GMP News - Inspections/Audits

15.06.22

EFPIA Member Survey on Current Inspection Trends

The EFPIA has published its "Annual Regulatory GMP/GDP Inspection Survey 2021 Data". With some interesting results that perhaps not everyone would have expected.

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15.06.22

GMP Deficiencies in the Sterile Area

In a Warning Letter addressed to a US-American pharmaceutical manufacturer, the FDA points out various deficiencies in aseptic production. Among other things, deficiencies are described in the design of equipment and rooms, airflow and visual inspection.

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08.06.22

MHRA introduces external consultants as Compliance Monitors in Companies

The UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has launched a pilot project for a new Compliance Monitor Process. External consultants are being used for this purpose.

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01.06.22

Accuracy, Specificity and Reproducibility of Analytical Test Methods in the Focus of a FDA Warning Letter

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning letter to an American manufacturer of OTC drug products. Among others, the analytical test methods had not been validated for accuracy, specificity, and reproducibility. Further violations concern the process validation and OOS investigations.

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25.05.22

FDA plans Rating System for pharmaceutical Companies

The FDA is planning a programme to assess and classify manufacturing sites using surveillance data and company participation. A central point here is also the so-called Quality Culture.

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25.05.22

FDA Warning Letter: Deviation from USP Compendial Methods

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Warning Letter to an American manufacturer. The firm produces a United States Pharmacopeia (USP) article. The core problem was that the company deviated from the USP for analytical testing, but could not adequately demonstrate that the method is equivalent or better than the current USP compendial method.

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18.05.22

List of Documents Needed during GCP Inspections

The EMA published guidance for applicants / MAHs involved in GCP inspections. It includes a detailed list of documents to be provided to GCP inspectors.

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11.05.22

How many FDA inspections still take place in the EU?

Do you know the FDA Data Dashboard? This database offers comprehensive and detailed insights into FDA inspections - right down to the inspection history of individual companies.

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04.05.22

Numerous GMP Deficiencies at OTC Manufacturer in Puerto Rico

The USA FDA has issued a Warning Letter to a pharmaceutical manufacturer for failing to adequately address numerous deficiencies identified during an inspection.

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27.04.22

News on the various Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs)

The new annual report of the GMP/GDP Inspectors Working Group has been published and gives a brief but good overview of what is new in 2021. There has also been movement on the MRA with the USA.

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27.04.22

FDA Warning Letter: Testing into Compliance using Unvalidated Test Methods

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a new Warning Letter to an American drug manufacturer. The company retested failing lots with unvalidated test methods until passing results were obtained. Other deficiencies concern the cleaning validation, the stability program and HPLC data integrity.

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27.04.22

FDA sends Warning Letter to EU Company after Remote Evaluation

A pharmaceutical company in Poland received a Warning Letter from FDA without ever having been inspected on site. It was issued purely on the basis of a remote evaluation.

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26.04.22

FDA Warning Letter: No Quality Unit, No Thorough Investigations and No Stability Program

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a Warning Letter to a Californian firm that utilizes Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs) to manufacture nasal spray products. The FDA criticises the lack of a quality unit (QU), an insufficient investigation into microbial contamination and an inadequate stability program.

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26.04.22

Product Transfer: Is a Transfer Plan a required GMP Document?

A frequently asked question in courses on product / technology transfer is: Is a transfer plan a required GMP document?

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13.04.22

FDA moves on with Quality Metrics Reporting Program

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is trying to revive its somewhat forgotten Quality Metrics Reporting Program. Now the FDA is asking for specific feedback.

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