Document control is a critical part of your QMS.
The DMR is nothing more than the recipe (a.k.a. secret sauce), while the DHR is documented evidence of compliance.
There really is not much rocket science involved when attempting to determine the odds of a device establishment being awarded a prized agency warning letter when the establishment is on the receiving end of sixteen Form 483 observations during an inspection.
The doctor struggles to understand how the observation extracted from the warning letter referenced in this week’s guidance managed to rise to the level of a Form 483 Observation.
There really is no excuse for receiving a Form 483 observation for management review.
Simply stated, an inspection needs to add some value; otherwise, what’s the point?
If a device establishment is going to invest significant time and money into building a cleanroom or a controlled environment room, it makes zero sense not to perform proper monitoring of the environment.
Visiting your establishment’s website and reviewing it for compliance issues is not a task that Dr. D routinely sees being performed by quality and regulatory professionals.
It is Dr. D’s humble opinion that the execution of an effective internal audit program falls into the basic blocking and tackling bucket.
When it comes to compliance, the FDA does not grant special dispensation.