Tag Archive for Audit

Internal Audits: Are They Really Necessary? 

Q: Question regarding internal audits: is it acceptable for a manufacturing site to NOT have an established internal audit program? In place of internal audits, the manufacturing site uses the results of external audits conducted by regulatory authorities, standards assessment organizations,…

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Re-Audits: When and Why Should You Conduct Them?

Q: What is industry practice — or more importantly, FDA’s viewpoint — regarding re-audits? Do we need defined and documented criteria for when to conduct re-audits? If so, what would such criteria include? A: My experience is that industry rarely does what is…

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CAPA Data: What Can FDA Request to See?

Q: It’s my understanding that during an FDA audit of a pharmaceutical company, the Agency can request to see CAPA data from internal audits — but if you’re a medical device company, it can’t. Is that correct? Also, can the FDA request to see…

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