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03 July 2013

Pharmacopoeial Discussion Group Achievements

26-27 June 2013, Strasbourg (France)

The meeting of the Pharmacopoeial Discussion Group (PDG) [European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.), Japanese Pharmacopoeia (JP), and The United States Pharmacopeia (USP)] was hosted by the EDQM in Strasbourg, France, on 26-27 June 2013. At present, 28 of the 35 General Chapters and 45 of the 62 excipient monographs on the current work programme have been harmonised. Sign-offs at this meeting included the two new excipient monographs, Isomalt and Hydroxypropylcellulose. Two revisions, Saccharin and Sodium starch glycolate, were also signed off. In-depth discussion on 18 additional items currently on the work programme took place with a view to resolving outstanding issues.

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