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Deviation Management in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

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There is a failure to thoroughly investigate unexplained discrepancies…

Has your organization received this feedback in a recent FDA Form 483?

If yes, the PDA Midwest Chapter has a FREE webinar for you and your firm.

Presented by: William (Bill) Farmer – Associate Director of Deviation Management, Merck

In this webinar, Bill will explain how to write a deviation report that meets the regulatory standards.  He will show you how to classify deviations according to their severity and impact, and how to conduct a thorough investigation using different tools.  Bill will also help you craft a clear and concise deviation story that summarizes the root cause, corrective actions, and preventive measures.  This webinar will help you and your firm improve your Deviation Management Programs and avoid common pitfalls.


Presentation Date and Time

Thursday, March 21, 2024 @ 11:00 AM (central time zone)


Presenter – Bio

Bill is a graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Microbiology.  Currently, he is an Associate Director for Deviation Management at Merck in Durham, North Carolina.   Bill is an experienced pharmaceutical scientist with many roles in technical and quality organizations throughout his extensive career.  His philosophy to: Help others, make it easier to do the ‘right’ thing, harder to the ’wrong’ thing, drives Bill to continuously improve the Merck Deviation Management Process.



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March 21
11:00 am


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