On July 31, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) published a joint report on their efforts to support the development of and expedite access to breakthrough therapies that address unmet medical needs. In addition to outlining the tools currently available to manufacturers seeking expedited approval of breakthrough
On November 9, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., announced that the agency launched new inspection protocols for aseptic processing of sterile drugs to be used by FDA investigators during surveillance and pre-approval inspections. The protocols were developed through the agency’s New Inspection Protocol Project (the “NIPP”), initially launched in 2014. The NIPP is intended to
On Tuesday, FDA announced the entry of a consent decree of permanent injunction against Keystone Laboratories, Inc. of Memphis, Tennessee for manufacturing OTC hair care and skin care products in violation of Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) requirements and for failing to include required labeling. Under the 24-page decree, a federal court enjoined the defendants,
On Feb 27th, China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) published their inspection reports for the following eight international medical device manufacturers under its Medical Device Good Manufacturing Practice.
Earlier today, FDA announced that it has determined that the regulatory authorities of Austria, Croatia, France, Italy, Malta, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom are “capable of conducting inspections of [pharmaceutical] manufacturing facilities that meet FDA requirements,” and that the Agency will begin relying “on the inspectional data obtained by these eight regulatory agencies” immediately.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the European Medicines Agency (EMA), and the European Commission – DG Sante (DG Sante), signed a new confidentiality commitment which expands the scope of the current confidentiality arrangements that apply to the cooperative law enforcement activities conducted by the regulators. The new confidentiality commitment allows the regulators to share
Continuous manufacturing has often been highlighted by FDA as an exciting technology in the area of pharmaceutical manufacturing, but one that the Agency is still wrapping its head around. Accordingly, on June 22, 2017, FDA announced the availability of a public docket (FDA-2017-N-2697) to collect comments and recommendations on the issue of continuous manufacturing. FDA
On June 2, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced in a letter to device labelers that it will issue a guidance document stating that FDA will exercise its enforcement discretion for the unique device identifier (UDI) compliance date for certain class I devices which are subject to current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) requirements and unclassified devices.
Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final rule amending its regulations governing drug establishment registration and listing requirements for U.S. and foreign firms. Also noteworthy is that the final rule expands FDA’s regulations governing National Drug Codes (NDCs). The final rule is available at 81 Fed. Reg. 60170 (Aug. 31, 2016)
On January 23, 2015, FDA issued its long-awaited guidance document on current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) requirements for combination products. The guidance, entitled “Current Good Manufacturing Practice Requirements for Combination Products,” comes two years after FDA’s January 22, 2013 final rule established specific combination product cGMP regulations (codified in 21 CFR Part 4).
On July 1, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued interim guidance describing the Agency’s expectations for compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) requirements for compounding outsourcing facilities under Section 503B of the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA).
The Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) will hold its “Understanding cGMPs—What Attorneys Need to Know” conference at the Washington, DC office of Hogan Lovells on July 15, 2014. During the conference, which is specifically tailored for lawyers but appropriate for all drugs and biologics stakeholders, attendees will hear from top FDA/CDER Compliance officials, in-house counsel, Hogan Lovells’ lawyers, and others, on how FDA evaluates company compliance with current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) and responds to noncompliance. The conference will highlight recent cGMP developments and provide updates on FDA authority. It will also expand beyond the United States to consider global issues such as import/exports and international inspections.
The D.C. Circuit has issued a ruling that will shape the future development of stem cell therapy in the United States. Through its February 4 decision, the court has broadly upheld FDA’s authority to regulate stem cell therapies as drugs. Thus, any sense that the development of such therapies may be exempt from the pre-market approval
Final Rule on Combination Product cGMP FDA today announced the release of a final rule on current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) for combination products. The rule, which will establish 21 CFR Part 4 – Regulation of Combination Products, is set for publication in the January 22 edition of the Federal Register, and will become effective