The European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) has published the revised chapter 2.2.48 on Raman Spectroscopy for public consultation. All interested users are encouraged to review the draft and submit their comments from July to September 2020.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has published a draft proposal for revision in The International Pharmacopoeia. The document entitled DISSOLUTION TEST FOR SOLID ORAL DOSAGE FORMS will be posted on the WHO Medicines website. The deadline for comments is 31 August 2020.
The drafts for the new Ph. Eur. chapters on plastic packaging materials (COP, COC, and Extractable elements in plastic materials for pharmaceutical use) have been re-published in Pharmeuropa to give stakeholders sufficient time to comment.
The European Commission, the HMA and the EMA released a Q&A document on adaptations to the regulatory framework to address challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. The document includes flexible approaches for adverse reactions reporting and labeling.
The Good Distribution Practice for Active Substances Guidance on interpretation and implementation has been published as a joint publication of the ECA Foundation's GDP Association and the Pharmaceutical Quality Group of the Chartered Quality Institute.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently published a Warning Letter to a Canadian over-the-counter (OTC) drug producer. During an inspection, the FDA found significant violations of current good manufacturing practice (CGMP), including data integrity issues related to HPLC analysis.
The issue of (cross-) contamination and, in this context, cleaning validation have played an important role in the GMP environment for decades. For some years now, health-based exposure limits have been added as a possible alternative. In a draft guideline, the WHO has addressed this topic.
Again, the catalogue with "QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON REGULATORY EXPECTATIONS FOR MEDICINAL PRODUCTS FOR HUMAN USE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC" issued by the EC, HMA and EMA has been updated. It now includes the facilitated handling of existing marketing authorisations together with the handling of marketing authorisation procedures in times of Covid-19.