Another Ranbaxy Drug Plant Fails FDA Test

By Andrew Scurria (January 23, 2014, 7:24 PM EST) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday barred drug products from a Ranbaxy Laboratories Inc. manufacturing plant in India from the U.S. market, the sixth company facility found to fail good manufacturing standards.

The FDA prohibited Ranbaxy's Toansa, India, site from manufacturing active pharmaceutical ingredients for FDA-regulated products after officials uncovered "significant" violations of U.S.-promulgated manufacturing practices meant to ensure drug safety.

Topping the list was Ranbaxy employees' practice of retesting raw materials, intermediate drug products and finished APIs that failed to meet specifications until they obtained "acceptable" results. Ranbaxy workers did not report or investigate what caused these failures,...

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