Barbara W. Unger

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About Barbara W. Unger

Barbara formed Unger Consulting, Inc. in December 2014 to provide GMP Quality consulting services to the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry. At Amgen, I led the segment of the Corporate GMP Audit group at Amgen focused on API manufacturers, Quality Systems and Computers. I developed, implemented and maintained the GMP Regulatory Intelligence program for 8 years at Amgen Inc. This included surveillance, analysis and communication of GMP related legislation, regulations, guidance and industry compliance enforcement trends. This was an essential service and tool within the Corporate Audit function. I was the first chairperson of the Rx-360 Monitoring and Reporting work group (2009-2014) that summarized and published summaries of relevant GMP and supply chain related laws, regulations and guidance. Currently I co-chair the data integrity working group within Rx-360. I also served as the chairperson of the Midwest Discussion Group GMP-Intelligence sub-group from 2010-2014. I received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Illinois in Urbana, Illinois. Barbara W. Unger Unger Consulting Inc. 805.217.9360

Week of October 21st 2018 | FDA Sent These Warning Letters to Pharma Companies

FDA posted 10 warning letters this week: 8 of them citing unapproved or misbranded new drugs with problematic websites as the source of FDA’s information. Along with this, 1 warning letter was published that was issued to a compounding pharmacy.

Week of September 30th 2018 | FDA Sent These Warning Letters to Pharma/Device Companies

The FDA posted 13 warning letters this week. A collection were from the Center for Tobacco Products. There was 1 warning letter issued to a PET firm, 1 to a device firm, and 1 to a compounding pharmacy. We cover all 3 in this post.

6 Features to Look for in FDA 483s

A challenge with interpreting 483s that are issued to firms other than your own is that 483s don’t provide the context for what occurred during the inspection and how the issues were identified. Thus, to evaluate the seriousness of a 483 and the potential for additional enforcement action, I ask the following questions.