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Lupin Warned by FDA for Deficiencies at Two Facilities By Michael Mezher - Published 15 November 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier this month warned Indian drugmaker Lupin Limited for good manufacturing practice (GMP) deficiencies at its facilities in Goa and Indore, India.

Categories: News, India, US, FDA, APIs, Drugs, Manufacturing

Tags: Warning Letter, GMP, Lupin, Goa, Indore

TGA Weighs Changes to Regulations for Personalized, 3D Printed Devices By Michael Mezher - Published 09 November 2017

Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) on Thursday launched a consultation on proposed changes to the country's medical device regulations for personalized and 3D printed medical devices.

Categories: News, Oceania, TGA, Manufacturing, Medical Devices, Submission and registration

Tags: 3D-Printing, Custom Medical Devices

FDA Warns Chinese Firm for Confusing API in OTC Drug By Zachary Brennan - Published 07 November 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday released a warning letter sent last Monday to China-based Guangdong Zhanjiang Jimin Pharmaceutical Co. after finding that one of the over-the-counter drugs made the firm was labeled as containing the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) hydrocortisone, but really the drug contained dexamethasone acetate.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Drugs, Manufacturing, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: hydrocortisone, China API manufacturing, FDA warning letter

FDA Revises Priority ANDA Draft Guidance By Michael Mezher - Published 03 November 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday issued a revised version of its draft guidance on the information that must be pre-submitted in order to receive a priority review for an abbreviated new drug application (ANDA).

Categories: News, US, FDA, Generic drugs, Manufacturing, Submission and registration

Tags: Priority ANDAs, GDUFA II, Pre-Submission Facility Correspondence, PFC

FDA Warns Canadian, Indian Drugmakers By Zachary Brennan - Published 31 October 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday released two warning letters sent to Burlington, Ontario-based Aztex Enterprises and Raigad, India-based Kim Chemicals Private Ltd.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Drugs, Manufacturing

Tags: warning letters

FDA to Recognize 8 EU Regulators to Conduct GMP Inspections By Zachary Brennan - Published 31 October 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday announced that beginning on Wednesday, the agency will recognize eight EU drug regulators – from Austria, Croatia, France, Italy, Malta, Spain, Sweden and the UK – as capable of conducting inspections of manufacturing facilities that meet FDA requirements.

Categories: News, Europe, US, EC, EMA, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Manufacturing

Tags: FDA and EMA mutual recognition, GMP inspections, MRA

Merck: Cyberattack Caused $135M in Lost Sales By Michael Mezher - Published 27 October 2017

In its third quarter earnings report, US pharmaceutical company Merck said that manufacturing disruptions tied to a cyberattack last June led to $135 million in lost sales and caused the company to borrow from a US Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) strategic stockpile to meet demand for one of its vaccines.

Categories: News, US, Biologics and biotechnology, Manufacturing

Tags: Cybersecurity, Merck, Cyberattack, Petya, Gardasil 9

FDA Warns Three Device Companies From US, Germany and France, One Indian API Manufacturer By Zachary Brennan - Published 25 October 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week released three warning letters sent to medical device manufacturers, including Florida-based UVLrx Therapeutics, Inc., Germany-based DRG Instruments GmbH and France-based ELITech Group SAS, as well as one to Vapi, India-based active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturer Vital Laboratories.

Categories: News, Asia, Europe, US, FDA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, Compliance, Manufacturing, Medical Devices

Tags: warning letters, ELISA, CAPA

Updated FDA Manual Offers Inside Look at Inspection Protocols By Zachary Brennan - Published 18 October 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier this week published its 2017 version of a chapter of its investigations operations manual on establishment inspections, offering an inside look at how inspections are conducted and what companies should expect.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs, Manufacturing, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: FDA inspections, contamination, sterile environments

Biopharma Firms Seek Clarity on FDA Draft Guidance on CMC Annual Reports By Zachary Brennan - Published 16 October 2017

Industry groups and biopharma companies are seeking additional clarity from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding draft guidance released in August on chemistry, manufacturing and controls (CMC) postapproval changes to be documented in annual reports.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Manufacturing, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: CMC changes, BIO, Sanofi, Pfizer, GSK, AAM

European Commission Adopts Two Acts on GMPs for Medicines By Zachary Brennan - Published 10 October 2017

Last month, the European Commission adopted two legal acts seeking to improve patient safety through good manufacturing practices (GMP) that ensure the highest quality of medicines for investigational and human use.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Manufacturing

Tags: good manufacturing practices, implementing directive, delegated regulation, GMPs for investigational medicines

Continuous Manufacturing: Pfizer, Vertex, AstraZeneca and Others Weigh FDA Plans By Zachary Brennan - Published 04 October 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been encouraging the adoption of continuous manufacturing techniques for years, and several companies recently offered the agency some suggestions to refine its work around the developing technology.

Categories: News, US, FDA, ICH, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Manufacturing

Tags: continuous manufacturing, Pfizer, AAM, Vertex, AstraZeneca

FDA Warns Korean Drugmaker Over Testing, GMP Issues By Michael Mezher - Published 03 October 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned South Korean drugmaker Dasan E&T Co. Ltd. over product testing issues following an inspection of its Gimpo, Kyonggi-do facility in January.

