Her areas of expertise include the cutting-edge early market access schemes that are being trialed around the world for taking drugs and medical devices to market faster. She is also interested in initiatives for harmonizing regulations at the global level as well as issues affecting clinical trials, manufacturing and post-market safety monitoring. She explores the challenges and opportunities that these issues introduce for both industry and the regulators and is on a constant look out for what might be coming next.
A scientist by training, Neena started her journalistic career at Informa in 1997. She has been the deputy editor of Scrip Regulatory Affairs since 2007. Prior to that, she worked as the science editor for Clinica Medtech Intelligence. Before becoming a journalist she worked as a biomedical scientist at St Thomas' Hospital in London for 10 years.
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New medicines under evaluation at the European Medicines Agency.
The Pink Sheet’s list of EU centralized approvals of new active substances has been updated with seven new products including Roche's Polivy for treating diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. The list, which contains information dating back to January 2018, includes brand name, generic name, company, therapeutic indication, date of marketing authorization and product type (eg, medicine, vaccine, biologic).
A number of new products have been submitted for review at the European Medicines Agency. While marketing authorization applications from ViiV Healthcare and BioMarin Pharmaceutical are being fast-tracked, a submission from Incyte is not.
Medtronic Wins In England’s NICE Decision On Implantable Monitors For Stroke Patients; Biotronik And Abbott Lose
UK health technology assessment body NICE says that Medtronic’s Reveal LINQ, which transmits data remotely to doctors, is likely to be a cost-effective use of National Health Service resources.
Using the QALY is expected to help the Danish Medicines Council make its decisions on the cost effectiveness of drugs more transparent, but it will also extend the time the council takes to make a recommendation.
Members of Italian industry body Confindustria Dispositivi Medici should insert a suitable transparency clause in their agreements with health care professionals, says law firm Osborne Clarke, after the trade association introduced a new requirement relating to payments to HPCs.