Deal could put FDA reps in China

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A deal between the US and China could mean more FDA inspection of manufacturing plants. Regulatory Focus reports that the countries struck a deal Dec. 5 that officials say will mean “a substantial increase in the number of US food and drug inspectors” on site.

The news could mean a new rash of Warning Letters to read up on: RF notes that on-site inspections in India, for example, netted six Warning Letters in 2012, and inspectors also put a dent in businesses including Wockhardt and Fresenius Kabi, after finding problems with their facilities.

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