Recently, the CMDh has added a recommendation for the classification of a proposed packaging change to the list of unforeseen variations ("Article 5 Recommendations"). What is the recommended category for a change of the “total thickness” for a blister foil?
EDQM updates List of available Reference Standards
Also in March, the list of available reference standards, which comprises more than 3.000 substances, was revised - and the resulting changes, innovations and updates were listed in the newsroom of the EDQM website.
Following the previously published Ph. Eur drafts for COC / COP, a new Ph. Eur. chapter 3.1.18. Styrene block copolymers for containers and closures for parenteral preparations and ophthalmic preparations has been proposed in Pharmeuropa.
EDQM Survey: TOC to replace Test for oxidisable Substances in Sterile WFI
The EDQM has launched a survey on whether the test for oxidisable substances for sterilised water for injection (Sterile WFI) in the European Pharmacopoeia should be changed to a test for total organic carbon (TOC). Read more.
Due to the Corona pandemic and the resulting changes in working conditions, a new type of inspection was needed in addition to classical on site inspections of API manufacturing facilities and paper-based GMP assessments. For this purpose, the pilot project for so-called "Real-Time Remote Inspections (RTEMIS)" was created.
MHRA GCP Inspector´s Experience during the COVID-19 Pandemic
The MHRA GCP Inspectors provided insight in their experience during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Although they have their limitations, remote GCP inspections have proven to be very effective and critical findings have been identified.
The EMA published the Annual report of the Good Clinical Practice Inspectors’ Working Group (GCP IWG) containing examples of findings observed during recent GCP inspections. In addition, the 3-year work plan for the GCP IWG has been released.