Search Tag: Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

IT Management

FDA Focusses on Digital Health with New Centre of Excellence

2020 23 Sep

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, health systems around the world have seen the surge in digital health. This new trend, however, has brought new challenges, one of which is how these relatively new activities are regulated. Aiming to make digital health tools safer and more accessible, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched... Read more

Executive Health Management

Lottery for Insufficient Drugs Allocation

2020 29 Jun

One solution to the problem of scarce medications allocation, which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, can be the implementation of a centralised lottery system, an article in JAMA argues.   You might also like: EMA Fast-Tracking Procedures for COVID-19 Medicines   The authors (White and Angus 2020) take as an example... Read more

Executive Health Management

FDA & MHRA Revoke COVID-19 Authorisations for Hydroxychloroquine

2020 16 Jun

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has revoked its emergency use authorisation for chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine as treatments for COVID-19. The U.K. Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has followed suit, but Brazil criticised the decision and expanded the drugs’ use.   You might also like: Warnings about Potential... Read more