03
Dec

The Importance of Hypothesis Testing During Investigations

Paul Mason, PhD, Lachman Consultants, wrote a recent article for Contract Pharma discussing why it is critical to have controls in place during out-of-specification investigations to provide quality assurance. Here is a brief excerpt from the article: “While being audited by government health agencies, it can be expected that quality investigations will be reviewed since […]

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22
Oct
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Understanding Risk as It Applies to Data Integrity

The PDA published Technical Report 84, Introducing Data Integrity Requirements into Manufacturing and Packaging Operations (here), which reaffirms that Data Integrity is not only a concern for the laboratory but for any aspect of the pharmaceutical industry where data/records are generated and handled.  There are excellent tools within the document as it applies to the […]

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10
Feb
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The Importance of Sampling Plans for Uniformity of Dosage Testing

Numerous health authorities have cited companies for inadequate sampling plans of finished drug products. A recent 483 issued to a finished drug‑product firm specifically mentions the firm’s lack of a scientifically sound statistical sampling plan during production of all strengths of its drug product.  The FDA also mentions that this firm uses content uniformity results […]

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08
Jan

The Role of Risk Assessment within Data Integrity

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a draft guidance document titled “Guideline on Data Integrity” (October 2019) and within the document there is the statement: “Quality risk management (QRM), control strategies and sound scientific principles are required to mitigate such (Data Integrity) risks” and then further it states: “application of QRM with identification of all […]

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