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Legislation, Registration and Control Procedures for Veterinary Medicinal Products in the European Union. David Mackay European Medicines Agency (EMEA) London, UK. Presentation. Legal Framework Networking model of medicines regulation in the European Union Activities of the network

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    1. Legislation, Registration and Control Procedures for Veterinary Medicinal Products in the European Union David Mackay European Medicines Agency (EMEA) London, UK

    2. Presentation • Legal Framework • Networking model of medicines regulation in the European Union • Activities of the network • Lessons learnt and prospects for the future Official Disclaimer: Any views expressed during this presentation are those of the speaker and should not be taken to represent the formal position of the CVMP, EMEA or the European Commission

    3. Medicines Regulation in the EU • Summary description • Chapter I.1.9, Section 2 of the 'OIE Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals' • Key websites • European Commission DG Enterprise • EudraLex: The Rules Governing Medicinal Products in the European Union • http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/pharmaceuticals/eudralex/index.htm • EMEA Veterinary Medicines Webpage • http://www.emea.europa.eu/index/indexv1.htm

    4. Medicines Regulation in the EU • Key websites cont. • Heads of Medicines Agencies (EU)‏ • http://www.hma.eu/ • European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines • Home of the European Pharmacopoeia • http://www.edqm.eu/site/Homepage-628.html • VICH – International Cooperation on Harmonisation of the Technical Requirements for Registration of Veterinary Products • http://www.vichsec.org/

    5. Legal Framework • Harmonised legal framework covering pharmaceutical products as part of the Acquis Communautaire • Key legal instruments • Directive 2001/82/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 November 2001 on the Community code relating to veterinary medicinal products (Official Journal L 311, 28/11/2001 p. 1 – 66)‏ • Amended by Directive 2004/28/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 March 2004 amending Directive 2001/82/EC on the Community code relating to veterinary medicinal products (Official Journal L 136, 30/4/2004 p. 58 - 84).

    6. Legal Framework • Key legal instruments • Commission Directive 91/412/EEC of 23 July 1991 laying down the principles and guidelines of good manufacturing practice for veterinary medicinal products (Official Journal L 228, 17/8/1991 p. 70 – 73). • Council Regulation (EEC) No 2377/90 of 26 June 1990 laying down a Community procedure for the establishment of maximum residue limits for veterinary medicinal products in foodstuffs of animal origin. (Official Journal L 224 , 18/08/1990 p. 1 - 8; Finnish special edition: Chapter 3 Volume 33 p. 117; Swedish special edition: Chapter 3 Volume 33 p. 117). • Regulation (EC) No 726/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 March 2004 laying down Community procedures for the authorisation and supervision of medicinal products for human and veterinary use and establishing a European Medicines Agency (Official Journal L 136, 30/4/2004 p. 1 - 33).

    7. Regulatory Activities in the EU • Control of manufacture • Manufacturing authorisation • Control of placing on the market • Establishment of Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) • Marketing authorisation • Monitoring of products on the market • Pharmacovigilance (monitoring adverse drug reactions) • Sampling and testing • Inspection of facilities

    8. Requirements for manufacture • Manufacturing authorisation issued by national competent authority • Recognition of compliance with requirements of GMP in line with Directive 91/412/EEC • Facility inspection • Product related inspection • Qualified Person certifies compliance of each batch with terms of marketing authorisation

    9. Routes to authorisation • Any veterinary medicinal product placed on the EU market must have a marketing authorisation ('Product Licence') • Four routes to authorisation • National • Mutual Recognition • Decentralised Procedure • Centralised Procedure • Same technical requirements for all procedures defined in Annex 1 to Directive 2001/82/EC, as amended

    10. National Marketing Authorisation • Issued by national competent authority • Permits marketing in one Member State only • Assessment procedure lasts a maximum of 210 days (not including 'clock stops' for industry) • May form the basis for mutual recognition

    11. Mutual Recognition Procedure • Based on 'mutual recognition' of national marketing authorisation • National authority of original Member State as the 'Reference Member State' for the product • Between 1 and 26 'Concerned Member States' plus EEA countries (Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein) • Coordinated through the Coordination Group for Mutual Recognition and Decentralised Procedures – Veterinary (CMDv)

    12. Mutual Recognition Procedure • Preparation/Updating of assessment report within 90 days • Mutual Recognition Procedure of 90 days with 60 more days for referral if no agreement • Arbitration by the Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP) • Veterinary Mutual Recognition Index • http://www.hma.eu/vmri.html

    13. Decentralised Procedure • For products not already authorised in EU • One Reference Member State • 1 to 26 Concerned Member States • 210 day procedure with 60 day referral period if no agreement can be reached • Arbitration by CVMP

