Friday, August 7, 2009

FDA Highlights Agency’s Plans for 2010

The FDA has some interesting plans for 2010. According to FDAnews here are a few highlights of the agency's plans:

  • More than double the number of drug import field examinations
  • 346 new hires for the signature Safer Medical Products initiative
  • A 43 per cent increase in foreign GMP surveillance inspections
  • New field offices in New Delhi, Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico, Costa Rica and other overseas hot-spots, manned by at least 60 staffers

Although XStream is supportive of increased enforcement and inspection, we encourage all commercial members of the pharmaceutical supply chain to increase their screening, verification and authentication of materials and products. Protecting your brand beyond regulatory enforcement is the key to success and avoidance of catastrophic failures within the supply chain.

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