The FDA presented its requirements for pharmaceutical quality, including quality assurance aspects in a webinar. This webinar focused on stakeholders in the pharmaceutical supply chain worldwide. The presentations are available as YouTube videos.
The Herbal Medicinal Products Committee (HMPC) of the EMA has published the draft of the updated public statement of the HMPC on pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs). The document contains, among other things, the limits for the maximum daily intake of PAs.
The British health authority MHRA has recently published a statement in its blog, which reports about insufficient measures to avoid cross contamination in multipurpose facilities. This has been noticed in recent inspections.
The ECA regularly provides you with analyses of the deficiencies in FDA Warning Letters regarding medical devices. In the comparable period of the years 2017, 2018 and 2019 (1 October - 30 September), we mentioned the noticeably low number of Warning Letters. This trend is also evident for the first half of the fiscal year 2020 (1 October 2019 - 31 March 2020). Learn more about the top 3.
The FDA has recently issued a Warning Letter to criticize, among other things, the lack of revalidation at a pharmaceutical manufacturer. At first sight, this seems surprising, as it replaces stage 3 of the process validation lifecycle, the Continued Process Verification, the periodic re-validation that was common in the past (exceptions are made in the sterile area). What are the reasons for FDA's request?
Deficiencies in aseptic production have led to a Warning Letter for the Japanese company Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited. Part 1 of the News deals with inadequate cleanroom performance and inadequate controls of materials used in aseptic production. What were the reasons for this Warning Letter?
In the current Pharmacopeial Forum revised drafts of the two previously published USP Chapters <665> and <1665> on plastic materials used in pharmaceutical manufacturing have been published for comment.
The unpopular deficiency letters of the FDA contain numerous standard formulations and follow a fixed scheme in their structure. Read more here about the structure of the Warning Letters and why their reading can be very useful in preparing for an FDA inspection.
Deficiencies in microbiological environmental monitoring have led to a Warning Letter for the Korean company Samchundang Pharm Co. What deficiencies were found at the inspected company and what measures were required to remedy them?
In June you could already read about a WHO draft guideline on the topic of limit values in cleaning validation. This draft has now been significantly revised and re-issued with a new title "Point to consider when including Health-Based Exposure Limits (HBELs) in cleaning validation". What changes have been made?
Since at least the end of the 80s, equipment qualification has been an official expected standard. In the meantime, electronic documentation systems have been widely used. Nevertheless, pharmaceutical companies often still work with paper, especially in the field of equipment qualification. Would it not be possible to use more qualification documents electronically? This is something we wanted to find out from you. 14 questions were asked to give an overview of this topic.
A manufacturer of homeopathic drugs and hormone preparations in the USA has received a Warning Letter from the FDA due to several GMP violations. Among other things, highly active drugs were produced on the same equipment as the other products.