16
May

SBIA’s FDA PSG Webinar – OGD Discusses the Dissolution Database 

At the Center for Drug Evaluation & Research (CDER) Small Business Industry Assistance (SBIA) meeting held on April 25th, titled “Facilitating Generic Product Availability Through Product-Specific Guidances (PSGs) for 2024,” the FDA presented some updates regarding the FDA Dissolution Database.  Dr. Leah Falade, Senior Pharmacologist in the Office of Pharmaceutical Quality, CDER, was the presenter in Session 6.  […]

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01
May
Are You Still Using Your Grandma’s Container-Closure Integrity Approach - Lachman Blog

Are You Still Using Your Grandma’s Container-Closure Integrity Approach?

Container Closure Integrity (CCI) testing is a central aspect of contamination control for a product. Contamination control strategy begins with the design, qualification, and validation of a facility, equipment, and processes. Product containers and closures are a crucial element of contamination control. Package integrity is the ability of the package to prevent loss, maintain sterility, […]

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26
Apr
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Q1/Q2 Formulation in Labeling Gets Promoted in New FDA Guidance Addressing Components and Composition in NDA and ANDA Applications

Today, the FDA has published a new draft guidance titled Content and Format of Composition Statement and Corresponding Statement of Ingredients in Labeling in NDAs and ANDA (here) that describes the FDA’s current thinking on consistency of composition statements in NDAs and ANDAs.  It provides a clear and unambiguous requirement to list both the qualitative […]

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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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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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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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18
Mar
FDA Continues Execution of HHS AI Strategy - Lachman Blog

FDA Continues Execution of HHS AI Strategy

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) strategy for artificial intelligence (AI) is clearly continuing in earnest into 2024. This AI strategy states, “HHS divisions will continue to lead in identifying opportunities for mission-driven AI solutions, mitigating risks appropriately, against a shared framework of federal and HHS guidance.” In alignment with this strategy, […]

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12
Mar
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Guidance on Labeling Changes for Approved OTC NDAs/ANDAs Provides AR Reporting Examples

Today, the FDA published a guidance titled “Annual Reportable Labeling Changes for NDAs and ANDAs for Nonprescription Drug Products” (here) that provides advice on the types of changes to OTC NDA and ANDA product labeling that may be submitted in an annual report.  The guidance provides for “minor changes” that may be made but also […]

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12
Mar
What is the new FDA Guidance on Q14 Analytical Procedure Development - Lachman Blog

What is the new FDA Guidance on Q14 Analytical Procedure Development?

On March 7, 2024, the FDA adopted ICH Guideline Q14 Analytical Procedure Development, which became official on November 1, 2023. This guidance complements updated ICH Guideline Q2(R2) Validation of Analytical Procedures, which also became official on November 1, 2023 and was adopted by the FDA on March 6, 2024. The Q14 guidance (here) combines a science- and risk-based approach […]

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07
Mar
Could Benzoyl Peroxide be the Next Nitrosamine Nightmare - Lachman Blog

Could Benzoyl Peroxide be the Next Nitrosamine Nightmare?

Benzoyl Peroxide is the active ingredient in many acne creams, ointments, gels, and combination semi-solid products for the treatment of acne. These products are sold either by prescription or over the counter. Valisure is the same testing lab that uncovered the nitrosamine impurities in Ranitidine products that developed over the expiration dating life of drug […]

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