Aurobindo Pharma’s Andhra Pradesh unit gets 3 USFDA observations after inspection

According to USFDA, Form 483 is issued to a firm’s management at the conclusion of an inspection when the investigator has observed any conditions that in its judgement may constitute violations of the Food Drug and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act and related Acts.

Aurobindo Pharma’s Andhra Pradesh unit gets 3 USFDA observations after inspection
In May this year, the pharma major's unit situated at Jedcherla, Hyderabad received Form 483 with six observations from USFDA after an inspection. (File/Representational image)

Aurobindo Pharma on Tuesday said the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has given Form 483 with three observations after inspecting its manufacturing facility at Pydibhimavaram in Andhra Pradesh.

According to USFDA, Form 483 is issued to a firm’s management at the conclusion of an inspection when the investigator has observed any conditions that in its judgement may constitute violations of the Food Drug and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act and related Acts.

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According to a report by news agency PTI, the Pydibhimavaram unit was classified as OAI (official action indicated) on May 17, 2019, and subsequently given a warning letter on June 20, 2019 by the USFDA, Aurobindo Pharma said in a regulatory filing.

Subsequently, the company said it has responded to the warning letter and carried out the committed corrections and the USFDA authorities inspected the facility from July 25 to August 2, 2022.

“At the end of the inspection, we have been issued a Form 483 with three observations and none of these observations are related to data integrity,” Aurobindo Pharma said in a statement on Tuesday.

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The company will respond to the USFDA within the stipulated timeline and work closely with the regulator to address the observations at the earliest, it added. The unit is a non-antibiotic active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturing facility.

In May this year, the pharma major’s unit situated at Jedcherla, Hyderabad received Form 483 with six observations from USFDA after an inspection.

(With inputs from PTI)

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