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Patient & Consumer Protection / Anti-counterfeiting activities News 11 February 2016 Strasbourg, France
The MEDICRIME Convention, drawn up by the Council of Europe, is the first international treaty against counterfeit/falsified medical products and similar crimes involving threats to public health.
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European Pharmacopoeia / International harmonisation News 04 February 2016 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 USP in Rockville, Maryland, U.S.A., November 3-4 2015.
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Certification of suitability (CEP) News 03 February 2016 Strasbourg, France
Within the framework of the 3rd meeting of the International Generic Drug Regulators Programme (IGDRP) in Strasbourg, the EDQM is pleased to organise a one-day workshop on the IGDRP initiative on Friday, 13 May 2016, when industry representatives and other stakeholders will have the...

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The last monthly activity report for the Certification of Substances Division (DCEP) is now available for January 2016.
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A review of the pricing policy for the activities associated with the procedure for Certificates of suitability to the monographs ...
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The European Pharmacopoeia has published a new General Chapter on Chemometric methods applied to analytical data (5.21) in Supplement 8.7.

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06 May 2016 to 07 May 2016
Freising, Germany
IV Wildbad Kreuth Initiative - Optimal use of clotting fa...
10 May 2016 to 11 May 2016
Oslo, Norway
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.
  • develops also guidance and standards in the areas of blood transfusion, organ transplantation and consumer health issues.
The European Pharmacopoeia
In brief
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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 27 observers (including WHO) as of 09 April 2014.
Official Medicines Control Laboratories (OMCL)
In brief
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  • 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.
The Certification of Suitability
In brief
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  • 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.

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 public health protection.
  • Cosmetics & Packaging Materials: focusing on the safe use of cosmetics and packaging materials for food and medicines.
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A European Paediatric Formulary under development
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The European Committee on Pharmaceuticals and Pharmaceutical Care (CD-P-PH) adopted, at its last session in November 2015, the detailed framework of a project for a European Paediatric Formulary. This is a recent initiative launched by the CD-P-PH and the European Pharmacopoeia Commission. The European Paediatric Formulary is intended to provide clinicians and pharmacists with a compilation of appropriate formulations, easily and freely accessible all over Europe, in case no appropriate licensed product is available.

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