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EDQM News 28 April 2017 Strasbourg, France
The EDQM reminds you that its office will be closed on Monday 1 May 2017, due to a public holiday.
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European Pharmacopoeia News 24 April 2017 Strasbourg, France
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...
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Transfusion / Projects News 19 April 2017 Strasbourg, France
On the occasion of World Haemophilia Day, the EDQM will provide a space for an event organised by the European Haemophilia Consortium (EHC) to address current challenges in the treatment of haemophilia. Representatives of patients’ associations, healthcare professionals and...

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The latest monthly activity report for the Certification of Substances Department (DCEP) is now available.
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Pharmeuropa contains draft pharmacopoeial texts for which the European Pharmacopoeia Commission is seeking comment.
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The application forms for the submission of new Certificate of Suitability applications and for requests for revision or renewal have been slightly revised...

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17 June 2017 to 21 June 2017
Copenhagen, Denmark
20 June 2017 to 22 June 2017
Shanghai, China
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)
In brief
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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
In brief
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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. Commission: Japan became the 30th Observer
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Recently the Ph.Eur. Commission unanimously decided to grant Japan observer status. This brings to 30 the number of observers, from 6 continents. As observers, Japan 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.

• More information on Ph. Eur. Members and observers.

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