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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

ICH Details Pilot Training Programs for 2017 By Michael Mezher - Published 16 August 2017

The International Council for Harmonization (ICH) has released details for five upcoming training programs in the US, Germany and Japan.

Categories: News, Japan, Europe, US, ICH, Clinical, Drugs, Manufacturing, Submission and registration

Tags: ICH, Training, eCTD, GMP, GCP

EMA’s CHMP Adopts Updated Guideline on Manufacture of Finished Dosage Form By Zachary Brennan - Published 14 August 2017

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Human Medicinal Products (CHMP) on Monday adopted an updated guideline on what manufacturing process information should be included in the marketing authorization application (MAA).

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, Drugs, Manufacturing, Regulatory intelligence

Tags: CHMP, finished dosage form, pharmaceutical manufacturing

German Regulators Slam Dr. Reddy's Plant for Critical, Major Deficiencies By Zachary Brennan - Published 10 August 2017

Regulators working for the Central Authority for Supervision of Medicinal Products in Bavaria have published a statement of non-compliance with good manufacturing practices (GMP) following an August inspection of a Hyderabad, India-based manufacturing site run by Dr. Reddy's Laboratories.

Categories: News, Asia, Europe, EC, FDA, Drugs, Manufacturing, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: Dr. Reddy's, competent authorities, EudraGMDP

FDA Warns of Bacterial Contamination in PharmaTech Liquid Drugs By Michael Mezher - Published 09 August 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday warned patients and health care professionals not to use liquid drugs made by Florida-based contract manufacturing organization (CMO) PharmaTech LLC due to possible bacterial contamination.

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

Tags: PharmaTech, Burkholderia cepacia, B. cepacia, Recall

FDA Drafts Guidance on Postapproval Manufacturing Changes for Biologics By Zachary Brennan - Published 08 August 2017

As the number of chemistry, manufacturing and controls (CMC) postapproval manufacturing supplements continues to increase, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday released draft guidance offering recommendations for holders of biologics license applications (BLAs) on the types of minor changes to be documented in an annual report.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Manufacturing, Postmarket surveillance

Tags: BLA, CMC changes, postapproval manufacturing changes, FDA draft guidance

FDA Warns Italian Drugmaker for GMP Violations By Michael Mezher - Published 31 July 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier this month warned Italian ophthalmic drugmaker Tubilux Pharma for manufacturing and testing issues at its facility in Rome, Italy.

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

Tags: Warning Letter

Asia Regulatory Roundup: India Seeks Feedback on Medical Device Safety and Performance Principles (25 July 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 25 July 2017

India has released draft guidance on the safety and performance of medical devices. The text gives companies flexibility in how they meet the design and manufacturing requirements officials see as essential to the safe, effective functioning of medical devices.

Categories: News, India, Oceania, CDSCO, TGA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Manufacturing, Medical Devices

Tags: Asia Regulatory Roundup, Regulatory Roundup

FDA Inspections and Outcomes for Oral Solid Dosage (OSD) Manufacturing Facilities By Sharry Arora - Published 14 July 2017

The article discusses various types of current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) inspections conducted by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at oral solid dosage forms manufacturing facilities. It also elaborates on types of inspections, approaches to investigations, limitations of these inspections and major inspection outcomes in the event of deficiencies, including 483s, Warning Letters and Establishment Investigation Reports (EIRs).

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

Tags: Oral Solid Dosage, OSD, Inspections

FDA Panel Votes Unanimously in Favor of First CAR-T Cancer Therapy By Zachary Brennan - Published 12 July 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee on Wednesday voted unanimously, 10 to 0, in favor of the benefit-risk profile for the first of a new kind of cancer therapy, known as a Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Government affairs, Human cell and tissue, Manufacturing, Quality, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: CAR-T, Novartis, CTL019, gene therapy, cell therapy, ODAC

Regulatory Recon: FDA Rejects Drug Over Manufacturing Issues; Advisory Panel Backs Pfizer’s Mylotarg (12 July 2017) By Zachary Brennan - Published 12 July 2017

Welcome to Regulatory Reconnaissance, your daily regulatory news and intelligence briefing.

Categories: News, Europe, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Manufacturing, Medical Devices

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

FDA Warns Indian Manufacturer for Equipment in 'State of Disrepair' By Zachary Brennan - Published 11 July 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday released a warning letter sent last week to an India-based pharmaceutical manufacturer for equipment "in a state of disrepair" and failures in validating a manufacturing process for a drug that was distributed in the US from 2014 to 2016.

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

Tags: warning letter, Vista Pharmaceuticals, isoxsuprine hydrochloride

Chinese Heparin Contamination Questions Return With New FDA Warning Letter By Zachary Brennan - Published 05 July 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a warning letter on Wednesday for China-based heparin contract testing lab, Shandong Analysis and Test Center, reigniting a debate over whether the questionable sources of heparin that led to almost 100 American deaths a decade ago have been rooted out.

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

Tags: heparin, Chinese heparin, heparin contamination, FDA warning letters

FDA Revises Draft Guidance on Medical Gases By Michael Mezher - Published 28 June 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday issued a revised draft guidance detailing the current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) requirements for medical gases, superseding an earlier draft guidance from 2003.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Compliance, Distribution, Labeling, Manufacturing

Tags: Medical Gas

Asia Regulatory Roundup: Australia Opens Priority Review Pathway (27 June 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 27 June 2017

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

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

Tags: priority review, China in ICH, CFDA backlog, Indian pharmaceuticals

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 Extends Use Dates for Pfizer Injectables to Ease Shortage By Michael Mezher - Published 16 June 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday said it is extending the use dates of multiple lots of injectable drugs made by Pfizer subsidiary Hospira by six months to a year in response to an ongoing shortage of the drugs.

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

Tags: Pfizer, Hospira, Shortage

Asia Regulatory Roundup: CFDA Ordered More Inspections of Foreign Manufacturers in 2016, But Visited Fewer Sites (6 June 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 06 June 2017

The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has released a breakdown of the good manufacturing practice (GMP) inspections it performed last year. The report shows another year of growth in the number of inspections of overseas manufacturers ordered by CFDA, yet the agency only performed a fraction of these planned visits.

Categories: News, China, India, Oceania, CDSCO, CFDA, TGA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, In vitro diagnostics, Manufacturing, Medical Devices, Postmarket surveillance

Tags: Regulatory Roundup, Asia Regulatory Roundup

FDA Warns B. Braun Medical’s California Plant for Repeat Violations By Zachary Brennan - Published 31 May 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier this month sent a warning letter to B. Braun Medical’s Irvine, CA-based manufacturing facility for repeat violations also uncovered during inspections in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

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

Tags: B. Braun Medical, FDA warning letters, field alert reports, leaking IV bags

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