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Improving Investigations: An Inspector’s Perspective

Facility inspections continue to be on the minds of both drug manufacturers and regulators. Over the past year, we’ve discussed the challenges surrounding inspections in our Maintaining Quality and Supply…

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Update on Regulatory Guidance for Facility Inspections

During the initial outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, travel and social distancing restrictions had a significant impact on regulatory inspections. In March of 2020, hands-off policies quickly became the new…

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The Need for Speed: Drug Development, Trials & Regulatory Pathways Accelerate in the Wake of COVID-19

For drug makers, speed has always mattered. Every day a drug is delayed on the path to market costs pharma companies millions of dollars. Delays can also lead to the…

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Looking for an API Supplier? 5 Things to Consider (Updated)

Seven years ago – in March of 2013 – we published a blog post on 5 Things to Consider When Looking for an API Supplier. Because seven human years equals…

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On-Site Pharma Audits During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis

The outbreak of COVID-19 has significantly impacted physical visits to drug manufacturing facilities. This raises a number of challenges, since many regulations — especially those relating to inspections — weren’t written with…

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ICH Q12 is here. What Does it Mean for Pharma?

The International Council for Harmonisation (ICH) is an organization which brings together the pharmaceutical industry and regulatory authorities to improve the synchronization of industry regulations. The organization’s ultimate goal is…

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What the Revised FDA CDER SSM Really Means

Confused by the new FDA CDER Site Selection Model? Here’s what you need to know. CDER – the U.S. FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research which regulates over-the-counter and…

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Drug Manufacturing: Implications of the U.S. – E.U. Mutual Recognition Agreement

In July, the United States and European Union finalized a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) for drug manufacturing inspections. Both parties have now fully implemented the MRA for specific therapeutics in…

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