Once again, an Indian pharmaceutical manufacturer has received a Warning Letter from the US-American FDA due to deficiencies discovered during an inspection. The Letter focuses on deficiencies in the validation and the handling of OOS results in the laboratory. Read more here
The EMA has published three further statements on nitrosamine. Find out what marketing authorisation holders of drugs with chemically synthesised APIs ought to do regarding potential nitrosamine contamination.
In June 2018, when it became known that the antihypertensive medicinal product Valsartan contained nitrosamines, no one had any idea how widespread these unwanted side-products were. Read more here to find out what action the EMA and EDQM have taken in the past and in response to the latest cases of nitrosamine contamination.
For the important assessment of possible immune responses to therapeutic protein drugs, FDA scientists developed a new mathematical tool to calculate the expected risk of producing antibodies against the biological drug.
In support of sponsors, applicants and research institutions, the FDA examines in more detail the variability of internal standards in analytics and their consequences. The authority has now published a document entitled "Evaluation of Internal Standard Responses During Chromatographic Bioanalysis: Questions and Answers".
Seven months into the operational phase a significant number of manufacturers and supply chain actors have not yet connected to the EU verification system. Now, the EMVO stakeholders encourage the NCAs to undertake inspections on all supply chain actors.
The FDA´s Enforcement Report tracks and displays updates to recalls. The July 2019 listings contain several Class II recalls due to various cGMP deviations and two Class I ratings. One of the Class I ratings resulted from the finding of glass particulates in an injection.
The issue of cross-contamination has been addressed by authorities since the publication of the first edition of the EU GMP Guidelines. The EMA has compiled everything essential on health-based exposure limits and PDE limits on their website.