USFDA issues cautioning letter to Cipla for Goa plant

USFDA issues cautioning letter to Cipla for Goa plant


  • Post By : Kumar Jeetendra

  • Source: Microbioz India

  • Date: 20 Mar,2020

The US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has given an admonition letter to sedate major Cipla for damaging current great assembling practice standards at its Goa-based plant. In a letter to organization’s Managing Director and Global CEO Umang Vohra, the USFDA said overseers during September 16-27, 2019, had discovered noteworthy deviations from standard assembling rehearses at Cipla’s Goa (Verna) based plant.
“This warning letter summarises significant violations of current good manufacturing practice (CGMP) regulations for finished pharmaceuticals…because your methods, facilities, or controls for manufacturing, processing, packing, or holding do not conform to CGMP, your drug products are adulterated,” the USFDA said.
The significant violations included company’s failure “to clean, maintain, and, as appropriate for the nature of the drug, sanitise and/or sterilise equipment and utensils at appropriate intervals to prevent malfunctions or contamination that would alter the safety, identity, strength, quality, or purity of the drug,” it added.
The USFDA said the company’s cleaning procedure for non-dedicated equipment, including equipment is inadequate.
“Our investigators observed multiple containing residues of what appeared to be different products inside the exhaust ducts. Analytical testing conducted by your firm on the residues collected from this manufacturing equipment confirmed the presence of multiple active ingredients,” it added.
Besides, the company failed to thoroughly investigate any 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, USFDA noted.
“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,” it added.
The violations cited in this letter are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of violations that exist at the company’s facility, USFDA said.
“You are responsible for investigating and determining the causes of these violations and for preventing their recurrence or the occurrence of other violations,” he added.
Until the sum total of what rectifications have been finished and FDA has affirmed amendments of the infringement and the association’s consistence with CGMP, FDA may retain endorsement of any new applications or enhancements, the USFDA said. What’s more, the organization’s inability to address these infringement may bring about FDA proceeding to reject confirmation of articles produced at the plant into the US, it included. The FDA gave the letter on February 25, and had given the organization 15 days to react.

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