Warning letters posted this week include ones demonstrating FDA’s continued focus on over-the-counter (OTC) product manufacturers and manufacturers in India, including a particularly testy letter to Pfizer for a Hospira site in India that they are closing.
Here we look at the interval between inspection and issuance of warning letters and the interval between inspection and issuance of import alerts for FY2018 drug GMP warning letters.
There were a handful of warning letters issued to drug manufacturers. FDA continues an unrelenting focus on OTC and contract manufacturers.
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. Last year, the FDA made available a description of their new operating model that will ensure integration of review and inspection activities for human drugs. This post dives deep into this model – including new timelines for those of us in the drug industry.
The trick with any FDA inspection preparedness program is to reduce the risk of surprise by understanding FDA history and tendencies. But like most professionals in this industry, you’re probably [...]
How to Prepare for a GMP Inspection for Small and Virtual Companies by Barbara Unger, GMP Quality Expert and GMP Regulatory Intelligence Editor-in-Chief Preparing for GMP inspections, particularly pre-approval inspections, can be a challenge when [...]
We put together the ultimate guide that will give you an industry primer for everything you need to know about Form FDA 483s.
I spoke to a former VP of quality at the PDA/FDA Joint Regulatory Conference. He said one of his bad 483s probably cost him $5 million. And that’s cheap – that’s just a 483. What about a warning letter? There is an even greater magnitude of reputation damage, impact on new drug approvals, etc. This post describes the full scope and includes articles/case studies.
Since the introduction of FSMA in 2011, the FDA issued new guidance to the Food Industry for GMP and HARPC (Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls). This guidance was encapsulated in 21 CFR 117, which is slated to replace 21 CFR 110. The biggest difference in 21 CFR 110 and 21 CFR 117 is [...]
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 [...]
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 […]