Pharmacovigilance consulting is constantly warranted throughout the medicine’s life cycle, starting from the establishment of the development program, continuing through the Marketing Authorisation Application, and later during post marketing periodic reporting to regulatory authorities.
Pharmacovigilance consulting firms around the world are ready to offer their services. When seeking for pharmacovigilance consulting, one should always keep in mind that PrimeVigilance has been successfully delivering safety services for over 13 years which renders it one of the most prestigious and reliable pharmacovigilance consulting firms.
A significant amount of pharmacovigilance consulting is provided by EEA and local QPPVs. For medicinal products to be marketed within the EEA, a QPPV is required. Among his responsibilities is to establish and maintain the Marketing Authorisation Holder’s (MAH) PV system (including all activities contributing to the detection, assessment, understanding and communication of safety information, as well as risk management), act as a single point of contact for regulatory authorities on a 24-hour basis, act as a contact for PV inspections, oversee the safety profile of the company’s marketed products and any emerging safety concerns. We ensure that all PrimeVigilance QPPVs and Deputy QPPVs undergo a training program, share their experiences and best practices through an internal QPPV forum and are kept up-to-date with key changes to EU PV legislation and guidelines. They are always ready to identify the need for additional risk minimisation measures, approve proposed risk minimisation measures within the RMP, support the Regulatory department throughout communication with the competent authorities regarding coordination of additional risk minimisation measures and the effectiveness assessment, where applicable. They will ensure that the risk minimisation measures are implemented and their effectiveness is evaluated appropriately.
In all EEA and majority of rest of world countries the provision of Local QPPVs, also known as National Persons Responsible for Pharmacovigilance (NPRPs) or local contact person, is mandatory by national law, either at the time a marketing authorisation application is submitted or from the moment a product receives its marketing authorisation. The requirements vary from country to country in the EEA region and the majority of local authorities will require a NPRP already at the stage of Registration Dossier submission or product approval, regardless of whether the product will be launched or not. In other cases, a NPRP will only be required when the product is launched in that particular country. PrimeVigilance has setup and offers an extensive network covering 100+ countries of skilled and up-to-date trained NPRPs. Together with them, PrimeVigilance monitors the local regulatory requirements for NPRPs, therefore we have a good understanding of the needs in each country.
Audits, Inspections and SOPs
Other aspects of pharmacovigilance consulting offered by PrimeVigilance regard audits and/or inspections, and preparation of SOPs. PrimeVigilance consultants and executives have many years of experience of conducting pharmacovigilance audits worldwide and develop programmes with client companies to ensure that all elements of their pharmacovigilance system are appropriately covered. The process of creating and reviewing SOPs is ongoing: drafting, reviewing, approving, training, implementation and periodic review are all part of the overall process. They are audited and inspected as part of a pharmacovigilance system. Creating an SOP is not a matter of a generic template – SOPs should be company and product specific. Our consultants have been writing compliant SOPs for many years for a diverse range of companies and medicinal products and processes. No matter what size and shape your company is, your SOPs are all controlled, comprehensive and specific:
Pharmacovigilance consulting services are also provided by experienced and capable Project Managers (PMs) with excellent communication skills and robust management/organisational skills who will act as the key contact point of their assigned clients. Through regular teleconferences and frequent interaction, we aim to establish good relationships with our clients. Full transparency will be achieved by monthly reports on the project status.
Clinical Trials Consulting
Lastly, we are providing consultation regarding clinical trials and products under development. Currently, these trials are supported by over 45 full-time medical doctors available in-house who are responsible for SAE medical review, signalling and review of development safety update reports (DSURs).
PrimeVigilance has built a reputation in the pharmaceutical industry as a leading PV services provider. For us provision of pharmacovigilance consulting services is more than a routine to be managed with the minimum effort but a task to be carried out effectively and compliantly. Our experience enables us to offer our clients a tailor-made, comprehensive, top quality, cost-effective and innovative safety solution. We value the quality of life of patients and this will always be evident in the provided pharmacovigilance consulting.