FDA aims to better incentivize quality drug manufacturing in new program
The FDA on Thursday unveiled its latest program to promote quality at drug manufacturing establishments, looking to push companies to go above and beyond the current good manufacturing practice (CGMP) requirements.
The quality management maturity (QMM) program arrives as the US continues to face shortages of common cancer drugs and rely on foreign manufacturers for many of its APIs. Prior research has shown how the root cause for many drug shortages “is the absence of incentives for manufacturers to strive for more than simply meeting CGMP regulations and to develop mature quality management systems,” the FDA said.
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