EMA Seeks Input on Updated ICH E6 GCP Guideline

The European Medicines Agency is seeking feedback on the International Conference on Harmonization’s revised E6 guideline, which adds new recommendations for sponsors on developing risk-based quality management systems for clinical trials. Read More

HHS Updates Common Rule on Human Subject Protections

HHS on Sept. 2 proposed an overhaul of human research subject protections, including simpler informed consent forms, informed consent for secondary research using biospecimens and using a single IRB for all domestic sites in multisite clinical trials. Read More

China FDA Tells Sponsors to Verify Trial GCP

Sponsors of new drug applications in China must submit comprehensive data showing adherence to clinical trial requirements by Aug. 25 — in a surprise move that could prompt noncompliant or unprepared companies to withdraw their applications, reducing a pending backlog of more than 1,600. Read More

FDA, DOJ Pursuing Cases of Clinical Trials Fraud

The FDA and Department of Justice are pursuing prosecutions of several international drugmakers, investigators and clinical trials coordinators for conduct and data integrity violations, underscoring the agency’s increasing tendency to treat quality violations as fraud. Read More