Industry News - Tag: MHRA

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People in brief | June Raine, Nature’s Sunshine, Aytu

5 January 2022

June Raine – chief executive of the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) – is now a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE); Nature’s Sunshine Products has appointed two people to its Board of Directors; and Aytu BioPharma has recruited a new chief financia...

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Regulatory in brief | CHMP, vitamin D, corticosteroids

24 September 2021

The European Union’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has re-elected Harald Enzmann as chair, France has warned about vitamin D overdoses in infants, and the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has added a warning about steroid withdrawal reactions to...

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Regulatory in brief | Allopurinol, PRAC, MHRA

8 September 2021

New Zealand's Medicines Classification Committee (MCC) is set to reconsider an application to change the status of allopurinol for preventing gout, Europe’s Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) has extended the mandate of its vice chair for a further three years, and the UK’s Medicines...

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Reckitt’s Nuromol gains GSL status in the UK

19 August 2021

Reckitt’s Nuromol has become the first combination medicine containing ibuprofen and paracetamol to be allowed on general sale outside pharmacies in the UK. The company has been awarded one year of data exclusivity for studies carried out to support the switch from pharmacy (P) to general-sale list...

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UK gives go-ahead to OTC contraceptive pills

9 July 2021

The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has given the go-ahead for two oral contraceptive pills – HRA Pharma’s Hana and Maxwellia’s Lovima – to be sold without a prescription. Michelle Riddalls – chief executive officer of the Proprietary Association of Great Britain (PAG...

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Oral contraceptive pill could soon be OTC in the UK

15 February 2021

Two applications to switch oral contraceptives from prescription-only to pharmacy (POM to P) status in the UK are now out for consultation. If they are approved, then Maxwellia’s Lovima and HRA Pharma’s Hana will become the country’s first OTC oral contraceptive pills.

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