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Regulatory bodies

A Regulatory Body (also regulatory authorityregulatory agency or regulator) is a public authority or government agency responsible for exercising autonomous authority over some area of human activity in a regulatory or supervisory capacity. An independent regulatory agency is a regulatory agency that is independent from other branches or arms of the government. Regulatory authorities are commonly set up to enforce safety and standards, and/or to protect consumers in markets where there is a lack of effective competition or the potential for the undue exercise of market power. Examples of regulatory agencies that enforce standards include the Food and Drug Administration in the United States and the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency in the United Kingdom. SOURCE : WIKIPEDIA

Although regulatory affairs is the main regulatory body for the regulatory process but other departments are co-related too . 1 - Quality Control
2 - Quality Assurance
3 - Regulatory Affairs

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What is Regulatory Intelligence (RI)?

If we will search for RI anywhere we will be getting many results and definitions. The act of gathering and analysing publicly available regulatory information. This includes communicating the Implications of that information, and monitoring the current regulatory environment for opportunities to shape future regulations, guidance, policy and legislation. Regulatory Information collectively comprises of three main segments which are followed while performing Regulatory Information activities: • Gather Data: RI professionals perform research about regulatory norms as per a particular product in a particular geography. As far as collecting relevant regulatory information is concerned, there are a lot of sources that RI professionals leverage to consolidate their research material. • Analyse Information: This gathered data needs to be filtered out to obtain relevant information as per the purpose. The data filtered is then rearranged having relevant information required according to lat…

Regulatory Affairs

Pharmaceutical (drug and biologic) and medical device companies today are challenged with a stringent and continually evolving regulatory environment, together with changing technologies and global economic considerations. Regulatory Affairs is a very important part of regulated industries that manufacture products intended for human use. One such and also the most important is the pharmaceutical industry. Any product cannot enter the market unless and until it is authorized by the concerned regulatory authority.
In 1937, Elixir Sulfanilamide which was marketed without any marketing testing caused deaths of more than 100 people in the USA. The pharmaceutical company added DEG as a solvent along with raspberry flavor for Sulfanilamide to be used as an elixir. This created an outrage and finally, led to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act in 1938. However, the tragic incidents did not end there, there were many which led to various acts and amendments and one of the impactful being …
Certificates of Analysis (CoA)


World’s future of business is in outsourcing and globalisation EU GMP Guide Part I (Chapter 4 and Chapter 6) - these chapters contains detailed information about safety and quality, Laboratory documentation should follow the principles given in Chapter 4.EU GMP Guide Part II - Section 11.4 –§Authentic Certificates of Analysis should be issued for each batch of intermediate or API on request. §Information on the name of the intermediate or API including where appropriate its grade, the batch number, and the date of release should be provided on the Certificate of Analysis. For intermediates or APIs with an expiry date, the expiry date should be provided on the label and Certificate of Analysis. For intermediates or APIs with a retest date, the retest date should be indicated on the label and/or Certificate of Analysis. §The Certificate should list each test performed in accordance with compendial or customer requirements, including the accep…

Regulatory compliance

In general, compliance means conforming to a rule, such as a specification, policy, standard or law. Regulatory compliance describes the goal that organizations aspire to achieve in their efforts to ensure that they are aware of and take steps to comply with relevant laws, policies, and regulations. Due to the increasing number of regulations and need for operational transparency, organizations are increasingly adopting the use of consolidated and harmonized sets of compliance controls. This approach is used to ensure that all necessary governance requirements can be met without the unnecessary duplication of effort and activity from resources. Regulations and accrediting organizations vary among fields, with examples such as PCI-DSS and GLBA in the financial industry, FISMA for U.S. federal agencies, HACCP for the food and beverage industry, and the Joint Commission and HIPAA in healthcare. In some cases other compliance frameworks (such as COBIT) or even standards (NIST) inform on …