The Quality Lowdown: Cadmium, Quality Metrics, Heparin Testing And Continuous Manufacturing
ICH relaxing a new limit for inhaled cadmium in drugs; FDA relaxes timeline for quality metrics site visit invitations; US FDA looks for heparin test to sort the porcine from the bovine and ovine; and universities win FDA grants for research into continuous pharmaceutical manufacturing.
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As Zhejiang Huahai works to rid its valsartan API manufacturing process of NDMA impurity, two competitors also have launched recalls after discovering the probable carcinogen in their valsartan API. Meanwhile, US FDA confronts Huahai over handling of impurities that visited chromatograms in the form of ghost peaks.
The Quality Lowdown: EU/Japan MRA, Field Alerts, Akorn, New Pfizer Plant, And The Answer Is Continuous Manufacturing
Japan and EU expand drug inspection agreement while rebuking Trump on trade; Pfizer invests tax cut in modular plant; FDA commissioner sells continuous manufacturing.