FDA Enforcement Trends

20 11, 2017

Deep Pockets | Does the FDA Get Tougher if the Owner Gets Richer?

By | 2018-02-14T12:13:07+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Biopharma / Pharma, cGMP Quality Assurance and FDA 483s, FDA Enforcement Trends, FDA-Regulated Industry, FDAzilla, Form FDA 483, MOST POPULAR, Pharma - Featured|

by Barbara Unger, GMP Quality Expert, and GMP Regulatory Intelligence Editor-in-Chief Acquisition of one pharmaceutical firm by another is preceded by due diligence efforts in many functional areas.  Let’s talk about activities in the GMP area.  Firms may not be able to fully rely on past inspections by the FDA to predict the extent of remediation that might be necessary [...]

25 09, 2017

The Heightened Importance of Contract Manufacturing Organizations

By | 2017-11-27T11:26:41+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Biopharma / Pharma, CGMP, FDA Enforcement News, FDA Enforcement Trends, FDA Inspections, quality assurance|

by Barbara Unger, GMP Quality Expert, and GMP Regulatory Intelligence Editor-in-Chief One of the most thought-provoking presentations at the recent PDA / FDA meeting in Washington DC was given by Guy Villax, CEO of Hovione Pharmaceuticals.  Hovione Pharmaceuticals offers a range of contract services including but not limited to, product development, manufacturing of API and drug products, and analytical support. [...]

25 09, 2017

New FDA GMP Inspection Model

By | 2018-02-14T11:48:18+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Biopharma / Pharma, CGMP, FDA, FDA Enforcement News, FDA Enforcement Trends, FDA Inspections, Inspection - Features, quality assurance|

by Barbara Unger, GMP Quality Expert, and GMP Regulatory Intelligence Editor-in-Chief While the drug GMPs haven’t changed much, if at all, in recent years, the FDA is planning for significant changes in how drug GMP inspections are scheduled and conducted.  The FDA recently made available a description of their new operating model that will ensure integration of review and inspection [...]

23 08, 2017

Summer Enforcement Actions for Compounding Pharmacies and Outsourcing Facilities

By | 2017-12-01T22:02:49+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Biopharma / Pharma, CGMP, FDA, FDA Enforcement News, FDA Enforcement Trends, FDA Inspections, quality assurance|

by Barbara Unger, GMP Quality Expert, and GMP Regulatory Intelligence Editor-in-Chief July and early August 2017 saw another uptick in FDA actions associated with compounding pharmacies/outsourcing facilities.  In the past few years, the FDA has placed a disproportionate effort towards enforcement actions for these facilities.  We have addressed this focus and the history of these facilities in a previous blog. [...]

22 08, 2017

US-EU Mutual Recognition Agreement of 2017

By | 2018-02-16T13:19:13+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Biopharma / Pharma, CGMP, FDA, FDA Enforcement News, FDA Enforcement Trends, Medical Device - Featured, Medical Devices, quality assurance|

A Long Time in the Works by Barbara Unger, GMP Quality Expert, and GMP Regulatory Intelligence Editor-in-Chief Implementation of the Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) for drug GMP inspections between the US FDA and the European Union (EU) inspectorates has been in the development since 1998 and was formalized this year. This agreement was driven by [...]

30 04, 2016

Does an FDA Import Alert automatically equate to an impending FDA Warning Letter?

By | 2018-02-14T12:10:07+00:00 April 30th, 2016|Biopharma / Pharma, CGMP, FDA Enforcement News, FDA Enforcement Trends, FDA Inspections, FDA Warning Letters, Medical Devices, MOST POPULAR|

by Barbara Unger, FDAzilla GMP Quality Expert INDIA | IMPORT ALERT 66-40 and Association with Warning Letters Regarding These Sites | Detention Without Physical Examination of Drugs from Firms Which Have Not Met Drug GMPs  […]