Regulatory requirement for the approval of Generic Drug in Cambodia as per ASEAN Common Technical Dossier (ACTD)
Drug approval process differs from one country to another country. In some countries only single body regulates the drug as well as responsible for all regulatory work which is a challenging task for the pharmaceutical companies to prepare single dossier that can be simultaneously submitted in many countries for approval. In all countries there is a similar characteristic in regulatory environment but there is a difference in their registration requirements. The purpose of this study is to give a comparative overview on generic drug market regulation in ASEAN Countries Cambodia and Malaysia. The aim of study is to facilitate proper knowledge regarding main critical issues, differences as well as similarities of related drug regulation. There is a different requirement for registration of generic product in each regulatory system but also comprises of some similar outline that includes some common rules. These are variances and regulatory hurdles such as Number of batches for submission in dossier, stability conditions, registration of product, analysis, bioequivalence and clinical study requirement. ASEAN countries for generic drug product approval ACTD submitted to country specific authority. For solid oral dosage forms as per ASEAN guideline there are 4 parts have to be submitted. Part I contains Administrative requirements which is not a part of common technical document. Part II is Quality contains 3 sections that are a) Table of Content b) Quality overall Summary c) Body of data. Part III contains Non clinical. Part IV contains Clinical data. For the generic drug product Part III and Part IV is not required.
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