At the beginning at this year, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) published the Work Plan for GMP/GDP (Good Manufacturing Practice/Good Distribution Practice) Inspectors Working Group. This document provides a good overview of the changes upcoming in the GMP/GDP environment - and it might come to a lot of changes. Read more here.
EU-GMP Guide: New Introduction with Clarification of Status of Part III
As mentioned in a previous news, ICH Q9 and ICH Q10 will be adopted as Part III of the EU GMP Guide. In this regard, the EU Commission has revised the Introduction of the EU GMP Guide and clarified he status of the new Part III. Read more.
In-depth analysis of the requirements on the new EU / PIC/S Site Master File
The new EU Site Master File document and the revision of the PIC/S document PE 008 on the creation of a Site Master File implies profound changes for the Site Master Files author. These changes affect every pharmaceutical manufacturer as a Site Master File is the basis for the inspection by a regulatory authority. You can find a detailed comparison between the new EU / PIC/S Site Master File document and the draft of the EC Commission here.
FDA takes action against non-compliant manufacturer
On January 18, 2011 the US FDA obtained permanent injunction against Deltex Pharmaceuticals Inc. FDA has announced just recently that it will take immediate actions if manufacturers fail to comply with cGMP requirements. Read more here.
The U.S. FDA launched a new website called FDA Basics for Industry. On these web pages a lot of information is provided about the FDA, its responsibilities, expectations and regulatory processes. Read more.
EMA publishes two documents on the QP Declaration concerning GMP Compliance of the API
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has published two new draft documents for a template for the QP's declaration concerning GMP compliance of the API used as starting material and verification of its supply chain called "The QP declaration template". Read more.
PIC/S SMF Guide Updated with Quality Management System Requirements
The PIC/S Committee has adopted the revision of the Explanatory Notes for Industry on the Preparation of a Site Master File The main purposes of the revision were the simplification of the document and the implementation of requirements in relation with Quality Management Systems (QMS). Read more.
The EDQM is strengthening its collaboration by signing Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with the National Institute of Food and Drug Safety Evaluation (NIFDS), Korea Food and Drug Administration, and the Chinese National Institute of Food and Drug Control (NIFDC), respectively. Read more.