24
Mar

In Times of Crisis, Cyber Threats Increase – Be Wary

As the coronavirus spreads around the globe, unfortunately so do cyber-criminal attacks.  Cyber criminals see this as a golden opportunity to capitalize.  Hackers leverage the panic, confusion, and misinformation to transmit malware, breach computer networks, set up malicious websites, and launch social engineering attacks. Early on in the coronavirus pandemic, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security […]

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18
Feb
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When It Rains, It Pours; Recent Rx-to-OTC Switches

February 14, 2020 could be called a red letter day in the world of Rx-to-OTC switch.  After a long period of drought, FDA announced that they have approved the Rx-to-OTC switch of three prescription drugs. Please see the announcement here.  The three drugs are: Voltaren Arthritis Pain (diclofenac sodium topical gel, 1%) for the temporary […]

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13
Feb
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Looking at the Sentinel

FDA has announced the 12th Annual FDA Sentinel Public Workshop on April 20-21, 2020. (Please go here for the details.)  The Sentinel System is the largest multi site patient safety database in the world, and includes the Active Post-marketing Risk Identification and Analysis (ARIA) system mandated by Congress in the US Food and Drug Administration […]

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06
Feb
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Revisiting the “Novelty” of Novel Excipients

February 3, 2020 was the last day to comment on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) notice in the Federal Register on the Novel Excipient Review Program Proposal; Request for Information and Comments (here), which we reported on in a previous blog post (here).  In this notice, the FDA had proposed a pilot program related […]

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05
Feb
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The “Unwelcome Guest” Spares Metformin

Recently, FDA has posted (here) that Metformin, from several sources, tested by FDA showed that the levels of N-nitroso-dimethylamine (NDMA) in the drug are below the levels of detection (here).  Great news!  NDMA belongs to the nitrosamine family, and is one of the well-known animal carcinogens and a suspected human carcinogen.  The nitrosamines, including NDMA, […]

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11
Nov

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 […]

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06
Nov
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The Answers May be in What Is Not Stated – Drug Substance and Drug Product Manufacturers – Partnering to Improve the Process

An interesting session during the GRx+Biosims conference held in Bethesda on November 4, 2019 addressed Drug Substance and Drug Product Manufacturers – Partnering to Improve the Process.  The presentations from the FDA, as well as industry, acknowledged that the adequacy of drug master files (DMFs) for APIs in one cycle has been a lot more […]

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05
Nov
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Keeping an Eye on The Ultimate Goal – How to Ensure Success In Developing Complex Generics

One of the popular sessions in GRx+Biosims Conference held in Bethesda on November 4, 2019 was about Developing Complex Generic Products – How to Ensure Success. The session involved presentation and discussion by FDA and industry. Both sides agreed that the most important factor in assuring success in the development of complex generic is communication, […]

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