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FDA Warns Chinese Manufacturer for GMP, Training Issues By Michael Mezher - Published 15 August 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned Chinese manufacturer Foshan Flying Medical Products for testing and validation issues at its Guangdong, China facility.

Categories: News, China, US, FDA, Compliance, Over the counter drugs

Tags: Warning Letter, GMP

Federal Circuit Dismisses Amgen Appeal on Pfizer's Epogen Biosimilar By Zachary Brennan - Published 10 August 2017

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Thursday dismissed Amgen’s appeal related to a lawsuit over Pfizer’s Epogen (epoetin alfa) biosimilar.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Compliance, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: Epogen, epoetin alfa, complete response letter, Pfizer, Amgen

EMA Reports Rise in Pharmacovigilance Inspections in 2016 By Michael Mezher - Published 08 August 2017

In a report released on Tuesday, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) said the number of pharmacovigilance inspections for centrally authorized products rose in 2016, mainly driven by an increase in routine inspections carried out under national inspection programs.

Categories: News, Europe, EMA, Biologics and biotechnology, Compliance, Drugs, Postmarket surveillance

Tags: Pharmacovigilance, Pharmacovigilance Inspections

FDA Offers Guidance on Final Rule for Antiseptic Washes By Zachary Brennan - Published 31 July 2017

As new risk information prompted the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reevaluate the data needed for classifying certain antiseptic washes, FDA published new guidance last week to help small businesses better understand and comply with the final rule establishing that certain active ingredients, including triclosan and triclocarbon, used in over-the-counter (OTC) antiseptic washes are not generally recognized as safe and effective (GRASE).

Categories: News, US, FDA, Compliance, Drugs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: GRASE, antiseptic washes, triclosan, triclocarban

FDA Warns Italian Drugmaker for GMP Violations By Michael Mezher - Published 31 July 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier this month warned Italian ophthalmic drugmaker Tubilux Pharma for manufacturing and testing issues at its facility in Rome, Italy.

Categories: News, Europe, US, FDA, Compliance, Drugs, Manufacturing

Tags: Warning Letter

FDA Finalizes GDUFA Q&A Guidance By Michael Mezher - Published 25 July 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday finalized the second part of its question and answers guidance on issues related to the Generic Drug User Fee Amendments (GDUFA), including self-identification requirements, generic drug reviews, and inspections and compliance issues.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Compliance, Generic drugs, Submission and registration

Tags: Guidance, GDUFA, Abbreviated New Drug Application, Self-Identification

FDA Inspections and Outcomes for Oral Solid Dosage (OSD) Manufacturing Facilities By Sharry Arora - Published 14 July 2017

The article discusses various types of current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) inspections conducted by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at oral solid dosage forms manufacturing facilities. It also elaborates on types of inspections, approaches to investigations, limitations of these inspections and major inspection outcomes in the event of deficiencies, including 483s, Warning Letters and Establishment Investigation Reports (EIRs).

Categories: Features, US, FDA, Compliance, Drugs, Manufacturing

Tags: Oral Solid Dosage, OSD, Inspections

Endo Pulls Opioid From US Market at FDA's Request By Zachary Brennan - Published 06 July 2017

Endo International announced Thursday that it will comply with the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) request remove its opioid Opana ER (oxymorphone hydrochloride extended release) from the US market.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Compliance, Crisis management, Drugs, Product withdrawl and retirement

Tags: Endo, Opana ER, opioids, opioid crisis

ABPI Extends Astellas UK Suspension for 12 More Months By Zachary Brennan - Published 28 June 2017

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) has announced that Astellas UK’s suspension as a member company has been extended for 12 more months as recent cases have shown a "lamentable lack of concern for patient safety."

Categories: News, Europe, Compliance, Crisis management, Ethics

Tags: ABPI, Astellas, prescribing information

FDA Revises Draft Guidance on Medical Gases By Michael Mezher - Published 28 June 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday issued a revised draft guidance detailing the current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) requirements for medical gases, superseding an earlier draft guidance from 2003.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Compliance, Distribution, Labeling, Manufacturing

Tags: Medical Gas

FDA Warns Chinese API Maker for Data Integrity Issues By Michael Mezher - Published 21 June 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday released a warning letter sent to active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) maker Qinhuangdao Zizhu Pharmaceutical for data integrity issues uncovered during an inspection of its Hebei province facility late last year.

Categories: News, China, US, FDA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, Compliance, Drugs, Manufacturing

Tags: Data Integrity

Application of EU Clinical Trial Regulation Delayed to 2019 By Zachary Brennan - Published 16 June 2017

The European Medicines Agency’s management board said that due to technical difficulties with the development of IT systems, the application of the clinical trial regulation has to be postponed.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, Clinical, Compliance, Government affairs

Tags: EMA clinical trial regulation, clinical trial regs, EMA portal

BIO, PhRMA and Others Urge Further FDA Clarity on Drug Compounding By Zachary Brennan - Published 14 June 2017

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), Pew Charitable Trusts and other groups earlier this week sent letters to the House and Senate urging further support for FDA oversight of drug compounders and enforcement of the 2013 Drug Quality and Security Act. 

