FDA's Warning Letters provide a valuable source of detailed information and can be helpful in preparing for an inspection, making a more detailed analysis worthwhile. Read more here about what FDA inspectors have discovered in recent months regarding frequent weaknesses at GMP-liable pharmaceutical manufacturers.
The data integrity topic raises a number of questions. Current questions are addressed in a loose sequence of News. Question 6: How can I handle analysis devices that are connected to a LIMS via a middleware? The manufacturer does not allow access to the original data in the automated analyser though.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is currently marketed in a variety of product types, such as oil drops, infused pouches, capsules, syrups, teas and topical lotions and creams. Therefore, the FDA is working on the evaluation of regulatory policies related to cannabis and cannabis-derived ingredients.
The main material used in plant engineering is stainless steel. The variant 316L is regarded as standard; material incompatibilities of steel with the product play almost no role. This is different for plastics. Beside the leach-out, ageing and surface finishing, other quality features are often specified. Now, what are the general requirements for plastics in pharmaceutical plant engineering?
Nitrosamines have already been detected in a large number of medicinal products. Where do they come from and how are they transferred to the final product? Read more here about the causes for nitrosamine impurities that have already been identified and what should absolutely be taken into account in the risk assessment of medicinal products.
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.