Since the end of last year, the ICH Q9 document on quality risk management has been in stage 2 of the ICH process for publishing ICH documents as a draft revision 1. Now, the draft document has also been published by the FDA on its website and is available for comments.
EMA's Question and Answer document on nitrosamine impurities is addressed to marketing authorisation holders. This document describes the approach to review the manufacturing processes for chemically-synthesised and biological medicinal products and to do the risk assessments accordingly. Read more about which new deadlines for variations have to be observed and what has changed in the forms.
With the publication of a question and answer guideline, the FDA is responding to the challenges of the shortage of disposable materials in manufacturing and the requirements for the use of alternative materials in the area of chemistry, manufacturing and controls (CMC).
Data integrity is still one of the major topics in FDA inspections. Missing controls to ensure the integrity of electronic data as well as inadequate access controls were some of the reasons why a Warning Letter to American company Vi-Jon was issued.
The US American CGMP Rules 21 CFR 211 also contain requirements concerning training (21 CFR 211.25). An actual warning letter shows the current interpretation of this requirement by the FDA. How does the FDA interpret the chapter "Training" today?
The EMA provides guidance for sponsors who have to report SUSARs via EudraVigilance originated in the context of clinical trials. In addition the updated document "Key Information for Sponsors on CTIS" has been published.
Documentation is an important element in the world of GMP. This applies to protocols as well as recording documents. For the field of development, the FDA is now offering a pilot program for a new function called "Snapshot" for their clinical and development guidelines. What's behind it?
At the end of July 2022, the GAMP organization has published the 2nd Edition of GAMP® 5. What are the main changes and developments compared to the previous version, which has been available since 2008?
The EMA Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) published the minutes for the HMPC meeting held in May 2022. The Meeting Protocol contains several interesting developments regarding Cannabis. Will it be possible for regulatory submissions to use the well-established medicinal use pathway in the EU?
Ph. Eur. 11.0 has been published in July 2022. Amongst others, the 11th Edition contains the previously announced new general chapter 5.26. Implementation of Pharmacopoeial Procedures providing a 2-step approach.
The European Pharmacopoeia Commission published the 8th edition of the Technical Guide for the Elaboration of Monographs. The guide helps when drafting monographs and transferring analytical methods into a compendial procedure. The previous version of the guide dated back to 2015.
In the Pharmacopeial Forum, PF 48(4), a new version of USP Chapter <1094> Capsules—Dissolution Testing And Related Quality Attributes was published. Based on comments received on the version of the chapter official as of December 1, 2020, several revisions are proposed.
The FDA would like to use so-called Remote Regulatory Assessments (RRAs) not only during the COVID-19 pandemic, but also beyond it for the asessments of establishments and applications and has published a Draft Guidance for Industry on this.
Despite being forbidden as food additive titanium dioxide may still be used provisionally in medicinal products. But the EMA appeals to the pharmaceutical companies to seek intensively for alternative excipients and has published a new questions and answers document to provide assistance. Read here what marketing authorisation holders and applicants have to observe when replacing titanium dioxide or developing new formulations for medicinal products with alternative excipients.
WHO, KRINKO and RKI are concerned with the pending biocide approval and indispensability of ethanol as a component of infection prevention and healthcare. They have published a corresponding statement.
In the Pharmacopeial Forum, PF 48(4), a stimuli article entitled "Consistent Terminology for Advancement of NMR Spectroscopy" was published. According to the authors, the paper builds the foundation for a modular, coherent, and standardized terminology, a condition necessary for a healthy life cycle of research data, including their management and reuse.
The Swissmedic website for authorization of herbal medicinal products (HMPs) has been completely revised and updated. It provides information on simplified authorization procedures for HMPs, e.g. for "HMPs with known active substance".
The Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) distribution security requirements will come into effect in November next year. To help trading partners comply with the DSCSA, the U.S. FDA recently issued revised versions of two previously published draft guidances.