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Certification of suitability (CEP) / Procedure of certification (general) | News | 12 February 2020 | Strasbourg, France
Supplement 10.2 of the Ph. Eur is now available. CEP holders are invited to update their applications according to the revised monographs that will be implemented on the 1st of July 2020, and to follow the instructions given in the document.
European Pharmacopoeia / General text/chapter | News | 12 February 2020 | Strasbourg, France
At its 165th session in November 2019, the European Pharmacopoeia Commission adopted a new version of one of its widely used general methods, chapter 2.2.2. Degree of coloration of liquids, which has been extensively revised to include the instrumental method. The revised chapter will be published in European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) Supplement 10.3, available in July 2020 (implementation date: 1...
Certification of suitability (CEP) | News | 12 February 2020 | Strasbourg, France
Users of CEPs are invited to provide comments on draft monographs published in Pharmeuropa 32.1 before 31 March 2020.
Transfusion | News | 11 February 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The EDQM has published the recommendations resulting from the International Symposium on Plasma Supply Management organised in co-operation with the European Commission on 29 and 30 January 2019.
European Pharmacopoeia / General | News | 10 February 2020 | Strasbourg, France
On 9 February 2020, the Convention on the Elaboration of a European Pharmacopoeia will enter into force in Albania, making the quality standards for medicines published in the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) legally binding throughout the country.
Consumer Health protection / Packaging material for food | News | 06 February 2020 | Strasbourg, France
In the framework of its task to develop and strengthen standards and policies to improve the health protection of consumers, the European Committee for Food Contact Materials and Articles (Partial Agreement) (CD-P-MCA), has elaborated a set of general technical provisions to be appended to an upcoming Council of Europe resolution on food contact materials and articles and specific provisions for...
Products and Services | News | 05 February 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The EDQM announces the availability of: • 1 new European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) reference standard • 29 replacement batches for Ph. Eur. reference standards
Reference Standard / Collection & Catalogue | News | 31 January 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India has lifted the ban on Oxytocin reference standards imported exclusively for the purpose of test and analysis. The EDQM is therefore in a position to ship Oxytocin CRS (catalogue code O0700000) to India once again.
European Pharmacopoeia | News | 28 January 2020 | Strasbourg, France
A new web page providing centralised access to all information related to nitrosamine contamination is now available on the EDQM website. It presents a general overview of the issue and provides details of the actions taken in the different sectors of activity concerned: the European Pharmacopoeia, the Certification of Suitability to the monographs of the European Pharmacopoeia, and the network...
European Pharmacopoeia / General text/chapter | News | 24 January 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The new Pharmeuropa website is now online with a series of new features available to improve the user experience. As part of its efforts to enhance customer service and taking user feedback into account, the EDQM has redesigned the platform to include the following features: - single sign-on with other EDQM websites using the same authentication database, including Ph. Eur. online and PaedForm...
Reference Standard / Collection & Catalogue | News | 24 January 2020 | Strasbourg, France
At the present time, a reference standard is withdrawn from the catalogue either on the date that a revised monograph which no longer refers it to becomes applicable, or the date on which a monograph is officially withdrawn from the European Pharmacopoeia.
Patient & Consumer Protection / Anti-falsification activities | News | 22 January 2020 | Strasbourg, France
A recent study carried out within the framework of the Council of Europe MEDICRIME Convention has highlighted shortcomings of current legislative approaches in relation to the protection of patients against falsified medicines in Europe. The study, authored by Domenico Di Giorgio of the Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA), and Diana Russo, Public Prosecutor of Naples, Italy, with the support of the...
European Pharmacopoeia / Monograph | News | 16 January 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The European Pharmacopoeia Commission adopted a new monograph, on Rosuvastatin tablets (3008), at its 163rd session in March 2019. The monograph was published in Supplement 10.1 of the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.), available since October 2019, and will become effective on 1 April 2020.
European Pharmacopoeia / Monograph | News | 16 January 2020 | Strasbourg, France
With a view to improving the correspondence between liquid chromatography column brand names (provided in the Knowledge Database) and the reagents used to describe the stationary phases for these columns, an overall review of all the monographs concerned has been launched. The names of the reagents and their definitions have also been reviewed to ensure that these stationary phases are described...
Products and Services | News | 09 January 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The EDQM announces the availability of: 3 new European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) reference standards; 13 replacement batches for Ph. Eur. reference standards.