16
Feb
Do You Know Your Product’s Impurity Profile - Lachman Blog

Do You Know Your Product’s Impurity Profile?

ICH Q7 refers to the need to establish the impurity profile for an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API): “An impurity profile describing the identified and unidentified impurities present in a typical batch produced by a specific controlled production process should normally be established for each API. The impurity profile should include the identity or some qualitative […]

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06
Feb
Information for the mass

More Info from the AAM Annual Meeting Regulatory and Policy Meeting

During her session yesterday at the AAM Annual Meeting, Iilun Murphy, M.D. provided additional details on the 2023 OGD metrics, indicating that there were 950 ANDAs approved and tentatively approved (782 and 172 approvals, respectively).  Of the approvals, there were 90 first generics, along with 83 generics with Competitive Generic Therapy Designation, and 111 complex […]

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06
Feb
Paper clipboard with text POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.

CARES ACT – 2024 Update – Big News!

Since the implementation of the CARES Act reporting requirement, the question continues to be asked: Is it really a requirement?  The answer is yes, and now it is no longer recommended, but is stated as “should” in the newly published Final version of the Guidance for Industry (GFI) “Reporting Amount of Listed Drugs and Biological […]

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31
Jan

FDA Warns About Yet Another “Fake” Set of Eye Drop Products

Today, the FDA is warning consumers of potentially contaminated copycat eye drops that are unapproved new drugs that “copy the Bausch + Lomb’s Lumify brand eye drops, an over-the-counter product approved for redness relief.” While the FDA notes that it has not received any specific reports of adverse events with the three products named below, […]

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25
Jan
The Court Case That Could Have Implications Beyond Its Borders - Lachman Blog

The Court Case That Could Have Implications Beyond Its Borders

This morning, when I read a Decision and Order issued by the United States Court of Federal Claims regarding a motion that was granted in part, denied in part, and filed on behalf of a pharmaceutical company and the FDA, the hair on the back of my neck stood on end. Now, I must state […]

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16
Jan
Headline shortages

Just When You Thought the Lisdexamfetamine Shortage Was Over, the Capsule Product Takes Another Hit 

Back in August 2023, we reported the approval of a significant number of Lisdexamfetamine ANDAs (here) that we believed would mitigate the ongoing shortage.  Today, however, the FDA reported (here) that Lisdexamfetamine capsule dosage-form products are in trouble again.  On the list of Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate Capsule drug shortages are eleven companies, with only two of […]

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09
Jan
FDA Novel Drug Report for 2023 - Lachman Blog

FDA Novel Drug Report for 2023 Cites 84% First-Cycle Approvals – What about Generic Drugs?

The FDA report Advancing Health Through Innovation: New Drug Therapy Approvals 2023 (here) outlines the progress that the Agency has made on the approval of novel drugs (those “which are for therapies that have not previously been approved in the U.S.”), and provides a number of interesting statistics, so I urge you to read the […]

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27
Dec
Benzene - Lachman Consultants Blog

Direct Final Guidance on Reformulating Drug Products Containing Certain Carbomers Manufactured with Benzene

The FDA’s action is being taken to address a safety issue associated with the need to reformulate drug products that contain carbomers manufactured with benzene. The goal is to expedite and provide a clear and less burdensome path than might otherwise be required under the applicable Scale Up and Post Approval Changes (SUPAC) guidances for […]

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27
Dec
The Eyes Have it - Lachman Consultants Blog

The Eyes Have it!

On December 27, 2023, the FDA released a revised draft version of its October 2023 guidance titled Quality Considerations for Topical Ophthalmic Drug Products: Guidance for Industry. This revised draft, of the same name, outlines most of what was covered in the October draft guidance; however, it does include some clarifications and some additional information. The […]

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