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Don’t Panic – ANDA Approvals Continue To Roll Along – But A Glitch Might Not Make Them Immediately Visible

I have blogged about a problem with the discrepancy in the official August approval numbers that the FDA issues in its Activities Report of the Generic Drugs Program (FY 2019) Monthly Performance (Report) (here) and those appearing on the FDA daily approval list (here) and the FDA All Approvals list (here).  

Revised 505(q) Petition Guidance Published

This guidance (here) finalizes the draft guidance for industry entitled “Citizen Petitions and Petitions for Stay of Action Subject to Section 505(q) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act” issued in October 2018 and supersedes the Guidance by the same name issued in November 2014.  The guidance document revision is based on comments that were submitted to the Agency after the original draft was introduced in 2018. 

Continuous Manufacturing and its Regulatory Challenge

So, what is the buzz about continuous manufacturing (CM)? What benefits does it bring to the manufacturer and what are the regulatory challenges? The author of this Contract Pharma article, José L. Toro, Ph.D. of Lachman Consultants, discusses the current thinking on the benefits of CM and the regulatory hurdles a manufacturer has to overcome. [...]

Extraneous Chromatographic Peaks – What’s a Lab to Do?

Recently, the United States Pharmacopeia and National Formulary (USP-NF) announced a three-month public consultation period on a proposal to change the approach to impurity reporting thresholds for drug products and drug substance monographs[i].  This activity is part of the USP-NF’s ongoing efforts to ensure that monographs reflect technical advances and current regulatory expectations. 

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Frances Zipp of Lachman Consultants to be Featured Speaker at Annual Medicines for Europe Conference

(Westbury, NY – May 2019) Lachman Consultant Services, Inc. (“Lachman Consultants”), a leading provider of expert compliance, regulatory affairs and technical services to life sciences clients worldwide, will be participating as a Conference Sponsor at the 25th annual Medicines for Europe and IGBA Conference. Entitled “Committing to Global Health – Balancing Access and Sustainability,” this year’s event is focused on generic,

Accomplished Global Pharma Executive Mary Oates Joins Lachman Consultants, Inc. as VP of Compliance Services

(Westbury, NY – April 2, 2019) Fran Zipp, President and CEO of Lachman Consultants, Inc. a leading provider of compliance, regulatory affairs, and technical services to global life sciences organizations, today announced that Mary Oates has joined the firm as Vice President of Compliance Services. In her role, Oates will lead the expert team that comprises Lachman’s Compliance Practice Group,