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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

Italian Medicines Agency Cites Brazilian Drugmaker for GMP Violations By Michael Mezher - Published 31 January 2017

The Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA) has banned the supply of certain drugs made by Antibioticos do Brasil (ABL) following an inspection of the company's San Paulo, Brazil facility in December.

Categories: News, Europe, Latin America and Caribbean, Drugs, Manufacturing, Quality

Tags: AIFA, Italian Medicines Agency, Antibioticos do Brasil, ABL

FDA Warns UK Drugmaker for Repeat GMP Violations By Michael Mezher - Published 25 January 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned UK-government owned Porton Biopharma Limited for repeat good manufacturing practice (GMP) violations at its Salisbury, UK facility.

Categories: News, Europe, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Compliance, Manufacturing, Quality

Tags: Porton Biopharma, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Erwinaze

Doctors Without Borders Objects to Sanofi Receiving an Exclusive License for a Zika Vaccine By Zachary Brennan - Published 24 January 2017

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Monday objected to the US government’s granting of an exclusive patent license to Sanofi Pasteur for a developing Zika vaccine, though Sanofi on Tuesday explained the risks of developing such a vaccine.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Crisis management, Government affairs, Manufacturing

Tags: Zika, MSF, Sanofi Pasteur, Zika vaccine

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

Do FDA’s Foreign Offices Help Keep US Drugs Safe? GAO Says Answer is Unknown By Zachary Brennan - Published 18 January 2017

A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report offers some good news and some bad news for the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) foreign offices: The good news is that foreign inspections of drug, medical device and food manufacturing sites are increasing year over year, but the bad news is that FDA has yet to determine whether these foreign offices meaningfully contribute to US drug safety.

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

Tags: foreign pharmaceutical inspections, FDA foreign offices, FDA in China, FDA and India

FDA and MHRA Break Down Foreign Inspection Data By Zachary Brennan - Published 11 January 2017

Both the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the UK’s Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) are slowly ramping up their inspections of foreign manufacturers, according to the latest statistics.

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

Tags: foreign drug inspections, foreign device inspections

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

Asia Regulatory Roundup: CFDA Offers Draft Guidance on Generic Drug Manufacturing Inspections (3 January 2017) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 03 January 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, Manufacturing, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: Asia Regulatory Roundup, CFDA guidance, generic drug inspections, codeine

FDA Warns Chinese Drugmaker for Refusing Inspection, Unsanitary Conditions By Zachary Brennan - Published 20 December 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday released a warning letter sent 8 December to China-based Baoying County Fukang Medical Appliance with six violations.

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

Tags: warning letter, China drugmaker, mold in manufacturing facility

Spanish Regulator Cites Madrid Drugmaker for Manufacturing Violations By Michael Mezher - Published 20 December 2016

The Spanish Agency of Medicines and Medical Devices (AEMPS) has issued a statement of non-compliance to Madrid, Spain-based drugmaker Angulema, S.L., and ordered the recall of more than 400 lots of the company's vaccines.

Categories: News, Europe, Biologics and biotechnology, Manufacturing, Quality

Tags: AEMPS, Angulema

2016 in Review for Drug and Device Regulations: An 11th Hour Reckoning By Zachary Brennan - Published 20 December 2016

Turn back the clock to late October and those first 10 months of 2016 look like a relatively commonplace year for the pharma and medical device industries and their US regulatory counterpart, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (on the EU side, Brexit was already causing headaches for the European Medicines Agency (EMA) as early as June).

Categories: News, Europe, US, EC, EMA, FDA, MHRA, Biologics and biotechnology, Compliance, Drugs, Government affairs, Labeling, Manufacturing, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: pharmaceutical regulations, year in review, Cures, Trump

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

European Regulatory Roundup: UK Fines Pfizer for 2,600% Price Hike (8 December 2016) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 08 December 2016

Welcome to our European Regulatory Roundup, our weekly overview of the top EU regulatory news.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, MHRA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Government affairs, Manufacturing, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: European Regulatory Roundup, Pfizer, ATMP, GMP manufacturing, antimicrobial resistance

US Solicitor General Calls on Supreme Court to Review Six-Month Delays to Biosimilar Launches By Zachary Brennan - Published 08 December 2016

With the timing of all future US launches of biosimilars at stake, the US Solicitor General has called on the Supreme Court to review whether biosimilar companies should have to wait six months after US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval before launching their follow-on products.

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

Tags: biosimilars, US Supreme Court, Federal Circuit, biosimilar launch

Leahy Looks to Amend ‘Cures’ Bill as Senate Prepares for Passage By Zachary Brennan - Published 06 December 2016

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) on Tuesday proposed an amendment to the 21st Century Cures bill that would make it more difficult for brand name drugmakers to halt or delay generic or biosimilar competition.

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

Tags: 21st Century Cures, GPhA, Leahy, generic drugs, NIH

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

Asia Regulatory Roundup: CFDA Shifts to Random Inspections (6 December 2016) By Nick Paul Taylor - Published 06 December 2016

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

Categories: News, Asia, ANZTPA, CDSCO, CFDA, Medsafe, TGA, Biologics and biotechnology, Drugs, Manufacturing, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: GMP pharmaceutical manufacturing, Chinese drug inspections, DTAB, Sugam, Asia Regulatory Roundup

WHO Prequalifies First Hepatitis C Diagnostic By Zachary Brennan - Published 05 December 2016

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday announced it has prequalified its first hepatitis C virus (HCV) rapid diagnostic test, which will help diagnose HCV in low- and middle-income countries and potentially improve access to treatment.

Categories: News, Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East, WHO, Government affairs, In vitro diagnostics, Manufacturing, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: WHO, prequalification, Gilead, Hepatitis C