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FDA Warns Chinese API Maker for Data Integrity Issues By Michael Mezher - Published 21 June 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday released a warning letter sent to active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) maker Qinhuangdao Zizhu Pharmaceutical for data integrity issues uncovered during an inspection of its Hebei province facility late last year.

Categories: News, China, US, FDA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, Compliance, Drugs, Manufacturing

Tags: Data Integrity

FDA Warns Chinese API Manufacturer for a Lack of Written and Quality-Related Procedures By Zachary Brennan - Published 23 May 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday released a warning letter sent to China-based active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturer Changzhou Jintan Qianyao Pharmaceutical Raw Material Factory for, among other issues, failing to have written procedures on its handling of raw materials.

Categories: News, China, US, FDA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, Crisis management, Manufacturing

Tags: FDA warning letters, China API manufacturers

EMA Report on 2016: 27 New Drugs, New Priority Scheme, Trial Transparency By Zachary Brennan - Published 10 May 2017

With the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) departure from London and loss of UK expertise (about 60 of the 897 EMA staffers are from the UK) looking more likely, the agency on Wednesday released a report outlining its successes from 2016, when 27 new medicines were authorized and several new programs took shape.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, Biologics and biotechnology, Clinical, Compliance, Drugs, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: PRIME, Brexit, EMA in 2016

New FDA Warning Letter, Form 483 for Two Indian Companies By Michael Mezher - Published 02 May 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in April warned Indian active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) maker Sal Pharma and handed an inspection report with six observations to major generic drugmaker Aurobindo Pharma.

Categories: News, India, US, FDA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, Compliance, Manufacturing

Tags: Warning Letter, Form 483

FDA Warns Teva API Plant in China By Zachary Brennan - Published 25 April 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday released a warning letter sent 10 April to Teva for deficiencies related to an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing site in Hangzhou, China.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, Drugs, Postmarket surveillance, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: Teva, warning letter, FDA inspections

Regulatory Recon: Biotech M&A Falls Off; E&C Presses HHS on Pandemic Flu Plan (21 April 2017) By Zachary Brennan - Published 21 April 2017

Welcome to Regulatory Recon, a daily regulatory news and intelligence briefing.

Categories: News, Asia, Europe, US, EC, EMA, FDA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Medical Devices

Tags: Regulatory Reconnaissance, Regulatory, Links, News, Regulatory News, Regulatory Intelligence, FDA News, EMA News

Senate, House Draft Reauthorization Bill to Increase Drug, Medical Device User Fees By Zachary Brennan - Published 14 April 2017

With an aim to avoid thousands of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) employee layoffs, House and Senate committees on Friday released a draft bill to reauthorize the user fee programs for pharmaceuticals, generic drugs, medical devices and biosimilars from 2018 to 2022.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, Biologics and biotechnology, Combination products, Drugs, Due Diligence, Government affairs, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: user fee reauthorization, FDA user fees, drug review fees

WHO Seeks Additional Birth Control API Manufacturers as US FDA Bans China Site By Zachary Brennan - Published 12 April 2017

A Chinese manufacturer of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) for the birth control drug levonorgestrel has been placed on the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) import alert list, causing the World Health Organization (WHO) to scramble to find a replacement.

Categories: News, China, US, FDA, WHO, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, Manufacturing

Tags: birth control, Plan B, pre-qualified manufacturers, API manufacturer

A Peek Behind the Curtain: 706 FDA Form 483 Requests in 2016 for Indian and Chinese Manufacturers By Zachary Brennan - Published 06 April 2017

As China and India continue to manufacture about 80% of all active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) for the US market, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is tasked with regulating these manufacturing sites and in 2016 that involved issuing hundreds of Form 483s and responding to more than 700 requests for the inspection reports.

Categories: News, Asia, US, FDA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, Compliance, Crisis management, Government affairs, Manufacturing

Tags: Form 483, FDA inspection reports, API manufacturing

Industry Wants FDA to Hit the Brakes on Quality Metrics Program By Michael Mezher - Published 30 March 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) proposed quality metrics program is proving to be a bitter pill for the pharmaceutical industry to swallow.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Manufacturing, Quality

Tags: Quality Metrics

New FDA Warning Letters Highlight CGMP Deviations at API Plants in China, India By Zachary Brennan - Published 14 March 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday released two new warning letters for active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturers Badrivishal Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals and Lumis Global Pharmaceuticals, both sent 2 March.

Categories: News, Asia, FDA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, Compliance, Drugs, Government affairs

Tags: warning letters, API manufacturers, water and pharmaceuticals

FDA Warns China API Manufacturer for Data Integrity Violations By Michael Mezher - Published 01 March 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in late February warned Fosun Pharmaceutical subsidiary, the formerly Chinese state-owned Chongqing Pharmaceutical Research Institute (CPRI), over data integrity issues.

Categories: News, China, US, FDA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, Compliance, Drugs

Tags: Data Integrity

CDRH and CDER Send Warning Letters to Six Asian Companies By Zachary Brennan - Published 14 February 2017

The flurry of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning letters continued on Tuesday with the release of six new warning letters for pharmaceutical and medical device companies in China, India, Taiwan and Japan.

