FDA’s First Draft Guidance Under DSCSA – What It Tells Us And What It Doesn’t
On June 10th, the long-awaited first draft guidance under the DSCSA was released by the FDA. For those holding high expectations that the guidance would offer specific direction on how to handle suspect/illegitimate products internally, you may come away feeling a little shortchanged. However, in the past, the FDA has come under scrutiny for using guidance to replace rule making, since this requires legislative involvement, so the lack of detail in the draft may be an effort to make room for flexibility that industry felt they weren’t getting before. Whatever the intent, the draft guidance does provide some learning opportunities and also a very subtle call to action. I recently spoke with David Colombo and Dawn Wang with KPMG Life Sciences Advisory to find out what can be learned from this draft and where we go from here.
WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES
Exceeding GMP Of Medical Devices At Each Step In The Production Continuum
Through years, ATL has emerged as a leader in the manufacture of disposable medical devices. ATL is an FDA-registered medical device company whose custom disposable medical components are manufactured and shipped worldwide.
Pharmaceutical Company Cuts Packaging Costs
In tough economic times, First Priority, manufacturer of generic veterinary pharmaceutical products, decided it was time to take a hard look at where they could cut costs without compromising on efficiencies and quality of their products.
A Step-by-Step Guide to Implementing An Effective Track-And-Trace Program
Although a universal standard for pharmaceutical track-and-trace solutions has yet to emerge, the California Board of Pharmacy’s ePedigree requirements are currently driving action in efforts toward implementing serialization to provide supply-chain integrity to the public. At Aphena Pharma Solutions, we have developed a step-by-step process that has helped us establish a very effective track-and-trace program.
Striving For Label Perfection In Clinical Trials
No other labeling process in the pharmaceutical industry is as complex as clinical trial labeling. Clintrak Clinical Labeling Services knows this first hand and has been committed to finding a way to reduce the amount of time and money spent on proofreading in order to improve their process.
3 Tips For Safe, Secure Healthcare Shipping
All businesses need their shipments to go smoothly — nothing damaged, lost or late, and no last-minute surprises. And this is especially true in the healthcare sector, where a shipping mistake can cost not just dollars, but the health of a patient. By FedEx Custom Critical
Ensuring The Headspace Of A Vial Contains A Specific Gas
When confronted with the task of ensuring that the headspace of a vial contains a customer specified gas there are several options available. However if the evacuation of atmospheric gasses and replacement with a specified gas is critical and must be verified, the challenge requires specialized equipment. By Bosch