Documents potentially misleading in Aurobindo Pharma’s Unit-VII: US FDA
Several lists of documents requested were either provided as incomplete, inaccurate and or explained with potentially misleading statements through out the inspection," the FDA inspection report said in one of the observations
The US Food and Drug Administration officials who inspected a manufacturing facility of Aurobindo Pharma have observed that several documents, provided during the inspection, were incomplete or inaccurate or potentially misleading.
Aurobindo, on October 7 said it received seven observations from the US health regulator for its unit-7 formulation plant in Telangana. “The responsibilities and procedures applicable to the quality control unit are not fully followed. Several lists of documents requested were either provided as incomplete, inaccurate and or explained with potentially misleading statements through out the inspection,” the FDA inspection report said in one of the observations.
“The corporate quality personnel who answered our questions were later found not to have undergone training on the apparent results investigation SOP,” it said. Equipment and utensils are not cleaned at appropriate intervals to prevent contamination that would alter the safety, identity, strength, quality or purity of the drug product, it’s report further said.
Reacting to the FDA observations, Aurobindo Pharma had earlier said, “The inspection ended with 7 observations. We believe none of the observations are related to data integrity. The Company is confident of addressing these issues within the stipulated timeline.” The FDA conducted a cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practices) inspection at the Unit 7 manufacturing facility from September 19-27 this year.
The FDA recently issued a warning letter to Aurobindo Pharma’s Unit X1 (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) in Srikakulam District of Andhra Pradesh for deviations from CGMP. Aurobindo shares closed at Rs 465.15 piece on BSE down 1.93 per cent.