Regulatory Rapporteur

Regulatory Rapporteur is our peer-reviewed journal, published 11 times per year and sent free to TOPRA members. Our CPD supplement is published four times a year and distributed with Regulatory Rapporteur.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are suspending the printing of Regulatory Rapporteur. We will continue to publish the journal in PDF format. We will review this decision as the situation unfolds.

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July/August 2020 issue

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  • Special populations: Getting effective medicines to children in a timely manner - an interview with Koen Norga, Chair of EMA's Paediatric Committee
  • Special populations: Managing the supply of unlicensed medicines to patients in the UK 
  • Feature article: Considerations for virtualising clinical trials in the midst of COVID-19
  • Feature article: An overview of the CMDv's pilot part II harmonisation project
  • Feature article: ICH Q12 - how it impacts the management of your CMC post-approval changes

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