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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

GMP VIOLATIONS | Inappropriate written procedures | Failed to control rejected in-process materials | Failed to establish laboratory controls












The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspected a major drug manufacturing facility, Hospira Inc., a Pfizer Company at 1776 Centennial Drive, McPherson, Kansas, from May 16 to June 8, 2016.
This warning letter summarizes significant violations of current good manufacturing practice (CGMP) regulations for finished pharmaceuticals. See 21 CFR, parts 210 and 211.


During inspection, FDA investigators observed specific violations including, but not limited to, the following.
1. Your firm failed to thoroughly investigate any unexplained discrepancy or failure of a batch or any of its components to meet any of its specifications, whether or not the batch has already been distributed (21 CFR 211.192).
During our inspection, we reviewed reports from multiple investigations that you conducted into complaints regarding the presence of visible particulates in several of your sterile injectable products. The presence of visible particulates in sterile injectable products is an indication of a significant loss of control in your manufacturing process and represents a severe risk of harm to patients. We documented that your investigations into these product quality defects were inadequate and failed to spur appropriate corrective actions and preventive actions.

2.Your firm failed to establish valid in-process specifications (21 CFR 211.110(b)).


3.Your firm failed to follow appropriate written procedures that are designed to prevent microbiological contamination of drug products purporting to be sterile, and that include validation of all aseptic and sterilization processes (21 CFR 211.113(b)).


4.    Your firm failed to control rejected in-process materials under a quarantine system, to prevent their use in manufacturing or processing operations for which they are unsuitable (21 CFR 211.110(d)).

 5. Your firm failed to establish laboratory controls that include scientifically sound and appropriate specifications, standards, sampling plans, and test procedures designed to assure that components, drug product containers, closures, in-process materials, labeling, and drug products conform to appropriate standards of identity, strength, quality, and purity (21 CFR 211.160(b)).


Source: FDA 
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