Tag Archives: Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients

Mexico at the vanguard with new combination drug

In the past days, COFEPRIS granted approval for the combination drug containing fluticasone furoate and vilanterol, indicated for treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma. Although the product had already been approved in the US by the FDA in … Continue reading

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Argentina: Site Master File now required by ANMAT for national sites

Starting on November 19th, 2o13, sites in Argentina approved by ANMAT to manufacture or package, in own or contract facility, or import or export, both drug products and APIs, have to submit their Site Master Files (SMF) annually. This is … Continue reading

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Brazil: ANVISA bans Lorcaserin (Belviq)

Today ANVISA, the Brazilian health authority with competence on the control of pharmaceutical products and APIs, banned the manufacturing, import, commercialization, manipulation and use of the API Lorcaserin. Lorcaserin is the drug substance of Belviq, an innovative weight-loss product that … Continue reading

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Brazil: Overview of API registration

In Brazil, the health authority (ANVISA) will require that all Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) manufactured in Brazil, imported for manufacturing of drug products, or included in imported finished products, are registered with the agency. This regulation has been put in … Continue reading

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Argentina: checklist for GMP inspections of API facilities

On the 3rd of September 2013, ANMAT (regulatory agency in Argentina) issued a new Disposition establishing the guidelines and checklists that will be used by its inspectors for GMP inspections of sites of manufacturing, elaboration, fractionating, distribution, commercialization, exports and imports … Continue reading

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