This guidance is intended to describe the Office of Generic Drugs' (OGD) policy on the use of alternate sources of the active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) in unapproved abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs). The guidance describes the circumstances under which an alternate source can be used. This guidance is intended to decrease the regulatory burden on industry and provide a more consistent approach to pre- and postapproval changes in API sources.
Submit comments on this guidance document electronically via docket ID: FDA-2013-S-0610 - Specific Electronic Submissions Intended For FDA's Dockets Management Staff (i.e., Citizen Petitions, Draft Proposed Guidance Documents, Variances, and other administrative record submissions)
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