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The Vision of the EDQM

  • 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.

  • Develops also guidance and standards in the areas of blood transfusion, organ transplantation and consumer health issues.

> What’s new at the EDQM?

The European Pharmacopoeia in Brief

  • 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 27 observers (including WHO) as of 09 April 2014.

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Official Medicines Control Laboratories (OMCL) in Brief

  • A network of official laboratories appointed by the national authorities.

  • 80 laboratories pool human and technical resources to implement testing programmes.

  • 30 European countries participate in the various activities and programmes.

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The Certification of Suitability (CEP) in Brief

  • Established in 1994.

  • Over 3500 certificates covering 850 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 to check compliance with both GMP and the CEP with a network of national inspectors.

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Healthcare Activities in Brief

  • Blood Transfusion & Organ Transplantation: elaborating ethical, legal and safety standards.

  • Pharmaceutical Care : developing and promoting best practices

  • Anti-counterfeiting activities: supporting public health protection.

  • Cosmetics & Packaging Materials: focusing on the safe use of cosmetics and packaging materials for food and medicines.

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The Vision of the EDQM

  • 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.

  • Develops also guidance and standards in the areas of blood transfusion, organ transplantation and consumer health issues.

> What’s new at the EDQM?

22 August 2014

List of texts adopted at the June 2014 session of the PhEur Commission

The new and revised texts will be published in Supplement...

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13 August 2014

Certification Monthly Report of Activities

The last monthly activity report for the Certification of Substances Division (DCEP)...

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01 August 2014
Revision of EDQM “Guideline on requirements for revision/renewal of certificates of suitability to the European Pharmacopoeia...

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Focus

EDQM 50th Anniversary

50 years of leadership in the quality of medicines

50th anniversary EDQMFor 50 years now, the EDQM has shown leadership in protecting public health by enabling the development, supporting the implementation and monitoring the application of quality standards for safe medicines and their safe use.

Join the EDQM to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Convention on the elaboration of a European Pharmacopeia on 6-8 October 2014!

> Discover the programme and list of workshops

EDQM Turns 50

European Pharmacopoeia

Member & Observers

Map of member and observer countries 2014During its 148th Session, the PhEur Commission unanimously decided to grant Azerbaijan observer status. This brings to 27 the number of observers, from 6 continents. As an observer, Azerbaijan can participate in the scientific work of the Commission and its expert meetings, attend Commission sessions and become involved in the other EDQM activities. Observer status also facilitates development of a mutually-beneficial relationship and sharing of expertise on issues pertinent to the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector.

 

The Medicrime Convention


Medicrime posterThe Medicrime Convention, drawn up by the Council of Europe, is the first international treaty against counterfeit medical products and similar crimes involving threats to public health.

The Convention has been signed by 20 countries, member and non-member states of the Council, and ratified by 4 countries.

NEW: Moldova is the latest country to have ratified the Convention (14/08/2014).

 

> More on the Medicrime Convention

EDQM 50th Anniversary

50 years of leadership in the quality of medicines

50th anniversary EDQMFor 50 years now, the EDQM has shown leadership in protecting public health by enabling the development, supporting the implementation and monitoring the application of quality standards for safe medicines and their safe use.

Join the EDQM to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Convention on the elaboration of a European Pharmacopeia on 6-8 October 2014!

> Discover the programme and list of workshops

25 September 2014
Training Session on Radiopharmaceutical Preparations

Strasbourg, France

6-8 October 2014
50th Anniversary Conference

EDQM, 50 years of leadership in the quality of medicines

Strasbourg, France

Products & Services

Pharmeuropa Online

Issue 26.3 now complete

Deadline for comments: 30 September 2014

 

Pharmeuropa contains draft pharmacopoeial texts for which the European Pharmacopoeia Commission is seeking comment. If you would like to receive e-mail alerts when an issue is complete, please register for Pharmeuropa online.

 

> More about the June 2014 session
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8th Edition Packages

8th edition european pharmacopoeia


The EDQM proposes three different packages for customers that wish to purchase several formats at the same time. The electronic versions (USB Key & Online) are completely cumulative and have some unique features such as fully searchable; hyperlinks in the text of a monograph give access to information on general methods as well as links to the EDQM’s Knowledge and Reference Standards databases.


> Check out the different packages on EDQM Store 

EDQM Reference Standards

List of new batches and products available daily


The EDQM supplies over 2400 reference standards. Information on the standards is freely available via its online database which gets updated daily. This database also provides a link to the entire catalogue and a list of the newly adopted batches and new products.

 > Find out more about EDQM Reference standards

Pharmeuropa Online

Issue 26.3 now complete

Deadline for comments: 30 September 2014

 

Pharmeuropa contains draft pharmacopoeial texts for which the European Pharmacopoeia Commission is seeking comment. If you would like to receive e-mail alerts when an issue is complete, please register for Pharmeuropa online.

 

> More about the June 2014 session
> More on Pharmeuropa Online

 

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