GMP News - Analytical Quality Control

29.01.20

Update on Ph. Eur. and Pharmeuropa

The EDQM recently announced some upcoming changes to the European Pharmacopoeia and Pharmeuropa.

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29.01.20

Identity Testing and Stability Studies criticised in an FDA Inspection

The first FDA warning letter of the year goes to a Chinese contract manufacturer of over-the-counter (OTC) drug products for multiple violations of current good manufacturing practice (cGMP).

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22.01.20

USP Proposes New General Chapter <668> Cured Silicone Elastomers

The USP General Chapters—Packaging and Distribution Expert Committee is proposing a new general chapter <668> Cured Silicone Elastomers for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Packaging Components.

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22.01.20

Changes to Pharmacopeial Forum

The United States Pharmacopeia is currently introducing some changes to the format of the USP and to its Pharmacopeial Forum - a bimonthly online journal in which USP publishes proposed revisions for public review.

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15.01.20

FDA Warning Letter for Chinese Manufacturer highlights the Importance of the Quality Unit

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning letter to Henan Kangdi Medical Devices Co. Ltd. due to, among others, the failure to establish an adequate stability program. Furthermore, the quality unit was not provided with the appropriate authority and sufficient resources to carry out its responsibilities.

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08.01.20

Warning Letter for inadequate OOS Investigations and Complaint Handling

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently warned Teligent Pharma, Inc., for different significant violations of current good manufacturing practice (CGMP) at the company's facility in Buena, New Jersey. The FDA cites the company, among others, for failing to thoroughly investigate out-of-specification (OOS) test results.

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08.01.20

Warning Letter for not meeting FDA/USP Requirements

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning letter to Wild Child WA Pty Ltd., that summaries three significant GMP issues identified during a 5-day inspection of the company's manufacturing facility in Malaga, Western Australia. The core issue is the non-compliance with requirements specified in the United States Pharmacopeia (USP).

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08.01.20

Ph. Eur. Draft Chapter for PA Contaminants in Herbal Drugs

A new Ph. Eur. chapter 2.8.26. Contaminant pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) has been proposed for comment in the recent issue of  Pharmeuropa. The scope of this new general chapter covers trace analysis of target PAs in herbal drugs, herbal drug preparations and herbal medicinal products.

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27.11.19

Cannabis Monograph in the Swiss Pharmacopoeia

Supplement 11.3 of the Swiss Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Helv.) includes a new monograph on Cannabis Flowers. 

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20.11.19

Nitrosamines in Elastomers?

An USP Stimuli article on Elastomeric Components for Inhalation Packaging / Delivery Systems has been published in Pharmacopeial Forum, proposing to test for nitrosamines in elastomeric components used for inhalation products.

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30.10.19

Updated Ph. Eur. Chapter on plastic containers

A revision of Ph. Eur. chapter 3.2.2. Plastic containers and closures for pharmaceutical use has been published in Pharmeuropa.

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24.10.19

How to find the key to Ph. Eur. Monographs?

The Ph. Eur. provided a sample monograph to clearly show which information is included in and how to work with a Ph. Eur. monograph.

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24.10.19

Warning Letter: Deficiencies in Validation and OOS

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

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16.10.19

Nitrosamine contamination: EMA requests risk evaluation for drug products containing chemically synthesised APIs

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.

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16.10.19

Japanese Pharmacopoeia - Draft Chapter of alternative Endotoxin Testing

The Japanese Pharnacopoe has published a new chapter draft of "Bacterial Endotoxins Test and alternative methods using recombinant protein-reagents for endotoxin assay" for comment.

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