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Cleaning Validation Glossary


Corrective and Preventive Actions addressing process issues

Short for "Corrective and Preventative Actions", CAPA is defined in PDA Technical Report 52, Guidance for Good Distribution Practices For the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain as "Action to eliminate the cause of a detected nonconformity or other undesirable situation. NOTE: Corrective action is taken to prevent recurrence, whereas preventive action is taken to prevent occurrence" Generally, a CAPA is initiated as part of the procedure in handling deviations to mitigate negative impacts and prevent future deviations of the same nature from occurring.

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