The TGA has agreed, in principle, to participate in a pilot of the Decentralised Procedure (DCP) of the European Union, a collaboration on the evaluation of generic drug applications. Formal agreement to participate will be extended once we are assured that the pilot is covered under our regulatory information sharing and commercial in confidence arrangements with other regulators.
Under the pilot, an application for a marketing authorisation submitted in the framework of a DCP will be submitted concomitantly to the TGA. The objective of the pilot is to confirm that the sharing of this information can facilitate the marketing authorisation process by the participating non-EEA regulators.
The TGA maintains its commitment to its current high standards for assessing the quality, safety and efficacy of medicines. Under the pilot, medicines would only be approved for supply within Australia on the basis of a decision by a TGA delegate, and all medicine applications would continue to receive the same level of scrutiny by TGA evaluators.
Further information will be published on this important effort as it becomes available.
The Department of Health and Aged Care acknowledges First Nations peoples as the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to all Elders both past and present.