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What to include in an audit report

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 – what is it and what should it contain?

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.

Planning to perform audits

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.

Ensure your team understand the importance of Data Integrity

Now Available - online Data Integrity training for your team Our 20-minute online Data Integrity training course will ensure your entire team understand the importance of Data Integrity and their...

New EU GMP Directive published

The European Union has published its new Directive for pharmaceutical manufacturing sites that is to replace the existing Directive (Directive 2003/94/EC) for human medicines. From having an initial look at the new Directive, here are a few comments.

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Read our articles on pharmaceutical regulatory developments as well as news about our pharmaceutical training courses. The 5 most recent pharma articles are shown in the slider and the rest are shown in date order below.

Must, Shall and Should – the use of these words in GMP

What is the difference in meaning between these words in the context of GMP?, In this post I explain, using EU GMP as my point of reference, although as you will find out, there are occasions within EU GMP where the incorrect terms have been used.

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Management Review – who, what, where and when?

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?

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Standards to use when auditing suppliers

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.

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EU GMP Chapter 9: Self-Inspection – time for an update?

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

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Data Integrity – why all the fuss?

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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Launch of short on-line GMP course

Now available – a 1-hour on-line course designed to introduce people new to the pharmaceutical industry to the main requirements of Good Manufacturing Practice with versions for Warehouse, Packaging and Manufacturing personnel

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Key GMP personnel and their duties

Some of the most popular articles on our blog are the four we published some four years ago about the duties of key personnel in GMP. For more recent visitors to the blog I thought it might be helpful to remind everyone about this resource.

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