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MHRA data integrity guidance: 18 months on

MHRA has produced draft GxP data integrity guidance for industry and we welcome your comments”

Eighteen months have passed since the MHRA published its GMP data integrity guidance. Since then we have seen pharmaceutical industry make significant effort to implement the guidance globally. It has been encouraging to see industry stakeholders and regulatory partners adopting …

Temperature mapping – an introduction.

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Three thermometers with different temperatures

GDP Guidelines Chapter 3.2.1 “An initial temperature mapping exercise should be carried out on the storage area before use, under representative conditions. Temperature monitoring equipment should be located according to the results of the mapping exercise, ensuring that monitoring devices …

PIC/S 2016 - Manchester

PIC/S 2016 Logo

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) UK is honoured to be the host of the 2016 PIC/S Seminar. This is an annual international event attended by both member and non-member authorities of the Pharmaceutical Inspection Co-operation Scheme (PIC/S). …

1st birthday - reflections on the last year of blogging

Birthday cake with one lit candle

A year ago today we launched the MHRA Inspectorate blog.  Now, after 12 months of activity it’s a good time to reflect on where we are and what’s to come.

Qualification of customers, what wholesalers need to know

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Blister pack of mediicnes

In my last post I talked about the importance of ensuring medicines are only obtained from qualified suppliers. Equally important is the obligation distributors have in ensuring that only wholesalers or persons entitled to supply or administer medicines receive medicinal products. …

Refrigerated medicinal products, part 2: Transportation, packing, temperature management, the use of third party couriers and returns – some things to consider

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Refrigerated transportation

This is the second of two blog posts dealing with the management of refrigerated medicinal products and like the first, draws on some of the findings from GDP inspections, references to the EU GDP Guidelines 2013, the Green Guide and …

Good Distribution Practice - Qualification of suppliers, a helpful reminder of the 3 steps needed to assure supply chain integrity

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Front cover of the 2015 Green Guide

We have recently had a number of situations where companies have not understood the obligations placed on them by the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 Regulation 44 (2) and (3) and Good Distribution Practice in relation to qualification of suppliers. In …

Refrigerated medicinal products, part 1: receipt and storage - some things to consider

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Industrial cold store scene

Patient safety is the end objective for manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors and those healthcare professionals administering to patients. This blog is in 2 parts and draws on some of the findings from good distribution practice (GDP) inspections, references to the EU GDP …