Program Participants Urge The FDA To Adopt Some Pharmaceutical Quality Metrics And Avoid Others
Site-based metrics praised; lot acceptance rates, invalidated OOS rates discouraged. Agency official admits some proposed metrics were “not the best.”
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FDA’s quality metrics initiative emerges from hibernation with a two-part feedback program and a site visit program. The agency plans to collect feedback on quality metrics in certain meetings conducted during the application process – and in a pilot program. Agency staff also plan to visit firms to learn how they use quality metrics.
US FDA touts new evidence that high performance of pharmaceutical manufacturing sites on 10 quality maturity metrics correlates with robust pharmaceutical quality systems, operational excellence and good business. An FDA-funded study by St. Gallen also finds that low performance, on the other hand, correlates with manufacturing problems.
US FDA will establish mandatory quality metrics reporting through a formal rulemaking process that could take years. Meanwhile, a revised draft guidance lays out plans for voluntary quality metrics reporting that could begin by January 2018.