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Risk Management
Kevin Fetterman

Proactive Compliance in the Current Global Risk Management Environment

In a recent Orbit webinar, I was joined by Dr. Simon Ingate of Axian Consulting to discuss the ever-increasing compliance challenges companies face to stay ahead of their regulatory commitments for risk management. The scrutiny on Pharma & Biotech companies shows no indications of waning — as Simon cited, in the first half of 2021

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Risk Management
Kevin Fetterman

Insights from Orbit Summit’s Risk Management Panel

The distributed nature of aRMMs is a key challenge to implementation: it requires having a cohesive strategy and plan for implementing local RM activities. As was quickly pointed out, the effectiveness of RM programs is dependent on how well the programs are implemented at the local country level.

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Risk Management
Katherine Long

New webinar announced: Globalization of Risk Management

Dan Feith of Orbit recently co-presented a webinar with Carla Perdun Barrett of PRA Health Sciences. The webinar recording is available here. The webinar abstract is described below. Over the last decade, pharmacovigilance professionals have witnessed a significant shift in risk management activities with regard to updated guidelines and regulations beyond North America and Europe.

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Risk Management
Dan Feith

Tracking to the Nth degree – aRMM Distribution Metrics

Over the years, a common question heard in consultations: “How do we track our distribution metrics for our aRMM’s?“ Many organizations continue to rely on metric tracking spreadsheets, with a row for each metric and a column for each time period (month, quarter, year, decade, century, and so on). Now we all know at Orbit,

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Periodic Reporting
Richard Long

Build-vs-Buy: How implementing a pre-configured PV Tracking solution will get you there faster

Most Pharma companies rely on passive tools—such as spreadsheets and email—for tracking and managing their Risk Management Plans (RMPs) and Additional Risk Minimization Measures (ARMMs). However, passive tools are inefficient. So, what can Pharma companies do to scale? The answer is: utilize modern technology strategies for managing these processes. However, the first decision they should

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Risk Management
Richard Long

RMPs: Plan locally, track globally

Pharmaceutical companies encounter challenges with tracking and sharing CORE, EU, and Local implementation of their Risk Management Plans (RMPs). Orbit makes tracking RMPs easy, while improving the planning, and sharing of all Core, EU, and Local RMP positions and related activities. There are five key challenges when tracking local initiatives. Here’s how Orbit resolves them:

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Risk Management
Dan Feith

Why is everyone so worried about their Additional RMMs?

Additional Risk Minimization Measures are invaluable for mitigating drug-related risks that are both severe and preventable. Having aRMMs in place often improves patient outcomes, yet aRMMs are notorious for creating challenges in operations and during inspections. So why are RM Teams struggling with additional RMMs? Managing aRMMs While Module XVI is an EMA regulation, it

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Risk Management
Dan Feith

Risk Minimization in Modules V & XVI – Show, Don’t Tell

Modules V and XVI are closely related regulations providing requirements for Risk Minimization Measures (RMMs) that you’ll need to account for in your RMPs.  Where Module V covers your routine requirements, Module XVI adds the additional punch—you now need to track not just implementation, but also the effectiveness of your RMP.  This can introduce complexity

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