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Fun-E Pharm: A Pharma Giles for the GMP Set?
With so many pharma blogs and forums (e.g. Cafe Pharma) focused exclusively, or mainly, on sales, marketing and CME, the manufacturing, engineering, quality and validation set may feel a bit left out.Â Â Problems with vaccine or biologics manufacturing or quality are less glamorous than the "Buckets of Money" or pink cupcakes saga...but, in the end, they have the potential to have a far more devastating impact.Â No?
At PharmaManufacturing, we'd started out with an anonymous insider blog that brought some critical employees'Â (or former employees') critical thoughts out, but it justÂ wasn't "fun."Â Then we shifted gears and gave this blog more of a news commentary focus, with admittedly mixed results so far.
But just discovered the GMP Compliance Basis Blog, with an ongoing spoof of Fun e Pharm, a fictional pharma company, its business initiative acronyms (which, unfortunately, too often spell out the same word, as inÂ "Scientific Happening (or Hotbed) Initiative Teams" ) and its cast of characters.
ItÂ should be interesting to see how they, and the blog, Â develop (do not be daunted by the corny word play in the names...posts shed some light on ongoing validation and plant operations issues. As with so many pharma blogs, though, visitors are reluctant to post comments).
(For a non-blogÂ example from outside pharma in the plant operations field, see the classic In The Trenches, an online and magazine department in Plant Services.Â )
The cast of FunEPharm:
The engineering crew- Del Lusional and Lou Daâ€™ CrisÂ
QA Guy- Bob AndwaveÂ
Procurement Department- Byersree MorseÂ
Equipment Supplier- Laydas UsualÂ
Marketing Salesman- Phil TheelyreÂ
Financial Guy- Cassius King
Contract Engineer- Kelly ServicesÂ
Consultant-Â Terry RatsoÂ
Consultant-Â Wayne ScottValidation-Â Edie IttÂ
The Contractor- Joe â€œPutzâ€? PutinskistanovichowitzÂ
Project Scheduler- Connie VenientÂ
Foreman- Bobby DahpiperÂ