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Effective legal writing skills are essential for FDA submissions

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A number of reasons make cultivation of the art of effective legal writing skills for FDA submissions important. Documents that are submitted to the FDA…

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Added by John Robinson on July 31, 2017 at 6:27am — No Comments

Ways of getting the PREDICT, ACE and the HTS right to smoothen shipping

In September 2014, the FDA deployed a new risk-based screening tool for imports called the Predictive Risk-based Evaluation for Dynamic Import Compliance Targeting (PREDICT). The main aim of PREDICT was bringing about improvement in screening and targeting of adulterated or misbranded goods or those that flout any of the FDA’s rules. The FDA seeks to bring this about by doing away with its legacy electronic system, OASIS’ admissibility screening function.

PREDICT is an important tool…

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Added by Adam Fleming on July 31, 2017 at 5:27am — No Comments

Ways of getting the PREDICT, ACE and the HTS right to smoothen shipping

In September 2014, the FDA deployed a new risk-based screening tool for imports called the Predictive Risk-based Evaluation for Dynamic Import Compliance Targeting (PREDICT). The main aim of PREDICT was bringing about improvement in screening and targeting of adulterated or misbranded goods or those that flout any of the FDA’s rules. The FDA seeks to bring this about by doing away with its legacy electronic system, OASIS’ admissibility screening function.

PREDICT is an important tool…

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Added by Adam Fleming on July 31, 2017 at 5:27am — No Comments

Ways of getting the PREDICT, ACE and the HTS right to smoothen shipping

In September 2014, the FDA deployed a new risk-based screening tool for imports called the Predictive Risk-based Evaluation for Dynamic Import Compliance Targeting (PREDICT). The main aim of PREDICT was bringing about improvement in screening and targeting of adulterated or misbranded goods or those that flout any of the FDA’s rules. The FDA seeks to bring this about by doing away with its legacy electronic system, OASIS’ admissibility screening function.

PREDICT is an important tool…

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Added by Adam Fleming on July 31, 2017 at 5:27am — No Comments

Vital Stark Law considerations for physician employment agreements

Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) –popularly called Obamacare –came into existence, there has been an exponential increase in the number of physician practice acquisitions. Some of the reasons that can be ascribed for this phenomenon are these:

-        Physician practice acquisitions are an opportunity for healthcare providers in consolidating and…

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Added by Roger Steven on July 28, 2017 at 7:32am — No Comments

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Added by Stevenson University on July 26, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Quality Assurance Auditing for FDA-regulated industries

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An effective audit constitutes the heart of an effective Quality System. The FDA and other regulatory agencies have emphasized this principle time and again. The purpose of an audit program is to ensure proper and thorough compliance with the guidelines set out by the regulatory agencies. A…

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Added by John Robinson on July 26, 2017 at 5:51am — No Comments

Don't Fall Asleep At Work With These Tips

Does your job keep you awake at night? If so, you’re not alone. Nearly half of American workers say job-related anxiety keeps them from falling asleep.

That lack of sleep can lead to a vicious cycle: You’re stressed about work, which means you can’t sleep, which leads to lower productivity at work, which means you’re stressed about work, which means you can’t sleep, etc. Getting the seven to nine hours of uninterrupted sleep that we need isn’t just a good idea, it could be the key to…

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Added by Erin Orr on July 25, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Which universities are pushing the boundaries in life sciences?

If you had to name the branch of university research that has the most tangible impact on mankind’s day-to-day activities, it is likely that the life sciences would be near the top of the list: not many days go by without the announcement of a new drug or gene discovery that has the potential to change lives or tackle disease.

Much of the best research in these fields takes place in the ultra-elite universities that excel in subjects across the…

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Added by John Robinson on July 25, 2017 at 6:14am — No Comments

Understanding and applying ICH Q3A and Q3B

The ICH Q3A and Q3B are guidances on dealing with impurities in new drug products. These documents have been issued by the FDA and are updates of earlier versions on the same topic that were prepared by the ICH, which this FDA guideline complements. This is why the documents get their name. The FDA keeps revising these documents from time to time. After every revision, the latest version carries the added taxonomy of “R” to denote that the guidance is a revised one.…

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Added by Adam Fleming on July 25, 2017 at 5:31am — No Comments

Implementing ICH guidelines-compliant validation

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Professionals in the field of statistical analysis need to possess clarity on understanding and interpreting statistical concepts used to investigate quantitative ICH Guidelines, such as:

  • Analytical methods validation
  • Procedures and acceptance criteria in calibration limits…
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Added by John Robinson on July 24, 2017 at 6:06am — No Comments

How to Comply and how to Protect Privacy

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) –codified as Regulation (EU) 2016/679 – is an important law concerning the protection of data of all people living in the European Union (EU). Through the GDPR regulation; all the legislative and secretarial bodies of the EU, namely the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission, fortify and toughen and unify all aspects of…

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Added by Adam Fleming on July 24, 2017 at 5:16am — No Comments

Michigan Safety Conference Elects New Board Chair

EAST LANSING, MIJuly 21, 2017 – The Michigan Safety Conference (MSC), announces that AJ Hale, Safety & Loss Prevention Manager, CompOne Administrators, has been elected Chairman of the Board of the Michigan Safety Conference, for a three-year term.  Hale is a Senior Board Member, Past President, Past Distinguished Service Award Winner, and was a member 2013-2014 Bylaws Review Committee. He currently serves on the Arrangements Committee, Site…

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Added by Denise McGinn, CAE on July 21, 2017 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Sources of contamination that exist in a clean room environment

Aseptic technique is one of the methods used in eliminating or at least minimizing contamination in pathogens. It is also used to make compounding sterile products. Sterilized equipment, sterile apparel, high degree of processing, and cleaning on a continuous basis make up the important procedures used in aseptic technique.