Categories: News, US, FDA, Compliance, Drugs, Government affairs

Tags: drug compounding, PhRMA, BIO, Pew Charitable Trusts, DQSA

EMA Offers Draft Guideline on Serious Breaches of Clinical Trial Regulations By Zachary Brennan - Published 23 May 2017

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Tuesday opened for public consultation a new guideline on serious breaches of clinical trial regulations or clinical trial protocols.

Categories: News, Europe, EMA, Clinical, Compliance, Government affairs, Research and development

Tags: clinical trial regulations, EMA guideline

FDA Launches New ORA Structure to Align Inspections With Expertise By Michael Mezher - Published 15 May 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday released details on the structure of its newly realigned Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA).

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Compliance, Drugs, Medical Devices

Tags: Program Alignment, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Inspections

EMA Report on 2016: 27 New Drugs, New Priority Scheme, Trial Transparency By Zachary Brennan - Published 10 May 2017

With the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) departure from London and loss of UK expertise (about 60 of the 897 EMA staffers are from the UK) looking more likely, the agency on Wednesday released a report outlining its successes from 2016, when 27 new medicines were authorized and several new programs took shape.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, Biologics and biotechnology, Clinical, Compliance, Drugs, Government affairs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: PRIME, Brexit, EMA in 2016

FDA Warns Lonza’s Class II Device Manufacturing Site By Zachary Brennan - Published 09 May 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday released a warning letter sent 21 April to Lonza’s contract manufacturing site for Class II devices in Walkersville, MD.

Categories: News, US, CDRH, Biologics and biotechnology, Compliance, Crisis management, Manufacturing, Medical Devices, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: Lonza, medical device manufacturing, FDA warning letter

Significant Safety Events Found in a Third of FDA-Approved Drugs, Study Finds By Zachary Brennan - Published 09 May 2017

Among 222 novel therapeutics approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from 2001 through 2010, 32% were affected by a postmarket safety event, according to a study published in JAMA on Tuesday.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Compliance, Crisis management, Drugs, Product withdrawl and retirement, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: adverse events, significant safety events, postmarket studies

FDA Warns Indian Firm for Impeding Inspection By Michael Mezher - Published 09 May 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in April warned Indian pharmaceutical manufacturing company Vikshara Trading & Investments Ltd for attempting to avoid an inspection by pretending its employees were on strike and for poor conditions inside its facility.

Categories: News, India, US, FDA, Compliance, Drugs, Manufacturing

Tags: Inspection, Warning Letter

Regulatory Harmonization Initiatives By Mukesh Kumar, RAC, Eliane Barras, MSc, Lewis Lau, RAC - Published 09 May 2017

This article provides an overview of global regulatory harmonization initiatives and addresses how various regulatory and other organizations are working toward improving access to medicinal products, such as pharmaceuticals and medical devices, and increasing quality through internationally harmonized inspection standards.

Categories: Features, Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East, Oceania, US, APEC, GHTF, ICH, IMDRF, ISO, OECD, WHO, Biologics and biotechnology, Compliance, Drugs, Medical Devices

Tags: Harmonization

EMA to Continue to Allow Patient Involvement in CHMP Meetings By Zachary Brennan - Published 08 May 2017

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said Monday that it will continue to allow patients to offer viewpoints during the assessments of the benefits and risks of medicines before EMA’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP).

Categories: News, Europe, EMA, Biologics and biotechnology, Compliance, Drugs, Due Diligence, Government affairs

Tags: patient perspective, CHMP, benefits and risks of medicines

FDA Official Highlights Foreign Supply Chain Challenges By Michael Mezher - Published 05 May 2017

Drugmakers should be mindful of the risks involved with relying on foreign manufacturers as part of their supply chain, said Thomas Cosgrove, director of the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Office of Manufacturing Quality within the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.

Categories: News, US, FDA, Compliance, Drugs, Manufacturing, Submission and registration

Tags: Office of Manufacturing Quality, Foreign Inspections, Supply Chain

EMA to Pharma Companies: Prepare for UK to EU Shift By Zachary Brennan - Published 02 May 2017

Setting the stage for a likely exodus from the UK for pharmaceutical manufacturers and staff, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Tuesday notified marketing authorization holders (MAHs) that for centrally authorized products, EU law requires them to be established in the EU or European Economic Area, which includes Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

Categories: News, Europe, EC, EMA, MHRA, Biologics and biotechnology, Compliance, Drugs, Regulatory intelligence, Regulatory strategy

Tags: Brexit, pharmaceutical companies in UK, MAHs in UK

New FDA Warning Letter, Form 483 for Two Indian Companies By Michael Mezher - Published 02 May 2017

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in April warned Indian active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) maker Sal Pharma and handed an inspection report with six observations to major generic drugmaker Aurobindo Pharma.

Categories: News, India, US, FDA, Active pharmaceutical ingredients, Compliance, Manufacturing

Tags: Warning Letter, Form 483

US Supreme Court to Consider Biosimilar Patent Process Next Week By Zachary Brennan - Published 20 April 2017

The highest court in the US next Wednesday will take up a fight over the so-called biosimilar "patent dance" and whether biosimilar companies have to notify reference product sponsors of the impending marketing of a new product, likely leading to a decision with ramifications for all subsequent biosimilars approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Categories: News, US, FDA, Biologics and biotechnology, Compliance, Ethics, Government affairs

Tags: biosimilars, Amgen, Sandoz, patents