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Pharmacopoeial discussion group achievements

European Pharmacopoeia
Pharmacopoeial discussion group (PDG)
26 October 2017
Strasbourg, France

The meeting of the Pharmacopoeial Discussion Group (PDG) [European Pharmacopoeia (Ph.Eur.), Japanese Pharmacopoeia (JP), and the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP)] was hosted by USP in Rockville, Maryland, U.S.A., September 12 – 13 2017.

PDG has agreed to the implementation of significant changes to the work structure, including:

  • Eliminating two stages of PDG harmonization process to streamline and reduce the level of complexity.
  • Restructuring meeting format to engage more effectively at the technical level with regards to resolving issues on specific topics.
  • Maintaining a twice-yearly meeting frequency with a focus on strategic direction setting.


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