GMP Auditing Articles and News
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In this article we explore the controls needed to both approve Pharma suppliers and to control the purchasing of materials from them
We successfully delivered our highly praised GMP Auditor/ lead Auditor training course in Osaka, Japan, for the third time a few weeks ago. The course will be presented again in Osaka next year in early March 2020
Most of you will already have a QMS that has already been designed so the contents of this video will help you to consider how you can evolve an existing QMS to cope with new regulatory requirements, QMS ideas and business pressures. In this video we begin to examine...
An audit report is an essential part of the audit and this article lists the key items that you should ensure are in your audit report contents.
A Quality Manual is a very useful document that not only gives guidance and direction to an organisation’s own personnel, but gives a potential customer, inspector or auditor an appreciation of an organisation from the outside. If designed well it can be used as a tool to sell an organisation, to show what a positive quality ethos they have and can show how good an organisation is and how seriously it takes its Quality Management System.
As with everything else in life, planning is everything. An audit is much more effective for everyone concerned if the auditor takes a short amount of time to plan the audit correctly. This article incudes a checklistlist of things to include in the planning of any effective audit.
The idea of Management Review meetings has only been a formal GMP requirement for the past 5 years or so. In the many visits that I do to pharmaceutical manufacturing sites I see these done – but rarely done well, which is a real shame. So what are these GMP Management Review meetings, why do we have them, what should be discussed, who should attend and how often should we have them?
If you are working to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) then you will need to audit many of your suppliers. GMP does not really tell you what pharmaceutical supplier standards you should or could use when auditing your suppliers this post lists of all the key standards to use when auditing suppliers including links to all of the key documents and authorities.
In the past few years eight of the nine chapters of EU GMP have been updated. However, Chapter 9 has not been updated at all. This is strange as GMP’s stance on Quality Management System thinking has evolved a lot of the past few years, so surely the requirements for the number one mechanism that you have to evaluate this system should be updated too? Here are my thoughts
The careful and secure control of data and records has become a hot topic at regulatory inspections recently. One reason for this is the increased use of computer systems to hold data in one form or another. Let me give you an example of how keeping data accessible can become problematic with a non-pharmaceutical example from my own childhood.
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