Categories: News, Asia, US, FDA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, Drugs, Government affairs, Manufacturing, Medical Devices, Quality

Tags: warning letters, China drug manufacturing, India drug manufacturing

When Can Drugmakers Cite Quality Standards From Foreign Compendia? FDA Explains By Zachary Brennan - Published 27 January 2017

An updated Manual of Policies and Procedures (MAPP) for the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Office of Pharmaceutical Quality (OPQ) lays out when drug sponsors and applicants can propose specifications for excipients, drug substances and drug products in their applications based on quality standards in the British Pharmacopoeia (BP), the European Pharmacopoeia (EP) or the Japanese Pharmacopoeia (JP).

Categories: News, US, FDA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, Drugs, Government affairs

Tags: quality standards pharmaceuticals

FDA Warns One Japanese, One Chinese Drugmaker By Michael Mezher - Published 18 January 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday released warning letters sent to Japanese drugmaker Sato Yakuhin Kogyo Co. Ltd. and Chinese drugmaker Suzhou Pharmaceutical Technology Co., Ltd. earlier this month.

Categories: News, China, Japan, US, FDA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, Compliance, Drugs, Manufacturing, Quality

Tags: Warning Letter, Data Integrity, Import Alert

Drug Compounding With Bulk Substances: FDA Offers Interim Policies By Zachary Brennan - Published 16 January 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) late Friday issued revised versions of two final guidance documents explaining the use of bulk drug substances in compounding and clarifying that the agency does not intend to take action against certain outsourcing facilities and compounded drugs.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, Crisis management, Drugs, Quality

Tags: drug compounding, compounded drugs, 503A, 503B, FDA interim policy

Submitting Manufacturing Establishment Info Electronically: FDA Offers Draft Guidance By Zachary Brennan - Published 03 January 2017

Pharmaceutical manufacturers take note: The days of non-electronic submissions of establishment information are coming to an end, possibly as soon as 2019.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, Biologics and biotechnology, Compliance, Drugs, Manufacturing

Tags: pharmaceutical manufacturing, draft guidance, manufacturing information

FDA Warns Wockhardt for Destroying CGMP Documents, Other Violations By Zachary Brennan - Published 03 January 2017

The beleaguered Indian drug manufacturer Wockhardt is in trouble again with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this time for destroying current good manufacturing practice (CGMP) documents, among a list of other major violations.

Categories: News, Asia, FDA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, Compliance, Crisis management, Drugs, Due Diligence, Manufacturing

Tags: warning letter, Wockhardt, CGMP

FDA Offers New Bioequivalence Recommendations for 31 Active Ingredients, 13 Revisions By Zachary Brennan - Published 22 December 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday announced the latest batch of new draft guidance for the generic drug industry on 31 product-specific bioequivalence (BE) recommendations and 13 revisions to prior recommendations.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients

Tags: BE studies, generic drug guidance from FDA, active ingredients

FDA Proposes New Rule on Bulk Substances Used to Compound Drugs By Zachary Brennan - Published 15 December 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday issued a proposed rule that looks to add six bulk drug substances to a list of such substances that can be used in compounding and to remove four other bulk drug substances that FDA evaluated and should not be included in the list.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, Crisis management, Drugs, Manufacturing, Quality

Tags: drug compounding, 503A bulks list, bulk drug substances, APIs

Japan Joins International API Manufacturing Inspection Program By Zachary Brennan - Published 15 December 2016

Japan’s Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) announced Thursday that it will join with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and other regulators to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of good manufacturing practice (GMP) inspections for sites producing active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).

Categories: News, Asia, Europe, US, EMA, FDA, PMDA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, Manufacturing

Tags: ICH Q7, API manufacturing inspections

Companies Producing Drugs Only for INDs Exempt From FDA Registration By Zachary Brennan - Published 12 December 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday published a correction to a recent final rule on registering foreign and domestic manufacturing establishments, clarifying that a company producing solely products for investigational new drug (IND) applications is exempt from registration.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs, Manufacturing

Tags: FDA registration for manufacturing, IND manufacturing, drug establishment manufacturing

FDA Warns Spanish API Maker for GMP Violations By Michael Mezher - Published 06 December 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday released a warning letter sent to Spanish active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) maker Interquim, S.A. for several good manufacturing practices (GMP) violations uncovered during an inspection of the company's Barcelona facility last May.

Categories: News, Europe, US, FDA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, APIs, Manufacturing

Tags: Warning Letter, Good Manufacturing Practice, GMP

FDA Warns Chinese Heparin Manufacturer, Reigniting Questions of Contamination By Zachary Brennan - Published 29 November 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday released a warning letter sent earlier this month to a China-based manufacturer of heparin—the same manufacturer warned by French regulators last March.

Categories: News, Asia, US, FDA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, Government affairs, Manufacturing, Quality, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: heparin, warning letter, heparin manufacturers in China

FDA Warns Japanese API Maker Over Data Integrity Issues By Michael Mezher - Published 15 November 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday released a warning letter sent to Japanese active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) maker Sekisui Medical Co., Ltd. for a series of data integrity issues at the company's Iwate, Japan site.

Categories: News, Japan, US, FDA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, APIs, Manufacturing

Tags: Data integrity