Organised by the FIP Hospital Pharmacy Section and the Non-Biological Complex Drugs (NBCDs) Working Group hosted by Lygature
Nanomedicines, like liposomal doxorubicin, paclitaxel-albumin and iron carbohydrates have arrived in clinical reality. Follow-on copies of nanomedicines have been approved and granted marketing authorization by FDA and EMA with the aim to reduce costs and increase drug availability. However, the complexity of such drugs with regard to both, their manufacturing and handling in clinical practice has been ignored or underestimated, which has resulted in lack of safety and/or efficacy.
The symposium will be focused on what nanomedicines are and what makes them so different from conventional drugs, what advantages they have to offer and why the regulatory approval landscape for nanomedicines and their follow-on is so complex. The FIP statement of policy “Pharmacist’s authority in product selection: therapeutic interchange and substitution” will be discussed and evidences about nanomedicines, lacking in this document, will be provided. Finally, the pivotal role of the hospital pharmacists as experts handling nanomedicines will be described.
Four selected speakers (from academia, industry, clinical practice and hospital pharmacy) will each give 40-minutes lectures. This will be followed by a 30 minutes panellist podium discussion on how the emerging science on nanomedicine might impact the recently released “FIP Statement of Policy on the Pharmacist’s authority in pharmaceutical product selection: therapeutic interchange and substitution”. A 30 minutes refreshment break will be included in the activity.
10:20 – 10:40 Coffee/tea break
12:55 – 13:00 Room refresh
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
Type of session: Knowledge-based