Joanne S. Eglovitch
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Action responds to methanol contamination in hand sanitizers manufactured in Mexico and marketed in the US under numerous brands that followed a loosening standards for the products to drive a swift increase in production and meet surging demand during the coronavirus pandemic.
New import alert category and border testing required after reduced standards put dangerous sanitizers into hands of US consumers.
New COVID-19 Vaccines May Be Accelerated By Using Existing Manufacturing Platforms, US FDA's Marks Says
FDA's CBER director says the development of new COVID-19 vaccines can be accelerated by using manufacturing platforms developed for other types of vaccines, thereby reducing the need for product-specific data.
The USP has launched an initiative to address the nitrosamine crisis by proposing a new general chapter that outlines a set of analytical methods that manufacturers can use to demonstrate their products are free from unsafe levels of these potential carcinogens. The chapter is aligned with the FDA’s guidance on nitrosamine impurities.
Legal experts say any firm distributing products associated with COVID-19 should expect to receive the highest level of scrutiny as the US FDA resumes inspections and uses its enforcement muscle to prohibit companies from making adulterated products, such as hand sanitizers, or making fraudulent claims.
Concerned about another possible nitrosamine scare, the US FDA has sent a warning letter to Mylan focusing on the firm’s failure to control contamination risks of its APIs and inadequate testing of reused solvents.