In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, FDA released guidance on March 14, 2020 allowing state licensed pharmacies, compounders, and certain federal facilities (referred to collectively as compounders) to manufacture hand sanitizers. In this guidance, FDA indicated that they are aware of people making their own sanitizers due to the shortage of sanitizers on the market, […]
Just look around, watch the television, read the newspaper, and what do you see? Seems like very few reasons to be thankful. School and workplace shootings, the political scene is as nasty as I ever remember in my 70 years on earth. Climate change is threatening the future of our children, and the environmental controls […]
In his article “Endo comes out on top in its fight with FDA and bulk compounder” published in Fierce Pharma (here), Eric Palmer has pointed to a potentially precedent-setting decision that may have further implications for the outsourcing compounding community. The FDA has a long-standing policy regarding the marketing of unapproved drugs after the first […]
Could the Compounding Responsibility Move to CDER’s Office of Compliance Signal Increased Enforcement Priorities?
We love reading other regulatory pieces, and particularly liked the one written by Regulatory Focus’ Michael Mezher (here) concerning the “agency plans to “institutionalize” its compounding regulatory program within the center’s Office of Compliance.” While this may provide a better focus for the FDA to coordinate efforts through CDER resources, it could also mean a […]