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How Much Does the Clear Out of the Backlog Really Impact Approvals?

Reading Derrick Gingery’s article “ANDA Approval Records Will End As U.S. FDA Mops Up Backlog” (here) in today’s Pink Sheet about Dr. Woodcock’s contention that the clearance or “mop up” of the backlog will impact the number of generic drug approvals, I was somewhat stopped in my tracks.  Granted, the backlog of old applications did contribute to the number of approvals but,

Novel Excipients – FDA Evaluates a Novel Program

Excipients are components used and intentionally added to a drug product with no expectation that they will have a therapeutic effect.  A novel excipient is one that has never been used and “reviewed in an FDA approved drug product or does not have an established use in foods”.  Since the beginning of time, the Agency has struggled with evaluation of novel excipients in INDs,

November 2019 ANDA Approvals Looks Like Another Slow Month

As of the postings both on the FDA daily approvals list (here) and the FDA All Approvals List (here), the morning of December 3, 2019 OGD lists 49 full approval actions and 8 tentative approval actions for a total of 57 approval actions for month two of FY 2020. 

Hope at This Time of Giving Thanks

Just look around, watch the television, read the newspaper, and what do you see?  Seems like very few reasons to be thankful.  School and workplace shootings, the political scene is as nasty as I ever remember in my 70 years on earth.  Climate change is threatening the future of our children, and the environmental controls have been set back 50 years as the oceans continue to rise,

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John Darby, new Senior Director in the Compliance practice at Lachman Consultant Services, Inc.

We are pleased to announce that John Darby has accepted the position of Senior Director at Lachman Consultants, effective December 2, 2019.

Mr. Darby is a goal directed, results-focused executive professional with a strong, global background in quality assurance, compliance, audits, training, and remediation. His 18 years of experience and keen insight contribute to his ability to identify issues and form innovative solutions and strategies for continued success.

Lachman Consultants’ Team Teaches Young Professionals How Properly Preparing For and Addressing FDA Form 483 Ultimately Helps Save Patient’s Lives

(Westbury, NY – November 2019) Spanning approximately 120 minutes, part of the executive team from Lachman Consultant Services, Inc. (“Lachman Consultants”) guided 45 young professional engineers and chemists through an introduction to current Good Manufacturing Practices (“cGMP”) during ISPE’s 2019 Annual Meeting. As a leading provider of expert compliance, regulatory affairs and technical services to life sciences clients worldwide,