TRENDS & ANALYSIS

EMA Announcements Regarding Nitrosamine and MDRs

The EMA published information on two topics this week addressing changes in due dates and application dates regarding nitrosamine-related risk assessments and implementation of the new Medical Device Regulation (MDR) requirements.

Part 3: MHRA GMP Inspection Deficiencies for 2018

Published in late 2019, MHRA’s 2018 GMP inspection deficiency data spans over 6,000 lines of a spreadsheet. GMP expert Barbara W. Unger evaluated the data and presents a data-dense report of her findings and deficiency trends since 2015.

COVID-19 Pandemic and Your GMP Audit Schedule for 2020

A serious concern of many is the security of their supply chain based on its complexity and global nature. We look at the GMP audit program and some options that may be able to help mitigate risk in this area, as well as explain choices made that may be asked during the next health authority inspection.

Part 2: MHRA GMP Inspection Deficiencies for 2018

Published in late 2019, MHRA’s 2018 GMP inspection deficiency data spans over 6,000 lines of a spreadsheet. GMP expert Barbara W. Unger evaluated the data and presents a data-dense report of her findings and deficiency trends since 2015.

COVID-19 Briefing: Notes from Covington & Burling March 13 Teleconference

On Friday, March 13, 2020 Covington & Burling hosted a Briefing Call titled “COVID-19: Evolving Considerations for the Life Sciences Industry” spearheaded by the firm’s Food, Drug and Device industry practice.  The discussion was wide-ranging and made some important points.  We cover these here.

Part 1: MHRA GMP Inspection Deficiencies for 2018

Published in late 2019, MHRA’s 2018 GMP inspection deficiency data spans over 6,000 lines of a spreadsheet. GMP expert Barbara W. Unger evaluated the data and presents a data-dense report of her findings and deficiency trends since 2015.

The Importance of Monitoring Import Alerts

Firms that thought it wasn’t necessary to monitor import alerts that may have been placed against their suppliers received another lesson from FDA in January that they are wrong.

GMP Compliance for Legacy Products: How to Find and Avoid Potential Quality Issues

FDA-regulated firms face an enormous challenge keeping up with agency priorities and expectations—especially companies that produce older products within an ever-changing regulatory landscape.  While firms continue to manufacture these older products to serve their customers and protect their brand, there are many potential quality compliance issues that can arise.

CDRH Reorganization Takes a Total Product Lifecycle Approach; MDSAP, ISO Adoption, and Collaboration with MDIC Moving Forward

In the third report from December’s FDLI Enforcement, Litigation, and Compliance Conference, CDRH’s Associate Director for Compliance and Quality Erin Keith explains the Center’s completely revamped organization structure that was finalized late last Fall, its progress on international harmonization efforts, and the changing face of its compliance program.

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FDA Warning Letters Week of 3/22/2020: OTC and HCT/P

In the areas we cover, FDA posted three drug GMP warning letters including one sent to a fertility clinic governed by HCT/P regulations.  The other two firms manufacture OTC products.  FDA also posted a warning letter to a firm in Ireland, Carahealth, for distributing unapproved and misbranded products related to coronavirus disease.

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EMA Announcements Regarding Nitrosamine and MDRs

The EMA published information on two topics this week addressing changes in due dates and application dates regarding nitrosamine-related risk assessments and implementation of the new Medical Device Regulation (MDR) requirements.

Read More »

Part 3: MHRA GMP Inspection Deficiencies for 2018

Published in late 2019, MHRA’s 2018 GMP inspection deficiency data spans over 6,000 lines of a spreadsheet. GMP expert Barbara W. Unger evaluated the data and presents a data-dense report of her findings and deficiency trends since 2015.

Read More »