CDER official offers tips on inspections

February 14, 2006 — /MasterControl/ — Validation of manufacturing processes, handling of deviations, and laboratory operations are the top three areas that FDA investigators scrutinize during GMP inspections, according to a senior regulatory operations officer with the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER).

Q&A Article:

In this question-and-answer article, MasterControl Inc. interviews a CDER official to talk about:

–Most common reasons why pharmaceutical companies receive a Form FDA-483.
–Things that investigators look for in terms of training and training control.
–What investigators look for when evaluating a CAPA system.
–What companies should do to prepare for a GMP inspection.
–What companies should do when they receive a Form FDA-483.
–Top three areas that FDA investigators are trained to focus on during GMP inspections.

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