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News | 16 October 2020 | Strasbourg, France
During the COVID-19 pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2, clinical trials aimed at demonstrating the safety and efficacy of established active substances in this new indication are currently ongoing and medicinal products are also being used experimentally in clinical practice. Reference is made to the WHO information on “Clinical management of severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) when COVID-19...
News | 14 October 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The Pharmacopoeial Discussion Group (PDG), which brings together the European Pharmacopoeia, the Japanese Pharmacopoeia and the United States Pharmacopeia, held its annual autumn meeting via videoconference on 22-23 September 2020, with WHO attending as observer. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the face-to-face meeting originally scheduled was reorganised as a videoconference devoted entirely to...
News | 08 October 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has adopted two new recommendations, calling on member states to ensure that quality and safety standards for the donation and transplantation or human application of organs, tissues and cells are respected in accordance with the technical guides published by the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) of the...
News | 08 October 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has adopted a recommendation calling on member states to take measures to protect the health of donors of haematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs). These cells are used as a lifesaving treatment for patients with severe blood diseases and are the most frequently donated cells for transplantation.
News | 08 October 2020 | Strasbourg, France
Organ, tissue and cell transplantation is one of the great medical success stories of modern times. In many cases, it is the only life-saving treatment for patients with end-stage organ failure, devastating burn injuries or blood cancers, and in many others it can significantly improve the quality of life of patients, for example, by restoring their sight. On average, 41 000 organ...
News | 06 October 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The EDQM announces the availability of 10 new reference standards and 22 replacement batches, released in September 2020
News | 05 October 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The EDQM has just released issue 2 of Pharmeuropa PaedForm, in which the third monograph elaborated by the PaedForm Working Party, the draft text for an ethanol-free formulation for Furosemide 2 mg/mL Oral Solution, is published for public consultation prior to its inclusion in the European Paediatric Formulary.
News | 02 October 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) Supplement 10.4 is now available and will be applicable in 39 European countries as of 1 April 2021.
News | 02 October 2020 | Strasbourg, France
All new texts and texts that have undergone technical revisions are published in Pharmeuropa for public consultation. The deadline for comments on Pharmeuropa 32.4 is 31 December 2020.
News | 02 October 2020 | Strasbourg, France
As health systems worldwide continue to cope with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the EDQM/Council of Europe publishes this year’s issue of the Newsletter Transplant. The timely release of this issue is proof of the EDQM’s dedication to the international medical community and all those involved in the preparation of this publication.
News | 01 October 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) is seeking feedback on its new general text on the implementation of pharmacopoeial procedures (5.26).
News | 29 September 2020 | Strasbourg, France
At its 167th session in June 2020, the European Pharmacopoeia Commission adopted revised dosage form monographs on transdermal patches, cutaneous patches and medicated plasters, as well as the related test method for dissolution testing.
News | 28 September 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The European Commission (EC) and the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) of the Council of Europe began formally co-operating in the field of blood in 2010, and later extended the scope of this work to the area of tissues and cells. Their co-operation is contributing to laying the groundwork for a harmonised governance framework for substances of human origin...
News | 21 September 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The EDQM/Council of Europe will implement the “Reorganisation of the Romanian Blood System” project. The project aims to support Romania in setting up a fit-for-purpose and efficient blood transfusion system aligned with European Union and EDQM standards. The EDQM is therefore seeking experienced professionals in the field of blood transfusion to provide consultancy services in order to: develop...
News | 17 September 2020 | Strasbourg, France
At its 167th session in June 2020, the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) Commission adopted the revised version of the dosage form monograph on Parenteral preparations (0520) which gives mandatory quality requirements for a large number of medicinal products on the European market.