The impact of Data Integrity issues on a regulated company can be significant: it can result in recalls of products, warning or untitled letters, import alerts, injunctions, seizures, legal action, etc. These regulatory actions can have significant financial impact to the company. However, and most importantly, Data Integrity issues can lead to potential patient harm!!
To ensure Data Integrity, a GxP regulated company needs to abide by principles, current regulations and industry best practices on the expectations for the management GxP regulated records and data. These principles, regulations and best practices, ensure that data is complete, consistent, accurate, secure and available throughout the record life cycle. This approach is intended to encourage innovation and technological advances while avoiding unacceptable risk to product quality, patient safety and public health.