24
Oct

2018 ISPE Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Conference, Managing the Global Pharmaceutical Supply Chain: How Pharmaceutical Quality System (PQS) Ensures Sustainable Compliance, Mumbai, India

In a time that we find ourselves so busy, who has time to attend a conference?  That was my initial thought, but when asked to speak at the conference, it became clear that this would be a unique opportunity to better understand the regulatory landscape while surrounded by members of India pharma and in the […]

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19
Oct
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OGD Off to A Good Start in FY 2019

If the first half of October is any indication of the approval performance of OGD, then we are off to a good start of FY 2019.  The first eleven business days of October 2018 yielded forty-three full approvals and fourteen tentative approvals (TAs), and there are still ten business days left in October.  Two big […]

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16
Oct
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Competitive Generic Therapies – Be Careful, the Clock is Running and Timing is Everything

What does 42 minutes mean for Competitive Generic Therapies (CGT) exclusivity – apparently everything, when FDA approved another product 42 minutes before commercial marketing began for the first approved applicant.  We don’t know for sure if it was 42 minutes (evidence of first commercial distribution) or actually 5 hours and three minutes (when the first […]

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09
Oct
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New Transdermal Guidances Set the Stage for 23 Revisions in Bio Recommendations

Today FDA announced finalizations in two guidance documents for transdermal systems (TDS) one relative to skin adhesion studies (here)  and one related to skin irritation and sensitization studies (here).  The revisions to the previous drafts came after FDA considered a number of industry comments to those drafts. With the finalization of the guidance documents, FDA […]

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08
Oct
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How Current is Your Stability Program?

A quick survey of recent FDA Form 483s shows that firms are struggling to meet FDA expectations for timeliness of stability testing.  During the last twelve months, the FDA has issued at least sixteen Form 483s for observations related to the timeliness of stability sample testing. Neither the current guidance ICH Q1A(R2) “Stability Testing of New […]

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25
Sep
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Me KASA es Su KASA – Long Overdue but Very Welcome

On Thursday (September 20th), the FDA held a meeting of the Pharmaceutical Science and Clinical Pharmacology Advisory Committee to discuss the Agency’s plans for implementation of the Knowledge‑aided Assessment and Structured Application program (KASA).  The FDA presented to the Advisory Committee two primary goals of the KASA program.  On the one hand, it is intended […]

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24
Sep
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Final ANDA Submission Guidance Published Today

The FDA has updated and finalized its guidance “ANDA Submissions – Content and Format”   (here). The 38-page document goes into even more detail than the previous drafts and provides expanded explanations for certain sections and requirements for documents. There is advice for each eCTD section and even an expanded Cover Sheet format suggested in Appendix […]

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