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Apr
OGD Posts Its Official February 2024 Monthly Statistical Report - Lachman Blog

OGD Posts Its Official February 2024 Monthly Statistical Report

This month we will pat ourselves on the back as we captured the correct number of approval and tentative approval actions in our calculation of the unofficial numbers in our post here. We were more patient when looking at the February data from the daily approval page (which must be pieced together because it only […]

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04
Apr
New Cephalosporin Class Antibiotic Approved by FDA for Three Uses - Lachman Blog

New Cephalosporin Class Antibiotic Approved by FDA for Three Uses

It’s not the big things that you need to worry about; it’s the little things that will kill you! And nothing is truer than that when it comes to microbial bugs that have become resistant to antibiotic therapy! The rise in “Antimicrobial resistance (AMR)—the ability of a microorganism (bacteria, virus, fungi, parasite) to resist the […]

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03
Apr
Quality By Design for Your Training Program - Lachman Blog

Quality By Design for Your Training Program?

For the last several years, there has been a push in the industry to take a systematic approach and design quality into your systems and processes by establishing up front requirements such as QTPP for process validation and ATP for analytical methods. Such an approach provides invaluable benefits to the public whereby, the manufacturer has […]

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02
Apr

Ophthalmic Drug Product PSG Publishes Under Unusual Circumstances 

Today, the FDA published a Product Specific Guidance (PSG) with recommendations for establishing bioequivalence of oxymetazoline hydrochloride ophthalmic solution (here).  As we have all recognized through the publication of numerous other PGSs over the last five years, the Agency is moving to BE waivers to establish sameness of the product as well as meet the […]

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28
Mar

FDA Sets OTC Drug Monograph Facility User Fee Rates for Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 and They Are UP! 

Section 744M of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 379j-72), authorizes the FDA to assess and collect: (1) facility fees from qualifying owners of OTC monograph drug facilities and (2) fees from submitters of qualifying OTC Monograph order requests(OMORs).  OMOR fee rates for Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 were published on September 12, 2023 (see blog post […]

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27
Mar

FDA Warns of Danger for Unapproved Topical Products Containing Lidocaine 

In a press release issued yesterday (here), the FDA warned six companies about topical lidocaine products that can cause serious health effects and are also unapproved new drugs.  The products are recommended for use after certain dermatological procedures “such as microdermabrasion, laser hair removal, tattooing and piercing.”  These products are being marketed at concentrations above […]

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27
Mar

Will you be joining us at the American Biomanufacturing Summit?

You’re invited to visit with Lachman at Booth #47. We hope to see you at the 10th Anniversary American Biomanufacturing Summit, one of the can’t-miss events of the year. It’s taking place on April 10-11, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, San Francisco, CA. The American Biomanufacturing Summit is one of the most senior-level […]

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26
Mar

FDA Lowers the Number of Required BA/BE Reserve Samples in Revised Guidance 

The number of reserve samples required by current regulations has been a sore subject for both NDA and ANDA sponsors as well as testing facilities as the cost and storage requirements for the required reserve samples of both test and reference product was overly burdensome.  Now, after twenty years of concern expressed by the industry, […]

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