Data Integrity

26
Apr

By the Numbers – OGD Stats Explained and Other Topics

In today’s SBIA Generic Drug Forum, there were a number of presentations related to generic drug statistical reporting.  As someone who tracks OGD activities somewhat obsessively, these presentations validated many of the observations that I’ve been making in my blog posts on the OGD’s public statistical reporting. The presenters reviewed the types of required and […]

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11
Mar

What Did We Learn from Conducting Clinical Trials During the Pandemic?

The MHRA Good Clinical Practice Symposium was a virtual event this year due to COVID‑19.  More than 800 individuals from over forty countries across the globe attended.  Throughout the three‑day event, speakers provided their perspectives on clinical trials from their roles as inspectors, assessors, and reviewers representing the MHRA, FDA, and Health Canada.  The agenda provided […]

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08
Dec

A Virtual Solution: Lachman Consultants’ Webinar Details Top Strategies & Tools for Remote Auditing and FDA Inspection Preparation

The Coronavirus pandemic has forced organizations worldwide to adjust current business goals and objectives drastically. One priority that hasn’t changed for companies regulated by the FDA is inspection preparedness and compliance. Although this process typically requires working on-site with qualified third-party experts, auditing for FDA inspection preparedness can now occur over a remote connection as […]

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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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14
Sep

Lachman OnCall™ GMP Teleconsulting – When you can’t wait to get going.

When you can’t wait for answers to your GMP questions, it’s time for Lachman OnCall™. Our Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) understand you need advice right away. Lachman’s SMEs have the knowledge, experience, and skills to address your most urgent scientific, technology, and compliance-related questions, such as: “We had to shut down our sterile manufacturing plant […]

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08
Jun

Data Integrity Issues Still Plague Pharmaceutical Manufacturers – Where’s the Beef?

I know that I have written about this issue multiple times (here and here; also search our blog for other data integrity posts) and I guess it is a holdover from my time at FDA and living through the generic drug scandal of the late 1980s, but, come on now, folks, the FDA’s bark seems […]

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01
Jun

Data Integrity: Beyond Electronic Records

Contract Pharma recently published an article written by Timothy Rhines, Ph.D., Director in the Science and Technology Practice of Lachman Consultants. He discusses how to get your data integrity house in order. Here is a brief excerpt from the article: “The global pharmaceutical industry has been grappling with the regulatory agencies’ focus on data integrity […]

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21
Feb
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Data Integrity – Management’s Responsibilities

Since the initial April 2016 draft published, the pharmaceutical industry has been working to toward complying with the FDA guidance on Data Integrity and Compliance With Drug CGMP (here) which was finalized in December 2018.  One passage in the introduction of the guidance has resonated with me: “Management’s involvement in and influence on these strategies […]

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18
Feb
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Out-of-Specification Investigations – Lessons Learned, or Not?

The FDA Guidance for Industry, Investigating Out‑of-Specification (OOS) Test Results for Pharmaceutical Production, was published in October 2006 (here).  The pharmaceutical industry has had about 14 years to learn how to comply to this guidance.  A quick survey of recent Form 483s and Warning Letters would indicate that there is still much to be learned […]

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