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Changes to an Approved NDA or ANDA; Specifications – Use of Enforcement Discretion for Compendial Changes Guidance for Industry November 2004

Issued by:
Guidance Issuing Office
Office of Medical Products and Tobacco, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research

This guidance is intended to inform new drug application (NDA) and abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) holders of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA’s) plan to use enforcement discretion with regard to section 314.70(c)(2)(iii) of the final rule entitled Supplements and Other Changes to an Approved Application (21 CFR 314.70(c)(2)(iii)). This subsection describes the filing requirement that a relaxation of acceptance criteria or deletion of a test to comply with an official compendium must be reported in a changes-being-effected-in-30- days supplement (CBE-30). In the exercise of its enforcement discretion, FDA does not intend to take enforcement action if manufacturers continue to submit such changes in their annual reports. The use of enforcement discretion will give the Agency time to clarify that some of these types of postapproval changes can be submitted in an annual report, rather than in a CBE-30. The Agency intends to clarify this issue in an upcoming revision to the guidance for industry Changes to an Approved NDA or ANDA; Questions and Answers.

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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)

If unable to submit comments online, please mail written comments to:

Dockets Management
Food and Drug Administration
5630 Fishers Lane, Rm 1061
Rockville, MD 20852

All comments should be identified with the title of the guidance.