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Distant Assessment - an Option for the Future?

Due to the current pandemic and the associated restrictions, assessments are increasingly being performed remotely. Are these Distant Assessments also an option for the post-pandemic period?

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Distribution of Temperature-Sensitive Pharmaceuticals: Requirements according to the EU GDP-Guidelines

With the approvals of various COVID-19 vaccines in many countries, the question arises how to safely transport the serum from the production sites to the storage and distribution centres and then on to the local vaccination centres. However, this question does not only arise for COVID-19 vaccines, but also any other temperature-sensitive product in general. The EU GDP-Guidelines contain some specific requirements for temperature-sensitive products in this regard.

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New MHRA Inspectorate Blog GDP Post: Be aware of Fake Websites when Qualifying New Customers and Suppliers Using Online Resources

Qualification and re-qualification of suppliers and customers are a fundamental part of Good Distribution Practice (GDP). Using online resources and publicly available databases is established as a standard requirement during this process. But relying (only) on information that is easily available to everyone may involve a high risk. In this context, a new post, entitled “Qualifications of suppliers and customers online: reliable or fake news?” has been published in the MHRA Inspectorate blog.

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EMA: Updated Q&A documents on Centralised Procedures

The "Q&A" documents for centralised procedures were revised and published on the EMA website in January. In general, pre- and post-approval advices regarding centralised procedures are given and specially information for applicants of generic or hybrid medicinal products is mentioned. 

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Brexit Agreement - what now?

Brexit: The agreement on the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom is here. What are the consequences for medicinal products?

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ICH Q9 Risk Management to be Revised

Since 2005, the ICH Guideline Q9 has been the state of the art when it comes to quality risk management (QRM) in the GMP environment. Now it is to be revised. What is planned?

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New Approach for Dissolution or Disintegration Tests in Ph. Eur. Monographs to be Published in Supplement 10.6.

A new policy for dissolution and disintegration testing in European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) monographs has been adopted at the 168th session of the European Pharmacopoeia Commission (November 2020). A dissolution or disintegration test will be included in each medicinal product monograph on an immediate-release solid dosage form.

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FDA Warning Letter: No Adequate Quality Unit, Laboratory Controls, Sampling Plans, and Stability Program

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently sent a warning letter to a US over-the-counter (OTC) drug manufacturer due to significant violations of current good manufacturing practice (CGMP) regulations for finished pharmaceuticals.

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Non-Compliance Report for German Wholesale Distributor Published

The competent authority of Germany has entered a new GPD Non-Compliance Report into the EudraGMDP database due to the discovery of serious GDP non-compliance at a German wholesale distributor.

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Still no remote FDA Inspections: Criticism grows

Since the beginning of the pandemic and the associated travel restrictions, the FDA has been hesitant to decide whether to conduct distant assessments. Now, more and more criticism is spreading.

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Avoiding Non-Compliance in Packaging Areas

Filling product into open containers with leaks above the packaging lines? Not a good idea - A current FDA Warning Letter provides information.

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Swissmedic clarifies Validity of GMP Certificates during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products Swissmedic has published a press release clarifying the validity of GMP certificates during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cloud Computing: Regulations for the Return Transmission of Data in the Event of Business Discontinuation

The issue of data integrity generates a multitude of questions. Current questions are addressed in a loose sequence of News. Question 10: What regulations must be in place to ensure that in case of business discontinuation (insolvency) of a cloud service provider, the data is completely returned to the client?

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UN Commission Reclassifies Cannabis

The United Nations (UN) Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) has decided to reclassify cannabis. With this, the Commission followed the WHO recommendation of 2019.

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EMA Distant Assessment Guidance

EMA has published a Guidance document, providing points for consideration relating to Distant Assessments.

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The Influence of Process Changes on Process Validation

What influence can process changes have on process validation? A current FDA Warning Letter provides information on this.

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Warning Letter due to Inadequate Pressure Stage Concept and Particle Monitoring

Due to deficiencies in the ventilation system and particle monitoring in the sterile area, an Indian pharmaceutical manufacturer has recently received a Warning Letter from the U.S. FDA. In addition, the microbiology testing was also criticized.

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Blind Trust in Supplier Certificates and Inadequate Final Testing - An Analysis of FDA Warning Letter

A look at the warning letters to pharmaceutical companies of the last nine months of the current fiscal year (Oct. 2019 - June 2020) shows the most frequent GMP violations found by FDA inspectors. Read more about the Warning Letter Analysis in this article of the GMP Journal

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FDA - Notification of Deviations in Cell and Tissue Products

An FDA document on Biological Product Deviation refers to products based on human tissues or cells.

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New FDA Guidance on Cellular and Tissue Products (HCT/Ps) published

During  2020, the FDA updated and expanded its series of guidelines on the topic of cell and tissue products with a revised version of the Guideline Regulatory Considerations for Human Cells, Tissues, and Cellular and Tissue-Based Products: Minimal Manipulation and Homologous Use.

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FDA publishes Information and Reviews of Biological Research Projects

In addition to the publication of a large number of guidelines and supporting documents in the field of cell and tissue products, the FDA also provides insights into the biological research projects of its scientists on its website.

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FDA explains Background of Emergency Use Authorizations related to COVID-19 Vaccines

Recently, the FDA published a Q&A Paper on their website that answers the most common questions about the emergency approval of COVID-19 vaccines and explains the underlying process.

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Will CBD be Controlled as a Narcotic?

Will Cannabidiol be controlled as a narcotic in the future? This question is currently intensively discussed. The European Court of Justice recently released their opinion.

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FDA Warning Letter for not Adequately Testing Components prior to Use in the Manufacture

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Warning Letter to a Mexican manufacturer. According to the FDA, the firm did not adequately validate the process and qualify the equipment used to manufacture the drug products. Furthermore, the company did not adequately test components prior to use in the manufacture of drug products destined for the US market.

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EMA Publishes New Q&A Guide on Brexit

There are only a few days left until the UK will leave the EU. On 01. January 2021 the UK will be considered a "Third Country" with massive consequences for the GMP environment for medicinal products and APIs. Now the EMA published a new Question and Answer Document which clarifies a number of questions which have been raised during the Brexit negotiations. Please read more about EMAs Q&A Document

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