US Marshals Seize Unapproved Drug From Crescendo Therapeutics - Pharmaceutical Technology

Latest Issue
PharmTech

Latest Issue
PharmTech Europe

US Marshals Seize Unapproved Drug From Crescendo Therapeutics


ePT--the Electronic Newsletter of Pharmaceutical Technology

Federal marshals seized an unapproved topical corticosteroid medication from California-based Crescendo Therapeutics. The medication, HybriSil (methylprednisolone acetate 1% percent in silicone gel) was marketed for the treatment of scars and skin disorders, an indication for which it did not have FDA approval.

The seizure follows two FDA inspections of Crescendo Therapeutics. After an April 2011 inspection, FDA cited the company in a Warning Letter for failing to have written procedures in place for the surveillance, receipt, evaluation, and reporting to FDA of adverse drug experiences. FDA also cited the company for violating the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act by distributing an unapproved new drug and ordered Crescendo Therapeutics to stop distributing the product.

According to the FDA press release, Crescendo Therapeutics submitted an investigational new drug application for HybriSil, but a January 2011 inspection by the agency found that that Crescendo continued to distribute HybriSil for non-investigational purposes. In the release, Dara A. Corrigan, FDA’s associate commissioner for regulatory affairs, says, “This action was taken because Crescendo Therapeutics continued to sell unapproved new products. The FDA continues to be committed to protecting consumers against new drug products marketed without FDA approval.”

ADVERTISEMENT

blog comments powered by Disqus
LCGC E-mail Newsletters

Subscribe: Click to learn more about the newsletter
| Weekly
| Monthly
|Monthly
| Weekly

Survey
Which of the following business challenge poses the greatest threat to your company?
Building a sustainable pipeline of products
Attracting a skilled workforce
Obtaining/maintaining adequate financing
Regulatory compliance
Building a sustainable pipeline of products
26%
Attracting a skilled workforce
29%
Obtaining/maintaining adequate financing
14%
Regulatory compliance
31%
View Results
Eric Langer Outsourcing Outlook Eric LangerBiopharma Outsourcing Activities Update
Cynthia Challener, PhD Ingredients Insider Cynthia Challener, PhDAppropriate Process Design Critical for Commercial Manufacture of Highly Potent APIs
Jill Wechsler Regulatory Watch Jill Wechsler FDA and Manufacturers Seek a More Secure Drug Supply Chain
Sean Milmo European Regulatory WatcchSean MilmoQuality by Design?Bridging the Gap between Concept and Implementation
Medicare Payment Data Raises Questions About Drug Costs
FDA Wants You!
A New Strategy to Tackle Antibiotic Resistance
Drug-Diagnostic Development Stymied by Payer Concerns
Obama Administration Halts Attack on Medicare Drug Plans
Source: ePT--the Electronic Newsletter of Pharmaceutical Technology,
Click here