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EMA-FDA QbD Pilot Program Led to Further Harmonization By Zachary Brennan - Published 19 April 2017

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have wrapped up a joint pilot program assessing applications containing Quality by Design (QbD) elements that led to further hamornization of concepts introduced through the International Council for Harmonisation (ICH).

Categories: News, Europe, US, EMA, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Manufacturing, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy, Submission and registration

Tags: QbD pilot, EMA-FDA joint program, quality by design

MHRA Investigates GMP Deficiency Trends From 2016 By Zachary Brennan - Published 18 April 2017

The UK’s Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) on Tuesday released a new report on the trends seen from inspecting pharmaceutical manufacturing plants and evaluating their good manufacturing practices (GMPs).

Categories: News, Europe, MHRA, Government affairs, Manufacturing, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: GMP deficiencies, pharmaceutical inspections, GMP deficiency trends

Drug and Device Companies Offer Recommendations for FDA’s Combo Product Policy Council By Zachary Brennan - Published 17 April 2017

Johnson & Johnson (J&J), Allergan, Pfizer and industry group BIO’s suggestions to the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) new Combination Product Policy Council released Monday build on efforts included in the 21st Century Cures Act and the new user fee agreements.

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

Tags: J&J, Pfizer, Allergan, combination products and FDA

Numerous Complaints, Repeat Observations Fill FDA Warning Letter for Indoco By Zachary Brennan - Published 12 April 2017

Goa, India-based contract manufacturer Indoco Remedies received a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning letter late last month after the agency said its failure to comply with current good manufacture practices (CGMP) may significantly affect the quality, safety and efficacy of the drugs it manufactures.

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

Tags: FDA warning letter, Indoco Remedies, cGMP

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

FDA Warns Mylan Over Quality System Failures By Zachary Brennan - Published 11 April 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday released a warning letter sent 3 April to Mylan Pharmaceuticals for its Nashik, India-based manufacturing site, which FDA said does not have a functioning quality system.

Categories: News, India, US, FDA, Drugs, Government affairs, Manufacturing

Tags: Mylan, ARVs, LMIC, HIV, Mylan India

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

Democrats Propose Wide-Ranging Bill to Lower Drug Costs By Zachary Brennan - Published 30 March 2017

House and Senate Democrats late Wednesday offered up a host of new provisions to bring down the rising cost of pharmaceuticals, many of which have been publicly opposed by the pharmaceutical industry.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Government affairs, Manufacturing, Research and development

Tags: drug prices, Medicare drug negotiations, drug imports, drug exclusivity, FDA regulations

FDA Warns Singapore Ophthalmic Drug Manufacturing Site By Zachary Brennan - Published 28 March 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday released a warning letter sent 16 March to Singapore-based Opto-Pharm for its failure to address leaking containers and bottle defects, among other violations.

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

Tags: sterile eye wash, FDA warning letters

FDA Warns Two Drugmakers in China and India for Data Integrity Violations By Michael Mezher - Published 21 March 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned two drugmakers, USV Private Limited in Daman, India and Jinan Jinda Pharmaceutical Chemistry Co., Ltd. in Zhangqiu City, China, over data integrity and manufacturing issues uncovered during inspections last year.

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

Tags: Data Integrity

BIO, Pew Weigh FDA's Revised Draft Guidance on Mixing, Diluting or Repackaging Biologics By Michael Mezher - Published 15 March 2017

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and the Pew Charitable Trusts are offering their input on the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) recently revised draft guidance on mixing, diluting or repackaging biologics.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Manufacturing, Packaging

Tags: Mixing, Diluting, Repackaging, Compounding, Outsourcing Facilities, BIO, Pew

House Committee Asks FDA for More Info on Contaminated Heparin Investigations By Zachary Brennan - Published 15 March 2017

Four Republicans on the House Committee on Energy & Commerce sent a letter on Wednesday to US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) acting commissioner Stephen Ostroff seeking additional information on FDA’s investigations into a heparin contamination crisis from a decade ago that are now closed.

Categories: News, China, US, FDA, Crisis management, Drugs, Government affairs, Manufacturing

Tags: heparin, China heparin, House E&C, FDA investigations

Pharmaceutical Inspection Co-operation Scheme Offers New Strategic Plan Through 2019 By Zachary Brennan - Published 08 March 2017

The Pharmaceutical Inspection Co-operation Scheme (PIC/S) this week unveiled a new road map for the next two years during its February meeting in Switzerland, which was attended by representatives of 37 of its regulatory authorities.

