The mission of the European Pharmacopoeia is to:
promote public health by the provision of recognised common standards for use by healthcare professionals and others concerned with the quality of medicines,
facilitate the free movement of medicinal products in Europe,
ensure the quality of medicinal products and their components imported into or exported from Europe,
design European Pharmacopoeia monographs and other texts to be appropriate to the needs of regulatory authorities, those engaged in the quality control of medicinal products and their constituents and to the manufacturers of starting materials and their products.
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