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 8 December 2017, detailed EU guidelines on good manufacturing practices (“GMP”) for investigational medicinal products for human use were adopted by the European Commission under the EU Clinical Trials Regulation. The document supplements the EU Delegated Regulation adopted in 2017 setting out GMP obligations for investigational medicinal products. The Delegated Regulation establishes a pharmaceutical
The European Commission updated Good Manufacturing Practice requirements for medicinal products.
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)
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has released new good manufacturing practice (GMP) guidance concerning measures intended to ensure data integrity throughout the “data lifecycle” from generation of data, processing, use in decision making, to disposal. The document provides a set of frequently asked questions and answers for companies that process data generated in the process
The UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has published for public consultation a draft guidance on GxP Data Integrity which includes definitions of key terms. The draft Guidance applies to both paper and electronic data in all areas of GxP (good laboratory practice, good clinical practice, good manufacturing practice, good distribution practice and
Earlier today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Draft Guidance addressing a topic affecting the entire pharmaceutical industry—Data Integrity. The guidance, entitled Data Integrity and Compliance with CGMP, Guidance for Industry (Draft Guidance), and styled as a series of questions and answers, is the first guidance document FDA has issued specifically concentrating
On 28 August 2015, the European Commission launched a public consultation on a new Implementing Act on principles and guidelines on good manufacturing practice (“GMP”) for medicinal products for human use. Article 46(f) of the Community Code relating to medicinal products for human use imposes on the holder of a marketing authorisation the obligation to comply
The UK medicines regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), has published new guidance on data integrity in the context of good manufacturing practices (GMP).