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About rammellel

Records management consultant to the life sciences / pharmaceutical industry

Is Facebook a Validated System?

Well, of course the answer to the question posed in the title is a clear “No”…. at least as far as the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry understands and interprets validation. So why the question? My eye was drawn to an … Continue reading

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Ensure Your Informed Consent Forms Comply With New Requirements

For those sponsors conducting clinical trials that need to comply with FDA regulations, remember that from 7th March 2012 your informed consent documentation must comply with the new 21 CFR § 50.25(c) requirement. This requires the informed consent form to … Continue reading

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GMP Directive (2003/94/EC) to cover active substances?

The European Commission are proposing to extend the scope of Directive 2003/94/EC to cover active substances, including the manufacture of active substances. The intent is to bring cohesion of requirements for active substances and medicinal products. However, since all of … Continue reading

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Is it OK to “manipulate” PDFs to improve records management?

This is a question that I hear posed fairly frequently, I guess as a result of organisations managing electronic records rather than – or in addition to – traditional paper records. A typical scenario is an electronic document received into the … Continue reading

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Certification by a qualified person and batch release – Consultation

A concept paper on revising Annex 16 of the guide to good manufacturing practice: certification by a QP and batch release is currently open for consultation until 31/01/2012 using the following link to the EMA website: http://bit.ly/yTocBW The concept paper … Continue reading

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Are Copies as Acceptable as Original Documents?

This is a question that I seem to be hearing with increasing frequency! I think the reason for this is that an increasing number of companies and organizations are introducing electronic document management systems (EDMS). Where there are hard-copy records … Continue reading

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MHRA Opens Public Consultation on Review of UK Medicines Legislation

On 25th October, the MHRA opened a consultation period of 12 weeks for their review and consolidation of UK legislation pertinent to manufacture and use of medicines. Many requirements relating to the creation, management and retention of medical records are … Continue reading

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