Categories: News, Asia, Canada, Europe, US, EMA, FDA, Health Canada, MHRA, Drugs, Government affairs, Manufacturing

Tags: PIC/S, GMP guidelines, regulatory affairs

FDA Warns Wockhardt Subsidiary, Says Seven of Company's Facilities Out of Compliance By Michael Mezher - Published 08 March 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned Wockhardt subsidiary Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals over quality control and data integrity issues.

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

Tags: Warning Letter, Data Integrity

CDER Goals for 2017: Improved Informatics, Cures Act Implementation and User Fees By Zachary Brennan - Published 07 March 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) Director Janet Woodcock outlined the critical priorities for 2017 in a new podcast as part of what she said will be "another busy and productive year."

Categories: News, US, CDER, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs, Manufacturing

Tags: Woodcock, CDER, FDA priorities, Cures, user fee bills

Asia Regulatory Roundup: TGA Increases Inspections Following Adoption of Risk-Based Approach (7 March 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 07 March 2017

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

Categories: News, Asia, CDSCO, CFDA, TGA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs, Manufacturing, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: Asia Regulatory Roundup, TGA inspections, NPPA

Pharma Inspection Co-operation Scheme Criticizes Plan to Lower GMP Requirements for ATMPs By Zachary Brennan - Published 06 March 2017

The regulatory group known as the Pharmaceutical Inspection Co-operation Scheme (PIC/S) said in a letter released this week that it is “unanimously concerned” about the public health and safety impact of a new European Commission guideline that would lower good manufacturing practice (GMP) requirements for advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs).

Categories: News, Asia, Canada, Europe, US, EC, FDA, Health Canada, MHRA, TGA, WHO, Crisis management, Government affairs, Manufacturing

Tags: PIC/S, good manufacturing practice for ATMP, European Commission consultation

US and EU Forge Landmark Agreement to Mutually Recognize Drug Manufacturing Inspections By Zachary Brennan - Published 02 March 2017

After wrangling over the details of trade secrets and inspection differences, the US and EU on Thursday finally announced they have agreed to mutually recognize one another’s pharmaceutical manufacturing inspections – a deal likely to lead to less duplicative inspections and lower costs on both sides of the Atlantic.

Categories: News, Europe, US, EC, EMA, FDA, Drugs, Government affairs, Manufacturing, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: GMP inspections, EMA and FDA initiatives, mutual recognition agreements, US-EU international agreement

FDA’s Woodcock to Congress: Pass the GDUFA and BsUFA Reauthorizations By Zachary Brennan - Published 02 March 2017

Janet Woodcock, director of the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, was in the hot seat on Thursday taking questions from the House Energy & Commerce Committee and urging the representatives to pass reauthorizations of the Generic Drug User Fee Act (GDUFA) and the Biosimilar User Fee Act (BsUFA).

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

Tags: GDUFA, BsUFA, Woodcock, FDA user fees

FDA Warns Pfizer’s Kansas Site Following Cardboard Found in Sterile Injectables By Zachary Brennan - Published 28 February 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday released a warning letter sent earlier this month to Pfizer subsidiary Hospira’s Kansas-based site, finding that the company’s investigations into complaints of visible particulates in sterile injectables were inadequate.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Crisis management, Drugs, Manufacturing

Tags: Pfizer, Hospira, Copaxone, Teva, warning letter

Asia Regulatory Roundup: India Asks China to Expedite GMP Inspection to Resolve a Drug Shortage (14 February 2016) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 14 February 2017

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

Categories: News, Asia, CDSCO, CFDA, TGA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs, Manufacturing

Tags: Asia Regulatory Roundup, drug shortage, GMP inspection, India online portal

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

CDRH Warns Three Foreign Medical Device Manufacturers By Zachary Brennan - Published 07 February 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) on Tuesday released three warning letters sent to medical device manufacturers in Taiwan, China and South Korea.

Categories: News, US, CDRH, Compliance, Manufacturing, Medical Devices

Tags: warning letters, quality data

Challenges Surrounding the Development and Manufacturing of ATMPs Continue By Zachary Brennan - Published 03 February 2017

The experience of conducting clinical trials with advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs) in a real-world clinical setting, according to a new European Medicines Agency (EMA) summary of a conference discussion, can mean “battling multiple and often ridiculous barriers.”

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, Biologics and biotechnology, Blood, Combination products, Manufacturing

Tags: ATMPs, EMA conferences