GMP Regulatory Newsletter: Summary Scan | Week of 5/13/18

Laws, Regulations, Guidance, and Concept Papers

A lite week for new guidance publications:  2 each from FDA and EMA.

Among the non-guidance publications are 2 of particular interest:

  • 1st is a report of the drug approval times in the major health authority jurisdictions (including some nice graphs and figures) published by The Centre for Innovation in Regulatory Science.
  • The 2nd is an FDA report on difficulties in reporting done by IQVIA regarding distribution of some controlled substances.
  • Data integrity is important everywhere.
  • Others are from FDA, EMA, MHRA, and HPRA.

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Enforcement saw only:

  • 2 warning letters to drug manufacturers this week out of a total of 4 that were posted.
  • 1 European report of non-compliance for GDP deficiencies was made available.
  • Recalls identified only 3 firms.
  • Kroger Specialty Pharmacies recalled a total of approximately 67 products this week.
  • 3 unclassified recalls were announced.
  • 2 import alerts in the categories we follow.

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About the Author

Barbara W. Unger is Govzilla’s Quality Expert and Editor-in-Chief of GMP Regulatory Intelligence.  She formed Unger Consulting, Inc. in December 2014 to provide GMP Quality consulting services to the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry.  At Amgen, she led the segment of the Corporate GMP Audit group at Amgen focused on API manufacturers, Quality Systems and Computers.  She developed, implemented and maintained the GMP Regulatory Intelligence program for 8 years at Amgen Inc.  This included surveillance, analysis and communication of GMP related legislation, regulations, guidance and industry compliance enforcement trends.  This was an essential service and tool within the Corporate Audit function.

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