    • Too much change will be disruptive, but lack of change may lead to suboptimal market performance.