Tuesday, May 19, 2009

China, India loom large on FDA to-do list

FDA The agency conducted 452 overseas inspections last year, with plans to do 566 more in 2009 and 2010, In-Pharma reports.

  1. China boasts 566, the most in the world.
  2. Second-place finisher India has 299.
  3. Third is Canada with 152.

Despite its request for a 19 per cent funding boost in 2010 the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) predicts that the number of foreign inspections will remain the same but import testing will increase significantly.

The agency is also working with its counterparts at the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) and Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) to share the burden of international inspections.

Check in-Pharma Technologist.com to know more in detail

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