Dead Leg in Pharmaceutical Water System leads to Warning Letter
Due to deficiencies found in an FDA inspection, a US pharmaceutical manufacturer has now received a Warning Letter. Among other things, a dead leg in the pharmaceutical water system is listed as a deficiency.
FDA Warning Letter: Root Cause of Benzene Contamination not unterstood
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently published a new Warning Letter. An OTC manufacturer received information indicating that the finished drug products produced with isobutane propellants were contaminated with benzene. The company's own analyses as well as results of the FDA laboratory testing confirmed the presence of this impurity. The company failed to perform adequate investigations and so far, the root cause of the benzene contamination is not understood.
FDA Warning Letter: Distribution of OOS Batches and Lack of Stability Data
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a Warning Letter to a OTC drug manufacturer in Mexico. No procedure to handle OOS results was in place, and drug product with OOS results were released and distributed. There was also a lack of stability data and the quality unit did not provide adequate oversight.
FDA Warning Letter to Indian Manufacturer: Glycerine used in Manufacturing not Tested according to USP
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a new Warning Letter to an Indian company, registered as a manufacturer of OTC and homeopathic drug products. Some of the formulations contain high percentages of glycerin, but this high-risk component was not adequately tested according to the USP requirements. Thus, it was not ensured that the relevant safety limits for the levels of diethylene glycol or ethylene glycol were met.
FDA Warning Letter to Californian Drug Manufacturer
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a new Warning Letter to a drug manufacturer in California. The FDA blames the company of various CGMP violations, particularly in the areas of release testing, sampling, stability testing and process validation.
Laboratory Data Integrity issues once again caused a Warning Letter
In February 2023, the U.S. FDA issued a Warning Letter (WL) to the US American company "Dunagin Pharmaceuticals Inc. dba Massco Dental" after having inspected its site in Arkansas in August/September 2022.
GDP in the US: New FDA Guidance for Industry on Definitions of Suspect Product and Illegitimate Product
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a new guidance entitled "Definitions of Suspect Product and Illegitimate Product for Verification Obligations Under the Drug Supply Chain Security Act". The document clarifies the agency's interpretation of specific terms used in the definitions of "suspect product" and "illegitimate product". It is primarily intended to assist trading partners in meeting verification obligations.
FDA Warning Letter: Lack of Temperature and Humidity Control
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a Warning Letter sent to a drug manufacturer in Massachusetts, USA. Since the deficiencies found even concern simple GMP basic requirements, the company had to stop production and distribution in the meantime. What is actually interesting is that the FDA, among other things, explicitly criticizes the lack of a humidity control in the warehouse.
The Pharmaceutical Inspection Co-operation Scheme (PIC/S) has published two guidance documents for GDP inspectors, an Aide-Memoire on GDP inspections and a Q&A document. Both documents entered into force on 01 February 2023.
Another FDA Warning Letter to US Manufacturer of Hand Sanitizers
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has once again published a Warning Letter to a US manufacturer of hand sanitizers. During an inspection, several CGMP violations were found. In addition to inadequate release testing in general, the finished products are likely to be contaminated with methanol.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a Warning Letter to a drug manufacturer in Istanbul. During an inspection, several CGMP violations were found. Among other things, this concerns identity testing of incoming components, process validation and stability testing.