The Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) has launched a mobile app aiming to provide details of drugs via their barcode. The mobile app, Drug Scanner, aims to allow consumers to download and gather information about over-the-counter drugs by scanning the barcode on packaging. The mobile app provides all necessary details on the drugs. The… read more
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Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) has published the ‘Ordinance to Specify New Substances as Specified Drugs.’ The designated substances are as follows: Ordinance Name Common Name N-Ethyl-1,2-diphenylethylamine Ephenidine, EPE, NEDPA 2-[(Dimethylamino)methyl]-1-(3-hydroxyphenyl)cyclohexanol O-Desmethyltramadol, O-DSMT N-(2-Fluorophenyl)-2-methoxy-N-(1-phenethylpiperidin-4-yl)acetamide Ocfentanil, A-3217 Manufacture, importation, sale, possession, etc. of these substances shall be prohibited. It took effect on November… read more
FDA Releases Revised Guidelines on the Submission of Equivalence Evidence of Pharmaceutical Products
Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released the ‘Revised Guidelines on the Submission of Equivalence Evidence for Registration of Pharmaceutical Products.’ The document establishes requirements for the submission of in vitro or in vivo equivalence evidence for the registration of the following pharmaceutical products: Traditional/herbal medicines Biological products Medical oxygen Veterinary drugs Stem cell… read more