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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 …