Updated on 14 May 2014
FDA insists Indian companies adopt quality culture
Singapore: "Make quality the top priority," was the clear message from the FDA officials to Indian Pharma companies. A two day meeting, conducted by the Central Drug Standards Organisation (CDSCO) and Indian Pharmacetical alliance (IPA), was held in Hyderabad on May 5, followed by workshops in Goa, Ahmedabad, and Chandigarh for the Indian drug industry and the regulators from CDSCO.
The meeting and workshops that marked the beginning of a one-on-one discussion with the FDA, saw huge participation from the industry. Leslie Ball, Assistant Commissioner and Deputy Director, Office of International Program at the FDA said that the workshop was an excellent opportunity to for the FDA to put forth their expectations and receive feedbacks. She further said that the companies must have quality culture and should be doing what they say, saying what they do and seek improvement.
Since the beginning of last year, there's been a spike in "violations" at India-based drug plants, according to data from FDA's Centre for Drug Evaluation and Research, the US drug sSingapore: In its latest word on Indian drug makers, the US top drug regulatory agency, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said that the industry needs to continuously upgrade and strengthen their facilities to uphold quality and safety of pharmaceutical products.