Category Archives: Safety
By Pharm Exec | Published: July 23, 2014
FDA has posted on www.fda.gov a July 19, 2014 press statement from Unique Pharmaceuticals, which reports a voluntary nationwide recall of all sterile drug preparations compounded by the outsourcing facility that have not reached the expiration date listed on the products.
By Jill Wechsler | Published: July 16, 2014
Stakeholders face challenges and benefits from a more secure pharmaceutical supply chain, writes Jill Wechsler. Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, manufacturers and distributors will need to have in place systems able to transmit information on prescription drug movement in the United States from plant, to packagers and various wholesalers and distributors, and ultimately to dispensers. FDA […]
By William Looney | Published: July 1, 2014
Is the FDA doing enough to incorporate the patient perspective in the drug review process? This was the key question considered at a panel of regulatory experts held at last month’s annual BIO International Convention in San Diego. The consensus: while FDA deserves high marks for effort, both in reconciling the diversity of patient organization […]
By Reflector | Published: June 20, 2014
While action is heating up at the international level to tackle counterfeit drugs, Europe is making its own efforts to stop fake medicines from entering the legal supply chain. An improbable cross-sector partnership is struggling to secure support for a pan-European system to keep counterfeits out. It’s improbable because it brings together not only manufacturers, […]
By Pharm Exec | Published: June 13, 2014
The European Medicine Agency’s Pharmacovigilance and Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) has started a review to evaluate the cardiovascular risks with systemic ibuprofen medicines.