Looking forward, it will be increasingly important for pharma companies to employ ingenious strategies to access data already existing in the healthcare environment, moving away from solely building and owning data sets.
CARVER + Shock is a vulnerability assessment tool that can help manufacturers of medicinal products protect their products from deliberate contamination. Originally developed by the U.S. military, the technique can also be applied to raw/starting materials, production, distribution, and commercial and retail sales.
There are over a quarter million active clinical trials registered with the FDA right now, up from just 1 percent of that figure at the turn of the century. It’s a $65 billion industry – clinical trials alone, that is, and it’s only going to get bigger.
Retraining an operator involved in a microbiological excursion is almost always part of the corrective and preventative action (CAPA), yet repeat excursions and deviations due to improper aseptic technique still routinely occur. So, why do some operators still have difficulty executing the task after completing such intensive training programs?
It is critical that companies in the medical device space have comprehensive, well-written, and descriptive procedures not only for documentation, but for assessing the impact of any and all changes, no matter how minor.
Many workplaces are composed of five generations, from traditionalists to Generation Zs. While this can lead to a host of communication, productivity, and other issues, the challenges are perhaps never more apparent than with the introduction and use of new technologies. In fact, this has led some to claim age isn’t the deciding factor when it comes to describing how proficient people are with digital technologies and culture.
Managing complaints and controlling adverse events are critical tasks for a pharmaceutical company. While varying international regulations for adverse event reporting and product complaint handling make it difficult to automate processes and implement SOPs, it is necessary for companies to successfully resolve incidents and continue on a path to innovation.
The guidance looks at what constitutes a manufacturing site change, when a manufacturer should submit a PMA supplement, what documentation should be submitted to the FDA with a site change supplement, and more.
In addition to my career as a pharma industry consultant, I’m a writer. While I don’t claim to be the next Ernest Hemingway, I do consider myself a decent writer. I’ve put in the 10,000 hours of writing Malcolm Gladwell told us it takes to be an expert in his 2008 book, Outliers: The Story of Success. I’ve always had a passion for writing. At 24, I made a serious commitment to become a real “writer.”