FDA Warning Letters – Their Relationship to Drug Shortages

The FDA has become keenly aware within the past several years of the impact that their audits have on the availability of drugs becoming available to the consuming public.  Douglas C. Throckmorton, MD, Deputy Director for Regulatory Affairs, CDER, FDA recently presented at the ISPE meeting on June 4, 2014 where he discussed this and illustrated the “FDA Response to Drug … [Read more...]

IMPORT ALERT FINDING GREATER USAGE WITHIN FDA’S BAG OF “WEAPONS”

GULF PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES (02/23/12), NOBILUS ENT (03/07/12) and LABORATORIOS JALOMA S.A. de C.V. (03/9/12) ALL RECEIVE IMPORT ALERTS WITHIN ONE MONTH AS PART OF THEIR WARNING LETTERS The FDA has recently begun to use within their CDER Warning Letters the following terminology on a frequent basis.  This includes "....until such time as your manufacturing practices are … [Read more...]

WINTAC LIMITED INDIA RECEIVES FDA WARNING LETTER (022312)

CITES ASEPTIC MANUFACTURING FACILITY FOR SIGNIFICANT cGMP VIOLATIONS Specific violations observed during the inspection include, but are not limited, to the following: 1. Your firm has not established or followed appropriate written procedures designed to prevent microbiological contamination of drug products purporting to be sterile. Such procedures shall include validation of … [Read more...]

CHINESE API MANUFACTURING FACILITIES RECEIVE WARNING LETTER (MARCH 30, 2011)

NINGBO SMART PHARMACEUTICAL RELEASE WITH INCOMPLETE C of As Comment The Ningbo Smart Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd, Ningbo China, received an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) audit between October 25-29, 2010.  During this audit, the investigator identified significant deviations from CGMP for the manufacture of APIs. They included: Specific deviations observed during the … [Read more...]