REGULATORY TREND OF PHARMACEUTICALS IN “BRIC” COUNTRIES Shivam Vashisth M Pharmacy 2nd Year M.D University, Rohtak Guided By Professor Dr. Arun Nanda HOD & Dean, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, M.D University, Rohtak
AIM OF RESEARCH WORK Drug Regulatory Framework in BRIC countries. Drug Approval Process in BRIC countries. Patent Regime of Drugs in BRIC countries.
BRIC word includes the developing market of Brazil, Russia, India and China. Some recent trends shows the development of BRIC as an emerging market.
BRIC+ Mexico Turkey and South Korea contributed more than half of the global market growth in 2009 and is expected to have a sustained average growth of 40% by 2013. On the other hand global pharmaceutical market showed growth between 2.5-3% in 2009.
BRIC has been growing at a rate of 15-20% for last 5 years and their revenue will be doubled by 2013.
China is the 4thlargest world market and is expected to become 3rd largest by 2011.
With GDP of between US$2-4 trillion in 2008, Brazil, Russia, and India are each expected to add US$5-15 billion to the pharmaceutical market through 2013.
India is the 4th largest generic pharmaceutical market in the world and is consistently achieving a growth rate of 9% over the last 5 years.
BRIC market is expected to have a growth rate of 12-14% in 2010 and 12-14% per annum over the following five years.
REASONS FOR THE EMERGENCE OF “BRIC” MARKET
Decline in the growth rate of the developed pharmaceutical market in developed nations .
Changing regulatory and investment environment for the research.
INDIAN DRUG REGULATORY FRAMEWORK
Health is in the concurrent list of Indian constitution.
In India drugs are regulated both at central and state level At the central level CDSCO(Central Drug Standard Control organization) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is responsible for approving new drug, clinical trials, and licensing of drugs.
At the state level state drug regulatory authorities issues licences to manufacture approved drugs and to monitor the quality of drugs along with CDSCO.
In India the regulation of drug, medical devices, biological and r-DNA products is distributed within various ministries.
CDSCO under the aegis of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare have the duty of regulating and ensuring the quality of medicines and pharmaceuticals under the Drugs & Cosmetic Act.
The DCGI (Drug Controller, India) is the main personality of CDSCO responsible for approving new drugs, clinical trials, Licensing and to ensure quality, safety and efficacy of pharmaceuticals in India.
CDSCO is organized in to various Headquarters'’, Zonal Offices “, Sub zonal Offices “, Port Offices”, and Laboratory.
MAIN SCEDULES TO THE DRUGS AND COSMETIC ACT, 1940 & RULES 1945
RULES GOVERNING REGISTRATION OF DRUGS IN INDIA
NEW DRUG DEFINFITION (122E) NOT USED IN THE COUNTRY. APPROVED DRUG - 1. NEW CLAIMS (Indications, Dosage, Dosage form, Route) 2. FDCs ( New or Modified) ALL VACCINES SHALL BE CONSIDERED AS NEW DRUG AS SPECIFIED BY LICENSING AUTHORITY. NOTE:- A NEW DRUG IS CONSIDERED NEW FOR THE PERIOD OF 4 YEARS FROM THE DATE OF ITS FIRST APPROVAL OR ITS INCLUSION IN THE INDIAN PHARMACOPOEIA.
APPLICATION FOR PERMISSION TO CONDUCT CLINICAL TRIALS
A Sponsor needs to file an IND application (Form-44) with the CDSCO to get permission to conduct clinical trials. The same Form-44 can be used to import or manufacture a new drug. An INDs contents described in Schedule-Y are similar to those of a submission to USFDA or EMEA. IND mainly includes
TYPES OF IND APPLICATION IN INDIA CATEGORY-A These includes clinical trials whose protocols have been approved by USA, UK, Switzerland, EMEA, Japan, Australia, Canada, Germany, South Africa. These are also known as Abbreviated INDs. Category-A applications are approved within 3-4 weeks of filling. CATEGORY-B All other clinical trials not Covered under category-A will fall under Category-B, and will be reviewed normally defined earlier. Most phase-1 clinical trials are reviewed as Category-B applications. Category-B applications are approved with in 8-12 weeks.
CLINICAL TRIAL REQUIREMENTS For new drugs discovered in India, clinical trials should be carried out right from Phase-1 to Phase-3. Phase-1 trials are not allowed for the new drugs discovered in other countries untill of special relevance to health in India. The data related to safety and efficacy of the drug can be accepted from other countries if the drug is applicable in treating serious diseases. For drugs indicated in life threatening/serious diseases or disease of special relevance to the Indian health scenario, the toxicological and clinical data requirements may be abbreviated, deferred or omitted.
No new drug clinical trial can be carried out without the permission of the DCGI, and the approval obtained from the respective ethics committee(s). Trial sites and the protocol must be approved by independent ethics committee (s). Important regulations are-
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