FDA Consent Decree

Top 30 FDA Stories | 2Q 2011

The FDA is having a very busy year.  Q1 saw a slew of approvals, policy changes, high-profile stories, enforcement activities, and personnel changes.  Q2 was no different.  Here are our top 30 stories on the FDA for Q2 of 2011. The Big Stories of the Quarter The Drug Shortage:  Some people say the FDA is inadvertently at fault.  Some say [...]

Top 30 stories on the FDA for Q1 2011

by Tony Chen The first quarter of 2011 proved to be a busy one for the FDA.  We saw a deputy commissioner resign, a chemist charged for insider trading, a couple of big consent decrees, a big cancer drug approval, a big no-news on social media guidance, and more.  Here’s our wrap-up of the key developments. […]

How to Lead Your Organization Out of a Consent Decree Crisis

It’s a most unfortunate tragedy that the approach taken by many when addressing underlying CGMP compliance issues is effectively based in a checklist mentality—a “To Do List.”  To be sure, solving fundamental regulatory compliance problems involves tactical work that is broken down into discrete executable steps. However, I become more convinced every day that the most significant challenges in life—regulatory, [...]

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FDA Consent Decrees: How do you make compliance sustainable?

By the time a consent decree comes along, it’s no longer a discussion about responses to Form FDA 483s observations replete with well-turned phrases—it’s about a DIY Network renovation—a complete makeover. It’s a “gut-it” approach, as never before, which exposes the cracked foundation and termite-eaten beams weakened over time. […]

FDA Consent Decrees: the Cost of Doing Business?

The strategic reasons behind the acquisition in the works for Sanofi to purchase Genzyme are clear. It was a matter of fixing a sale price that reflected the true current and future value of Genzyme. For those of us in the quality assurance and regulatory compliance professions, there has been the curiosity of how the history of manufacturing and compliance [...]