GMP News - Analytical Quality Control

17.11.21

In 2021 again Numerous FDA 483s due to Deficiencies in the Stability Program

Only recently, we reported that in fiscal years 2019 and 2020, deficiencies in the stability programme in the area of "drugs" were mentioned in numerous FDA 483 forms. The FDA has now published the data for the fiscal year 2021. About a fifth of the 483s revolve around the issue of stability.

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17.11.21

USP-NF Stimuli Article on the Use of Apex Vessels in Dissolution Testing

In the current Pharmacopeial Forum, PF 47(6), a stimuli article entitled The Case for Apex Vessels was published.

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17.11.21

JP Drafts Related to Chromatography for Public Comments - Updated Version

We recently reported that the Japanese Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) had published four Japanese Pharmacopoeia (JP) drafts of General Tests and General Information related to Chromatography. The agency has now released a slightly modified version of the draft of new General Test “<2.00> Chromatography”. Comments can be submitted until November 30, 2021.

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10.11.21

USP-NF Publishes Notice of Intent to Revise General Chapter <711> Dissolution

The Dosage Forms Expert Committee intends to revise USP General Chapter <711> Dissolution.

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10.11.21

FDA issues Warning Letter due to severe Violations of Data Integrity

Recently the FDA issued a Warning Letter due to lack of control over computer systems and violation of data integrity. During the inspection the use of multi user access to raw data files and falsification of records were observed.

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10.11.21

Harmonised General Chapter on Chromatography

The EDQM has announced in a press release that the harmonised general chapter Chromatography was signed-off by the Pharmacopoeial Discussion Group (PDG), which brings together Ph. Eur., JP and USP.

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10.11.21

Testing into Compliance - FDA Warning Letter due to non-compliant GMP Invalidation of OOS results and Falsification of Data

A few but fundamental GMP requirements for pharmaceutical quality control laboratories are a frequent focus of regulatory inspections. During a visit to a U.S. contract laboratory, FDA inspectors found serious deficiencies in these requirements, resulting in a Warning Letter due to inadequate handling of OOS results, lack of electronic system security and data manipulation.

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03.11.21

Dissolution Testing in Pharmaceutical Analysis (Part 1)

The dissolution test is a key test parameter routinely used for assessing the performance of solid and semi-solid dosage forms in both drug development and quality control. This article will give a short overview of the test's purpose and the apparatuses according to the European Pharmacopoeia.

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27.10.21

GLP: New Data Integrity Guideline

The "OECD SERIES ON PRINCIPLES OF GOOD LABORATORY PRACTICE AND COMPLIANCE MONITORING" document No. 22 is a comprehensive, well-written, fluently readable guide to data integrity in the Good Laboratory Practice area.

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27.10.21

Is Bracketing/Matrixing Acceptable During Generic Drug Development?

The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a Draft Guidance for Industry entitled "Questions and Answers on Quality Related Controlled Correspondence". The document contains, besides other topics, questions and answers related to bracketing and matrixing.

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20.10.21

FDA Warning Letter: Deficiencies in API / Finished Drug Product Testing and Stability Program

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently published a Warning Letter to a manufacturer of over-the-counter (OTC) drug products. The letter summarizes significant violations of current good manufacturing practices (CGMP) concerning finished drug product testing, identity testing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), and stability testing.

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20.10.21

Numerous FDA 483s due to Deficiencies in the Stability Program

Stability studies of pharmaceuticals are a well-established discipline and, of course, an important regulatory requirement. Nevertheless, an evaluation of the last two fiscal years shows that deficiencies in the stability program are mentioned in numerous FDA 483s.

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13.10.21

Lack of Scientifically Sound Laboratory Controls often mentioned in FDA 483s Reports

Observations made by the inspector during an FDA inspection are listed on the FDA Form 483. An evaluation of the last two fiscal years shows that a lack of scientifically sound laboratory controls and not following/documenting laboratory controls are often mentioned in such FDA 483s.

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13.10.21

Inadequate Sampling Plans lead to FDA 483 Inspection Report

Sampling of materials is one of the most important processes in pharmaceutical companies. An Indian company received a so-called 483 FDA report due to inadequate sampling plans for raw materials and intermediates. Furthermore, the FDA criticises that components used in manufacturing are not tested and released prior to use.

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13.10.21

Analytical Procedure Life Cycle - New USP Chapter <1220> published

More than a year after the publication of the draft of Chapter <1220> on Life Cycle Management of Analytical Procedures, the USP has announced the final version for 01 November.

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