Tag Archive for Auditing

Part 11 Password Safeguards: What’s Really Required?

Q: My question concerns the requirement for Part 11 password safeguards (Part 11.300(d)) that prevent unauthorized use of passwords or identification codes. We’ve always considered the “detect and report” portion of this requirement to include logging unsuccessful attempts and then reviewing those…

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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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