Cures Act

More Time to Comment on Proposed Rule for Waiver of Informed Consent

1/15/2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register November 15, 2018 entitled, “Institutional Review Board Waiver or Alteration of Informed Consent for Minimal Risk Clinical Investigations.” The NPRM seeks to amend regulations 21 CFR Parts 50, 312, and 812 in alignment with provisions in the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act). Our previous blog details the proposed rule.

Proposed Rule Issued: IRB Waiver of Informed Consent

11/20/2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register, “Institutional Review Board Waiver or Alteration of Informed Consent for Minimal Risk Clinical Investigations.” The NPRM seeks to amend regulations 21 CFR Parts 50, 312, and 812 in alignment with provisions in the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act).

FDA Releases New Guidance Document on Revised Common Rule

11/13/2018

Background:

The Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, also known as the “Common Rule,” specifies the requirements for the protection of human subjects in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) sponsored clinical trials. A final rule published to the Federal Register in January 2017 revised the Common Rule, which has a compliance date of January 21, 2019.