    14. Centralised Procedure • Authorisation issued by European Commission which is valid throughout the EU and EEA • Scope • Compulsory for products based on biotechnology, genetically modified organisms (GMO) and growth promoters • Optional for products containing new active substances or which are innovative • Details in Annex to Regulation 726/2004

    15. Centralised Procedure • Application coordinated by EMEA through the CVMP using expertise of the national authorities • 210 day procedure with 60 day appeal if necessary • European Public Assessment Report (EPAR) published on EMEA website • http://www.emea.europa.eu/htms/vet/epar/eparintro.htm

    16. Control of products on the EU market • Pharmacovigilance requirements • Urgent reporting of serious Suspected Adverse Reactions (SARs) • Periodic Safety Update Reports (PSURs) • Pharmacovigilance inspections • Development of Eudravigilance Veterinary Database for electronic reporting • One renewal at 5 years • Option for further renewals based on pharmacovigilance

    17. Control of products on the EU market • Rapid Alerts • Pharmacovigilance • Quality defects • Sampling and testing by network of Official Medicines Control Laboratories (OMCLs)‏ • Coordinated by EDQM • Network of OMCLs • Testing of centrally authorised products • Periodic inspections to maintain GMP accreditation of manufacturers

    18. European Medicines Network

    19. The European Medicines Regulatory Networking Model • Elements of the network • National Competent Authorities coordinated by Heads of Medicines Agencies (HMA) • Human/Joint Agencies/Authorities • Veterinary Agencies/Authorities • Inspection Agencies/Authorities • 42 agencies, including EEA • European Medicines Agency (EMEA) • European Commission • European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & Healthcare (EDQM) • Network of Official Medicines Control Laboratories • MRA partners

    20. The European Medicines Regulatory Networking Model NCA-EEA NCA-EEA NCA-MS IT Systems OMCL Network EDQM NCA-MS Heads of Medicines Agency European Commission CMDv CVMP EMEA NCA-MS NCA-MS Rapid Alert Systems Referrals & Arbitration NCA-MS NCA-MS NCA-MS

    21. The European Medicines Regulatory Networking Model • Committees of the network • Coordination Group for Mutual Recognition and Decentralised Procedures – veterinary (CMD-v) • Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP), and its • Working Parties and Scientific Advisory Groups • Standing Committee on Veterinary Medicinal Products • Veterinary Pharmaceutical Committee

    22. Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use - CVMP • Composition of the CVMP • Chairman (Dr Moulin, FR) • Vice-chair (Dr Holm, DK) • 1 Member for each EU Member State • 1 Member from each EEA Country • 5 Members co-opted according to their expertise a a a a a a a a a

    23. CVMP - Scientific Committees Pharmacovigilance Working Party Secretary: Fia Westerholm Antimicrobial Scientific Advisory Group Secretary: Jordi Torren Environmental Risk Assessment WP Secretary: Jordi Torren Secretarial support from EMEA Safety WP Secretary: Nicholas Jarrett Efficacy WP Secretary: Barbara Cyrus CVMP Secretary: Isaura Duarte Immunologicals WP Secretary: Nikolaus Križ Scientific Advice Working Party Secretary: Karen Quigley Joint CHMP/CVMP Quality WP Vet Secretary: Teresa Potter CMDv Secretary: Wim Riepma

    24. The European Medicines Regulatory Networking Model • Activities of the network • Establishment of Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) • Authorisation of products • Referral and arbitration • Production of guidance documents • Production of policy documents • Comment on legislative proposals • Post-authorisation activities • Pharmacovigilance • including Eudravigilance Veterinary • Sampling and testing • Inspection of manufacture

    25. The European Medicines Regulatory Networking Model • Essential components for an effective network • Harmonised legal and technical requirements • An effective infrastructure for coordination and cooperation • Buildings and physical facilities • Coordinatory body • Established and agreed procedures • Effective IT systems • EU Telematics programme • e.g. http://eudrapharm.eu/eudrapharm/welcome.do • A common language • Mutual trust and transparency • Interest in work sharing

    26. The European Medicines Regulatory Networking Model • Lesson learnt during building of European Regulatory Network • Sharing of resources can be effective and efficient • Mutual trust and transparency are essential • Harmonised interpretation of requirements is a continuous challenge • Gains to industry and competitiveness can be considerable • Time • Resource • 'Level playing field' • Predictability

    27. The European Medicines Regulatory Networking Model • Prospects for the future • Resource constraints drive ever greater efficiency • Network currently reviewing options for future structure and function • increasing trend for 'Centres of Excellence' • increase in worksharing • emphasis on training and cooperation • Compulsory arbitration and referral leading to greater harmonisation and predictability • Emphasis and drive for improved IT systems • Ongoing need for the 'hybrid' system of authorisation for veterinary medicine

    28. The End Thank you for your attention