Why to Initiate a Change Control Request?

Why to Initiate a Change Control Request

 

In this article, you will learn why to initiate a change control request.

The statutory and regulatory requirements about the change control management are established by the FDA in the guidance and regulations.

The Guidance for Industry Quality Systems Approach to Pharmaceutical CGMP Regulations describes the importance of this topic in the following reference: httpss://www.fda.gov/media/71023/download

It is a systematic approach to proposing, evaluating, approving, implementing, and reviewing changes as described in ICH Q10.

  • Reason number 1 is because the GMP and the QSR mandate to establish a change control management system.
  • The reason number 2 is because a change control document approved by the management before been implemented is a “Liability Insurance” for the employees and persons working in such implementation initiative in case the results are not favorable, some unexpected problem is found or an inconvenient arise after implementing the change.
  • The reason number 3 is because it serves as a historic logbook of all changes in the chronologic order to evaluate, investigate, correlate, and document how were the parameters and conditions previously. It may support the preventive maintenance schedules and actions based on the historical behavior of some processes and systems during its life cycle.

Consequences to not initiate or not perform an adequate Change Control on-time?

Failure to adhere to proper Change Control handling is considered a violation of US Federal regulations on good manufacturing practices. As a consequence, medicine or medical device can be termed as adulterated or substandard if the company has failed to implement, record, and analyze the outcome of a change, and failed to design and implement an effective change control.  In some cases, it may result in an FDA warning observation, product hold, product recall, etc.

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Quality procedures templates

Three (3) Options to Create Change Control Request:

Bronze Option. You Can Create Your Own Quality Procedures, using a Template.

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REFERENCES:

For more information about Why to Initiate a Change Control Request, refer to:

For more information about Change Control, refer to:

httpss://www.fda.gov/media/118202/download

httpss://www.fda.gov/media/85273/download

QS Regulation and Guidance • Quality System Regulation and Preamble

www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?CFRPart=820&showFR=1

www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/DeviceRegulationandGuidance/PostmarketRequirements/QualitySystemsRegulations/ucm230127.htm

Inspection Guide – Pages 8, 15, 21, 22 and 23

httpss://www.fda.gov/ICECI/Inspections/InspectionGuides/ucm074899.htm

Guide to Inspections of Quality Systems [Quality System Inspection Technique (QSIT)]

www.fda.gov/iceci/inspections/inspectionguides/ucm074883.htm

Ramon Cayuela, MS, BS, Chemical Engineering

Ramon Cayuela, MS, BS, Chemical Engineering

CIQA President and CEO.
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