The main aim of aseptic technique in cleanrooms is to ensure that the sterile product is sterile, safe and effective. Ensuring this is all the more important for…

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Added by Adam Fleming on July 21, 2017 at 6:07am — No Comments

An integrated approach is needed for Complaints Handling, Adverse Event Reporting, and Recalls

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The fact that medical device manufacturers work and operate in various regulatory systems whose requirements are different and not always consistent with each other is recognized and empathized by the…

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Added by John Robinson on July 21, 2017 at 5:54am — 1 Comment

Understanding opportunities in NAFTA

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) came into being on the first day of 1994. While the US and Canada had been having free trade agreements that go back at least three decades culminating in the US-Canada Free Trade Agreement of January 1, 1989; NAFTA became a reality following Canada’s entry in 1991 into the bilateral talks between the US and Mexico, creating the trilateral FTA.

One of the primary objectives of the NAFTA was the elimination of a number of duties and…

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Added by Adam Fleming on July 20, 2017 at 5:24am — No Comments

Training and Development is a highly developed and evolved, broad body of knowledge. Many employees place themselves at a disadvantage vis-à-vis their colleagues in the absence of the right professio…

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Training and Development is a highly developed and evolved, broad body of knowledge. Many employees place themselves at a disadvantage vis-à-vis their colleagues in the absence of the right professional training and development. If employees have to consistently close gaps in their learning, they need to keep…

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Added by John Robinson on July 19, 2017 at 6:21am — No Comments

How to create processes and procedures to implement them?

Product Risk Management is a critical aspect of ensuring medical devices are safe and effective for intended uses. This course will help you understand the regulatory requirements, including ISO14971.

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You’ll learn techniques that can help you identify hazards and potential harms. You’ll learn how to mitigate risk and effectively monitor risk to ensure your customers receive safe and effective products. A rigorous…

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Added by Adam Fleming on July 19, 2017 at 5:45am — No Comments

Ensuring compensation-focused compliance with Stark Law considerations

Stark Law compliance is now more than just a compliance issue. It has grown to become an Enterprise Risk Management matter, if the substantial awards and settlements in recent enforcement actions are anything to go by. For healthcare organizations that develop and implement provider contracts; managing their compliance and enterprise risk by ensuring that their…

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Added by Roger Steven on July 18, 2017 at 7:52am — No Comments

Why is credit card surcharge an issue for businesses?

The credit card surcharge issue has always been a tricky one in the US. Back in 2005, this issue was the subject of an antitrust lawsuit, and the resultant judgment, which came in mid-2012 prohibited credit card surcharge in ten States. Another 12 States are in the process of implementing their laws.

Although credit card regulations have traditionally opposed surcharging; companies have been circumventing merchant rules to ensure that credit card surcharge continues to be made. Even…

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Added by Adam Fleming on July 18, 2017 at 5:25am — No Comments

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INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY Is Crucial to Your Business. Learn Why!

Near-Infrared Spectroscopy, NIR or NIRS, is considered a superior method assay to traditional ones, which are destructive and also reduce the number of doses for sale. It overcomes these drawbacks by being both rapid and nondestructive, which helps it respond to the pressures in the pharma industry for generating more and more data, which leads to more assays that bring these inevitable downsides.In being responsive to the physical and chemical environment of…See More
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Workplace safety for workers other than your own 1 Reply

Do your workplace/traffic safety plans include safety measures for workers who are not your own employees? Do they take into account the safety of those who will be - or could be - at your workplace,…Continue

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What % of Dollars should be bugeted for All Safety Training for a "Heavy Equipment Road Construction" company with 100 employees? 1 Reply

I have been at a Highway and Road Construction company for six months. I am developing a (first) complete training program. I am the 1st full time safety hire for this company. I need to develop a…Continue

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Technology and Safety 1 Reply

What are the most useful tools to have at your fingertips? -Toolbox Talks-JSA-JHA-Daily Reports, etc. What is falling through the cracks that could be an easy fix? Safety Managers, Coordinators and…Continue

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Important of Warning sign 1 Reply

Warning sign is a type of traffic sign that guide a hazard ahead on the road. Having proper warning sign on the road provide a healthy environment.Continue

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Started by healthandsafetysigns. Last reply by Jen McDade Jan 14.

Workers paticipation in safety management 2 Replies

Workers paticipation in safety management is the aspect which is required to be implemented in the OHSAS 18001 2007 version. , I invite our experience community members to share their views on the…Continue

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