Biocon gets Form 483 observations for API plant

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a Form 483 with five observations for Biocon’s API Manufacturing facility. Form 483 observations are issued when US FDA inspectors notice shortcomings in a company’s manufacturing processes, data storage and so on during an inspection. The company has to address the issues raised in the Form 483 […]

Alembic gets two observations for Karkhadi plant

Alembic Pharmaceuticals, one of India’s biggest drug makers, received two observations from US FDA officials who inspected its plant at Karkhadi in Gujarat. Observations, given in Form 483, indicate that the inspectors were not fully satisfied with what they found during the visit. In a Form 483, the FDA typically outlines conditions or practices at […]

Natco Pharma seeks nod for generic copy of Taiho’s cancer drug Lonsurf

India-based Natco Pharma has filed an application with the US Food and Drug Administration seeking permission to market a generic copy of Lonsurf, a drug approved just four years ago to treat colorectal/gastric cancers. The application has been filed with a ‘Paragraph IV’ declaration. Such a declaration essentially states that the filer, Natco, believes that […]

Cadila Healthcare gets US FDA warning letter for Moraiya facility

Cadila Healthcare, one of India’s biggest pharmaceutical companies, said it has received a ‘warning letter’ from the US Food and Drug Administration relating to its Moraiya formulations facility in Gujarat. The Moraiya facility is the company’s largest plant that makes tablets and injectables and is estimated to contribute about 40-50% of its U.S. exports. Shares […]

Cadila Healthcare Moraiya plant could face FDA action

Cadila Healthcare today said that the US FDA has classified its Moraiya factory near Ahmedabad as ‘official action indicated’ or OAI. OAI is one of the three types of classification that a plant inspection report is put under after an FDA inspection. The three classifications are ‘no action indicated’, ‘voluntary action indicated’ and ‘official action […]

Lupin’s Aurangabad plant passes USFDA inspection

Pharma manufacturer Lupin said its Aurangabad factory has successfully obtained an Establishment Inspection Report (EIR) from the US FDA for its May inspection. The receipt of an EIR signifies the successful closing of the inspection as far as the company is concerned. Lupin’s Aurangabad facility is involved in the manufacture of Oral Solid Dosage, Oral […]

Caplin Point Labs Chennai plant passes USFDA checks

Caplin Point Laboratories said it has received an Establishment Inspection Report (EIR) from the US FDA for a recently concluded inspection at the manufacturing plan run by its unit Caplin Steriles Limited. “This was the third successful US FDA audit at the plant since 2016,” the company said, referring to the June inspection. An EIR […]

Glenmark gets tentative US approval for Mylan’s acne cream

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals said it received tentative approval from the United States Food & Drug Administration for a generic version of Mylan Pharma’s acne cream Evoclin. According to IQVIATM sales data, the EVOCLIN Foam 1% has sales of $17.0 million per year in the US. EVOCLIN Foam is indicated for topical application in the treatment of […]

Caplin Point Labs gets 2 observations from US FDA for Chennai plant

Pharmaceuticals maker Caplin Point Laboratories said the US FDA has completed inspection of its Sterile Injectable manufacturing facility at Gummidipoondi in Chennai and issued two observations. The good manufacturing process inspection was done between June 6th and 14th. “The Company believes these to be of procedural in nature and the corrective and preventive actions for […]

Natco Pharma’s Kothur facility receives 9 observations from USFDA

Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical company Natco Pharmaceuticals said United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) issued nine observations after an inspection at Natco’s formulation facility in Kothur, Hyderabad. Natco said it believes that most of the observations were ‘procedural’ in nature and not pertaining to data integrity. Natco said that it will address the USFDA observation within […]

Alembic Pharmaceuticals gets USFDA nod for Parkinson’s drug

Pharmaceutical manufacturer Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd said it received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for the sales of a therapeutic equivalent of Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp’s Sinemet Carbidopa/Levodopa sustained release tablets in the US market. Carbidopa and Levodopa Extended-Release tablets are used to treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and Parkinson’s-like […]

Indoco Remedies’ Goa facility receives four observations from USFDA

Mumbai-based pharmaceutical company Indoco Remedies said that the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA)  issued four observations after its inspection at Indoco’s sterile manufacturing facility in Verna, Goa. The facility at Verna mainly manufactures ophthalmics and injectables for ophthalmic preparations. Apart from USFDA, the facility has also been approved by the Medicines Control Council […]

Zydus Cadila’s manufacturing facilities in US receives 11 observations from FDA

Pharmaceutical manufacturer Zydus Cadila said that the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) issued 11 observations after inspections at two of the manufacturing facilities of Nesher Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Zydus’ US arm. Both the facilities are located at St Louis, United States. issuing of observations indicate that the inspectors did not find everything […]

Zydus Cadila gets USFDA nod for stomach infection drug

Pharmaceutical manufacturer Zydus Cadila said that it received final approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for the sales of a generic equivalent of Nexium Delayed-Release capsules manufactured by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries. Esomeprazole, which belongs to a class of medicines called proton pump inhibitors, works by reducing the the amount of acid […]

Lupin launches asthma drug in the US

Pharmaceutical major Lupin said it launched the asthma drug Budesonide Inhalation Suspension ampules in the US market.   Budesonide Inhalation Suspension ampules are a generic equivalent of Pulmicort Respules Inhalation Suspension drugs of UK-based pharma firm AstraZeneca. Budesonide Inhalation Suspension ampules had annual sales of approximately USD 385.4 million in the US. Budesonide is used […]

Alembic Pharmaceuticals gets USFDA nod for overactive bladder treatment drug

Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd said it received final approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration for the sales of a therapeutic equivalent of Vesicare tablets manufactured by Astellas Pharma US, Inc. Solifenacin Succin tablets are used for the treatment of overactive bladders. Solifenacin pills improve the patient’s ability to control urination by relaxing the […]

Dr Reddy’s launches Daptomycin antibiotic in US

Pharmaceutical firm Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd said it has launched Daptomycin antibiotic in the US market. Daptomycin is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat certain blood infections or serious skin infections caused by bacteria. It belongs to a class of medications called cyclic lipopeptide antibiotics. Daptomycin is marketed in the United […]

Lupin receives EIR for Pharmacovigilance Inspection from USFDA

Pharmaceutical major Lupin said that the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has given it an Establishment Inspection Report (EIR) for its Mumbai-based global  pharmacovigilance group, Drug Safety & Risk Management (DSRM). Pharmacovigilance, also known as drug safety, is the science relating to the collection, detection, assessment, monitoring and prevention of adverse effects with […]

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals gets USFDA nod for sales of stomach relief capsules

Mumbai-based pharmaceutical firm Glenmark Pharmaceuticals said it received final approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for sales of a generic equivalent of AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals’ Nexium-Delayed Release capsules. Esomeprazole magnesium capsules are used to treat certain stomach and esophagus problems such as acid reflux and ulcers. It relieves symptoms such as heartburn, […]