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Patient & Consumer Protection / Anti-counterfeiting activities News 28 June 2017 Strasbourg, France
Discover our new brochure explaining what the MEDICRIME Convention is and how it works to fight the falsification of medical products and similar crimes, thus protecting public health.
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European Pharmacopoeia News 28 June 2017 Strasbourg, France
The EDQM will hold an international symposium on 10-11 October 2017 in Strasbourg (France) to present and discuss recent achievements, as well as future perspectives, of the Ph. Eur. in the microbiology field.
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EDQM News 27 June 2017 Strasbourg, France
The EDQM has just published its 2016 Annual Report. The report is an opportunity to review the different activities of the past year and reflect on what the EDQM accomplished and developed.

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The latest monthly activity report for the Certification of Substances Department (DCEP) is now available.
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Download the document "Update on Communicating Chemical Hazards Related to Reference Standards".
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Pharmeuropa contains draft pharmacopoeial texts for which the European Pharmacopoeia Commission is seeking comment.

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11 July 2017 to 12 July 2017
Strasbourg, France
19 September 2017 to 20 September 2017
Prague, Czech Republic
The Vision of the EDQM
In brief
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  • A Directorate of the Council of Europe created in 1964.
  • A leading organisation that protects public health by enabling the development, supporting the implementation and monitoring the application of quality standards for safe medicines and their safe use.
  • Also develops guidance and standards in the areas of blood transfusion, organ transplantation and consumer health issues.
The European Pharmacopoeia
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  • Main objective is to provide common quality standards to control the quality of medicines and of substances used in the manufacture of medicines (human and veterinary use).
  • Legally binding in European member states.
  • 38 signatory parties (including the EU) and 29 observers (including WHO and TFDA) as of November 2016.
Official Medicines Control Laboratories (OMCL)
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  • A network of independent public laboratories appointed by the national authorities.
  • Around 70 laboratories provide human and technical resources to implement testing programmes.
  • 36 European countries and 5 countries outside Europe participate in the various activities and programmes.
The Certification of Suitability
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  • Established in 1994.

  • Over 4,200 certificates covering more than 1,000 substances have been granted in more than 50 countries.

  • Assessment is jointly performed by assessors from the national competent authorities and EDQM assessors

  • Organises an inspection programme involving a network of around 100 assessors and 30 inspectors from 24 different national competent authorities and the EDQM.

HealthCare Activities
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  • Blood Transfusion & Organ Transplantation: elaborating ethical, legal and safety standards.
  • Pharmaceutical Care : developing and promoting best practices
  • Anti-counterfeiting activities: supporting the protection of public health.
  • Cosmetics & Packaging Materials: focusing on the safe use of cosmetics and packaging materials for food and medicines.
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Ph. Eur.: Republic of Moldova becomes 39th Member
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On 24 January 2017, the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Moldova to the Council of Europe handed to Mr Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, the instrument of accession to the Convention on the Elaboration of a European Pharmacopoeia [European Treaty Series n° 050], as amended by the Protocol of 16 November 1989.
The Convention has entered into force in the Republic of Moldova on 25 April 2017, making the country the 39th Member State of the European Pharmacopoeia.

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