FAQ: Drugs

How to get NDC number

The first step to get the  NDC number is obtaining a labeler from the FDA and then the NDC number can be assigned to products using the labeler code obtained by the FDA.  In this article, we have answered your questions about how to get NDC numbers in detail. Step by step guide on how… Read More

What is FDA DMF ? US FDA DMF Filing
FDA DMF   filing requirements (Drug Master File) DMF stands for Drug Master File which contains confidential information related to the manufacturing, control  or chemistry of the product.  A US DMF filing is the provision made by the US FDA  to maintain the confidentiality  of the information in the DMF Filing. The Manufacturer of the Drug,.. Read More
FDA Drug listing requirements for API (bulk drugs)
Drug establishment registration and drug listing are mandatory requirements for APIs  (bulk drugs) commercially marketed in the USA.  Manufacturer of API must register their drug establishment where the product is manufactured, packed or processed and list all the drugs which are in the commercial distribution. What information is required for   API drug listing (bulk drugs)?.. Read More
What should you know about DMF annual report
In the  industry there  is  lot of confusion  about  content and format of   DMF  annual report. Important  –  DMF annual reports are  NOT used for   reporting changes in the drug master file. Amendments  are used for reporting changes in the DMF. Contents of  DMF annual report.  1.Cover letter – Annual report should contain the  formal.. Read More
eCTD Requirements and cost effective solutions
Electronic Common Technical Document -eCTD eCTD is a harmonized regulatory filing format widely accepted by several countries. ICH adopted countries have common modules 2,3,4, and 5  and customized administrative module 1 according to country-specific requirements. Contents of  e-CTD ICH recommended CTD  folder structure XML backbone containing metadata such as document id, document  version, hyperlinks, file… Read More
How much is the DMF Fee ?

DMF fee is applicable only for type II DMFs  (API or Drug  Substance).  There is no fee charged by FDA for packing material or excipient DMF. FY 2019 , DMF fee is     $ 55,013.   This fee should be paid well before referencing your DMF in your ANDA application. However, you can still submit the… Read More

How much time is required for DMF submission?
The timeline for the DMF submission depends on the availability of technical documents. If you have all the documents – including Batch records, Specification, Method of analysis, In process specification, Raw material specification and testing reports, Impurity profiling, Batch analysis data, and stability study – it will take about 10 working days to compile the… Read More
How we can assist for DMF submission to FDA?

Pragmatic offers a complete solution for all types of DMF submission to the FDA. We offer DMF review, compilation, technical gap analysis, eCTD conversion and submission through ESG. We also provide services for management throughout the lifecycle of a drug master file. Please contact us for more information.

What is a Drug Master File?

A Drug Master File – or DMF – is FDA’s provision to submit confidentiality information on the chemistry, manufacturing and control information about a product for the agency’s evaluation.

Our Services for GDUFA Self Identification Requirement
How  our company  help you to meet self identification requirement ? FDAbasics can offer you complete support for self identification of your facility to comply with GDUFA requirements. We shall assist you to obtain the FEI number which is mandatory requirement for GDUFA self identification of your facility. We just don’t submit your self identification,… Read More
When Should I Self-Identify?

You should self identify if you are performing generic drug-related activities, including manufacturing, testing, or clinical studies.  It is more important to know when you should self identify. Our services can save you time and money.

How much time will it take to self-identify my facility?

With our support, the self-identification process takes about 48 hours.

How can I very my self-identification status?

The FDA publishes a list of all self-identified facility addresses, along with their type of business.

What information is required for self-identification?
Basic contact information is required, along with information about the nature of the operations – for example, FDF manufacturing or API manufacturing testing.
What about fees for self-identification?

Only facilities that manufacture, or intend to manufacture, generic drug APIs, FDFs, or both, are required to pay facility fees. Sites and organizations that only perform testing, repackaging, or re-labelling are not required to pay a user fee.

Who needs to self-identify?

All facilities involved in generic drug manufacturing (including API manufacturing), packing, testing and bio-equivalence testing are required to self-identify.

What are your fees for drug listing?

Our fees for drug listing are $250.

What are your fees for NDC assistance ?

Our fees for NDC number assistance are $199.

What information do I have to provide for Drug Listing?

For drug listing, we need the following information: Product label Labelling information Packaging configuration FEI number

How can you help me with Drug Listing?
We provide a complete service for drug listing and NDC numbers. We will support you through each stage of the process, until your registration is complete.
How much time will Drug Listing take?
Once we have the information, the process takes two to three days.
How much time does it take to obtain the NDC number?
This process takes around 48 hours.
Who needs a Drug Listing?
The owner or operator of an establishment entering into drug manufacture or preparation.
What Is an NDC Number? FDAbasics.com – Drug Listing
What is an NDC Number (National Drug Code) and Drug Listing? NDC number format explained.  NDC  number is a ten-digit numerical code assigned to drugs. The first five digits of the NDC come from the labeler code.  The FDA assigns labeler code to the manufacturer, distributor, or private label distributor of the product.   The first… Read More
What is a Drug Listing?

Drug listing is the process of providing product and labeling information to FDA in electronic format.

What is an NDC labeler code? FDAbasics
What is an NDC labeler code, and how to get it?    NDC  Labeler Code is a five-digit number assigned by the FDA to firms intended to market/manufacture the drug. Labeler code constitutes the first five digits of the NDC number. After obtaining an NDC labeler code from the FDA, the firm can submit the… Read More
When do we need to renew Drug Establishment Registration?

Establishments must renew their registration annually, between October 1st and December 31st of each year.

How can FDABasics help with Establishment Registration?

We prepare the establishment registration SPL on behalf of your company and submit to the FDA through our ESG gateway. We also provide US Agent services for non-US companies.

What are the fees for Establishment Registration?

The FDA does not charge any fee for Establishment Registration. See our pricing section for consulting fees.

How long will it take for Establishment Registration?

Generally, it takes two to three working days.

Does the FDA issue Certificates of Registration?
No. The FDA does not issue any certificates. You can verify your company registration at the below link: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/drls/default.cfm
What information is required for Establishment Registration?

The contact address and DUNS number are required for Establishment Registration. Non US-companies are also required to provide US Agent information. If required, we can act as US agent for your company.

Who should register?

As per 21 CFR 207, domestic and foreign establishments that manufacture, repack, or re-label drug products in the United States are required to register with the FDA.

What is the time frame for approval for ANDA Applications?

If all the submitted information is appropriate and correct, the process takes between 12 and 16 months. If you have any other questions about ANDA, please feel to contact us.

How much is ANDA fee?
ANDA  fee for FY 2019  are as below.   ANDA fee –     $ 178,799 . This fee is applicable for each ANDA. ANDA Program fee – This is the annual for ANDA holder. Large Size  $       1,862,167 Medium Size  $           744,867 Small Size  $           186,217   Large: 20 or more approved ANDAs; Medium:  between… Read More
What information should be included for ANDA?

Generally, ANDA includes chemistry, manufacturing, control, bio study and administrative information.

What is a generic drug?

A generic drug is identical–or bio equivalent–to a brand name drug (already approved by FDA) in dosage form, safety, strength, route of administration, quality, performance characteristics and intended use.

Who should file ANDA?

Any companies interested in obtaining generic drug approval should file ANDA.

FDA US Agent

ANDA is the Abbreviated New Drug Application, the FDA’s generic drug approval process.