FDA Enforcement Trends

Part 2: The FDA and MHRA’s Most Recent Drug Inspection Observations

Continued from Part 1... FDA 483 INSPECTION OBSERVATIONS: It all starts with Table 1... Table 1 shows the fifteen (15) most frequent inspection observation citations (the tabulation on the FDA website shows all). Table 1 presents data in the order of those observations with the highest to lowest number for 2017, modified as described in the ‘Introduction’ section of [...]

Week of May 20th 2018 | FDA Sent These Warning Letters to Pharma Companies

FDA posted 12 warning letters this week. Many were issued for unapproved new drugs/misbranding deficiencies. We address 4 below that focused on GMP deficiencies. CELLS/TISSUES: Emmett F. Branigan MD PS Inc (Bellingham, WA) received a warning letter dated May 7th 2018 based on the outcome of an inspection ending January 31st 2018. Though not stated directly, it appears that [...]

Week of May 13th 2018 | FDA Sent These Warning Letters to Pharma Companies

FDA published 4 warning letters this week: 2 were issued for unapproved new drugs 2 were issued to drug firms addressed below DRUGS: Ei LLC (Kannapolis, NC) received a warning letter on April 16th 2018 based on the outcome of an inspection ending October 6th 2017. Based on the nature of manufacturing and the identified deficiencies, it is interesting [...]

Part 1: The FDA and MHRA’s Most Recent Drug Inspection Observations

INTRODUCTION A comprehensive GMP Intelligence program includes monitoring of health authority enforcement actions, including: FDA forms-483 Establishment Inspection Reports Warning Letters Recalls Import Alerts Consent Decree Agreements EU Reports of GMDP Noncompliance  This 3-part article series presents recent publications of GMP drug product inspection data from CDER and MHRA: The CDER data are from drug inspections conducted in FY2017 [...]

Week of May 6th 2018 | FDA Sent These Warning Letters to Pharma Companies

FDA posted 12 new warning letters this week. Among the ones we cover one to a finished pharmaceutical firm. Want to see the complete list of enforcement documents — including recalls, alerts, and import alerts from this week? Start your FREE trial of the GMP Regulatory Newsletter today. Goran Pharma Private Limited (Gujarat, India) received a warning letter dated April [...]

Week of Apr 29th 2018 | FDA Sent These Warning Letters to Pharma Companies

The FDA and Federal Trade Commission issued 13 warning letters this week to manufacturers and retailers selling e-liquids used in e-cigarettes. One of the objections was that the packaging resembles kid-friendly food products; others included selling these items to minors. FDA published 1 warning letter to a compounding pharmacy. This is a slow enforcement week for drugs and devices. [...]

Week of Apr 22nd 2018 | FDA Sent These Warning Letters to Pharma Companies

FDA posted 6 new warning letters this week: The Center for Tobacco issued 3 of them 1 warning letter went to an API manufacturer 2 warning letters were issued to finished pharmaceuticals manufacturers of OTC products DRUGS: Lijiang Yinghua Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd (Yunnan, China) received a warning letter on April 19th 2018 based on the outcome of [...]

[INFOGRAPHIC] The FDA, Warning Letters, and What to Expect in 2018

New synthesized data shows that total warning letters continued to climb in 2017. [NEVER MISS A WARNING LETTER: Start your 30 day free trial of the GMP Regulatory Intelligence Newsletter.] Outside the US Of course, this is part of the on-going trend of increased international inspection activity as the FDA "catches up" with the reality that 80% of all [...]

Week of Apr 15th 2018 | FDA Sent These Warning Letters to Pharma Companies

Maybe back to more normal with 16 warning letters posted this week: The Center for Tobacco Products issued 9 warning letters 3 were issued to manufacturers of finished pharmaceuticals (all are OTC manufacturers located outside the US) 2 were issued to compounding pharmacies So far in CY2018, 14 warning letters out of a total of 33 drug GMP warning [...]