Categories: News, Korea, US, FDA, Drugs, Manufacturing

Tags: Warning Letter, GMP

FDA Finalizes Guidance on Emerging Manufacturing Tech Program By Michael Mezher - Published 28 September 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday finalized its guidance detailing how drugmakers can participate in the agency's program to advance the use of emerging manufacturing technologies, such as continuous manufacturing or 3D printing.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Manufacturing, Submission and registration

Tags: Emerging Technology, Continuous Manufacturing, Guidance

FDA Warns Chinese Drugmaker Over Fake Test Results, Blocking Access to Inspectors By Michael Mezher - Published 26 September 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned Chinese drugmaker Shandong Vianor Biotech for violating good manufacturing practice (GMP) requirements following an inspection of the firm's Linyi, Shandong facility last May.

Categories: News, China, US, FDA, Compliance, Drugs, Manufacturing

Tags: Good Manufacturing Practice, GMP, Warning Letter

Asia Regulatory Roundup: TGA Shares Guidance, Tool to Help Companies Navigate GMP Clearance Process (26 September 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 26 September 2017

Welcome to our Asia Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top regulatory news in Asia.

Categories: News, China, India, Oceania, CDSCO, CFDA, TGA, Compliance, Drugs, Manufacturing, Submission and registration

Tags: Asia Regulatory Roundup, Regulatory Roundup, Pakistan

MedTech Industry Sees Challenges in Restarting Operations, Helping Puerto Rico By Zachary Brennan - Published 25 September 2017

With more than three million Americans in Puerto Rico facing no electricity because of Hurricane Maria, medical device and biopharmaceutical companies are doing what they can to work with the US government to help their employees and restart operations.

Categories: News, US, Drugs, Manufacturing, Medical Devices

Tags: AdvaMed, Department of Commerce, Puerto Rico

Generics Industry Calls FDA Draft Guidance on Priority Reviews 'Basically Inoperable' By Zachary Brennan - Published 22 September 2017

A generic drug industry group and several companies have taken issue with recent US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) draft guidance on pre-submission facility correspondence (PFC) that spells out what companies need to do to obtain faster reviews for generic drugs.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Generic drugs, Government affairs, Manufacturing

Tags: Pre-submission facility guidance, FDA draft guidance, priority generic drug reviews

Mistake-Proofing the Workplace By Zachary Sherman, Max Sherman - Published 22 September 2017

This article discusses mistakes, or human errors, made in the pharmaceutical or medical device workplace and provides the definition of a mistake. The authors also present how mistakes are made, whether such errors are the actual "root cause" of defects, the social and company consequences of errors, and what can be done to minimize errors.

Categories: Features, Compliance, Manufacturing, Quality

Tags: Errors, Defects, Quality

FDA Warns Korean, Chinese Drugmakers By Zachary Brennan - Published 19 September 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday released two warning letters sent recently to Korea-based Firson Co. and China's Wuxi Medical Instrument Factory detailing the firms' violations.

Categories: News, Asia, US, FDA, Drugs, Manufacturing

Tags: FDA warning letters, Wuxi Medical, Firson

ICH Advances Q&A on Drug and Biologic Starting Materials By Michael Mezher - Published 07 September 2017

The International Council for Harmonisation (ICH) on Wednesday advanced a questions and answers guideline aimed at clarifying expectations for selecting and justifying starting materials for drug and biologic manufacturing.

Categories: News, ICH, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Manufacturing

CDRH Releases 8 Warning Letters for Foreign, US Device Manufacturers By Zachary Brennan - Published 06 September 2017

About a week after the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) was criticized for sending a historically low number of warning letters so far in 2017, a flood of new letters were released Wednesday.

Categories: News, Asia, Europe, US, CDRH, Manufacturing, Medical Devices

Tags: warning letters, medical device warnings

FDA Warns Indian Contract Manufacturer Hetero Labs By Zachary Brennan - Published 29 August 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday released a warning letter sent earlier this month to India-based contract manufacturer Hetero Labs’ manufacturing site on the outskirts of Hyderabad for significant violations of current good manufacturing practice (CGMP) regulations for finished pharmaceuticals.

Categories: News, India, FDA, Drugs, Due Diligence, Manufacturing

Tags: Hetero Labs, FDA warning letters

FDA Warns Chinese OTC Drugmaker for GMP, Data Integrity Issues By Michael Mezher - Published 24 August 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned Chinese over-the-counter (OTC) drug and cosmetics maker Bicooya Cosmetics Limited over poor sanitary conditions and data integrity issues at its Zhejiang, China facility.

Categories: News, China, US, FDA, Over the counter drugs, Manufacturing

Tags: Warning Letter, Inspection, Data Integrity

EMA and FDA to Begin Sharing Commercially Confidential Information By Zachary Brennan - Published 23 August 2017

As part of a landmark agreement forged in March, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Medicines Agency (EMA) said Wednesday that they will now share non-public and commercially confidential information, including trade secret information.

Categories: News, Europe, US, EC, EMA, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs, Manufacturing, Regulatory strategy

Tags: EMA and FDA agreement, mutual recognition agreement, GMP inspection reports