Managing the FDA 483 and Warning Letter

Casper Uldriks

Casper Uldriks

Casper (Cap) Uldriks, through his firm “Encore Insight LLC,” brings over 32 years of experience from the FDA.  He conducted domestic and foreign inspections.  He specialized in the FDA’s food and medical device programs as a field investigator, served as a senior manager in the Office of Compliance at the Center for...
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July 31, 2024
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60 Mins

Navigating FDA Compliance: Understanding Inspections, FDA 483, and Warning Letters

The FDA conducts inspections of various establishments, such as manufacturers and clinical studies, to identify potential violations of regulatory requirements. During these inspections, FDA investigators take note of any observed issues. These observations are subsequently documented in what is known as an FDA 483, which essentially lists the areas that require attention and improvement. Reviewing the content of the FDA 483 may understandably cause some concern about the necessary actions.

The FDA expects organizations to provide a detailed plan for addressing these apparent regulatory violations, along with a timeline for completing the necessary corrections. Your written response to the FDA should be carefully considered because the FDA will hold you accountable for the commitments you make. If the FDA finds your response and corrective actions satisfactory, it can resolve the immediate problem.

However, if the FDA deems your response and corrective actions as "inadequate," they will issue a Warning Letter. This letter will outline the specific regulatory violations and may include a threat of legal action if you do not achieve compliance. It's crucial to respond to the Warning Letter promptly and comprehensively. Failure to do so may lead to legal proceedings in federal district court. It is generally more straightforward and cost-effective to achieve voluntary compliance rather than engage in a protracted legal battle.

Webinar Objectives

  • Understand why a 483 was issued to you.
  • Learn how to interpret a 483
  • Understand what the FDA expects from you
  • Learn how to respond to a 483 and a Warning Letter
  • Understand the consequences of a 483 and Warning Letter

Webinar Agenda

  • What is an FDA 483
  • Interpreting the seriousness of a 483
  • FDA 483 discussion with management
  • Responding to an FDA 483 and Warning Letter
  • Legal Authority
  • Quiz

Webinar Highlights

  • How you can interpret the seriousness of an FDA 483.
  • Learn what should and should not appear in an FDA 483.
  • Ask for clarification of apparent violations during the inspection.
  • Understand what the FDA investigator may not say about the 483.
  • Learn what to say and not say in response to an FDA 483 and Warning Letter.
  • Practical tips for managing a 483 and Warning Letter.

Who Should Attend

  • Regulatory Affairs Directors
  • Manufacturing Directors
  • FDA Consultants and Attorneys
  • Quality Assurance Managers
  • Quality Control Managers
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