GMP News - Quality Assurance

10.08.22

New Ph. Eur. Chapter on Implementation of Pharmacopoeial Procedures

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.

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10.08.22

New Edition of the Technical Guide for the Elaboration of Ph. Eur. Monographs

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.

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03.08.22

FDA expands Remote Regulatory Assessments

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the COVID-19 pandemic, but also beyond it for the asessments of establishments and applications and has published a Draft Guidance for Industry on this.

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03.08.22

Ethanol - an important Active Ingredient for Infection Prevention?

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.

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27.07.22

FDA issues revised draft Guidances for Track and Trace

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.

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27.07.22

FDA Warning Letter: Missing Qualification of Contract Labs for Release

In June 2022, the U.S. FDA issued a Warning Letter tto the Dutch company "Fagron Group B.V." after having inspected their US American site "Fagron Inc." in November 2021.

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20.07.22

FDA Warning Letters for CBD Products used in Farm Animals

The FDA posted several Warning Letters to companies illegally selling cannabidiol products intended for use in food-producing animals due to safety concerns. The agency is taking these steps to protect animals and the safety of the food supply chain.

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13.07.22

The Whistleblower Directive: State of Implementation

In the EU, the so-called EU Whistleblowing Directive was launched in 2019. However, implementation in the Member States is not entirely uniform.

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13.07.22

Serialization - Version 20 of the Q&As on Safety Features

The European Commission published a new version of the Questions & Answers (Q&As) regarding the safety features for medicinal products for human use. Is it allowed to verify the authenticity of the UI when the product is not in physical possession?

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13.07.22

GMP vs GACP: BfArM Makes some Clarifications

The German BfArM now clarified for medical Cannabis Manufacturers: A valid GMP certificate must be included with the drying step.

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06.07.22

EMA Annual Report published

The recently published EMA Annual Report 2021 gives a good overview of the Agency's activities in the first chapter, such as actions related to the management of the COVID 19 pandemic, work related to the scientific evaluation of medicinal products and their monitoring.

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06.07.22

Drug Shortages: EMA asks Companies to register a Single Point of Contact

Marketing authorisation holders should register a central contact point to inform the EMA about the availability of certain critical medicines.

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06.07.22

EDQM: List of Reference Standards Updated

Once again, the list of reference standards, which includes more than 3,000 substances, has been revised and the resulting changes and innovations have been listed in the Newsroom of the EDQM website.

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30.06.22

Benefit-Risk Assessment for Product Quality Evaluation

Before approving an application, the FDA must determine whether the drug product is both safe and effective for use. A new draft guidance describes the FDA principles when conducting product quality-related assessments of CMC information.

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29.06.22

MHRA (UK) now also a full ICH Member

The United Kingdom (UK) becomes a full member of three international associations, including the International Council for Harmonisation ICH.

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