For a drug product compounded by an outsourcing facility to qualify for the exemptions under section 503B of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act or Act), it must not be “essentially a copy of one or more approved drug products,” and must meet the other conditions in section 503B. This guidance sets forth the FDA’s or policies concerning the essentially a copy provision of section 503B.


Posted on the FDA website on 7 July 2016