European Pharmacopoeia / General text/chapter | News | 30 October 2018 | Strasbourg, France
The European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) has launched a public consultation on its new general chapter 5.1.12 on depyrogenation of items used in the production of parenteral preparations. While depyrogenation is not a new topic for the Ph. Eur., this is the first time that a dedicated chapter covers specifically the inactivation of pyrogens and related endotoxin indicators. Pyrogens are substances...
European Pharmacopoeia / Pharmacopoeial discussion group (PDG) | News | 24 October 2018 | Strasbourg, France
The face-to-face meeting of the Pharmacopoeial Discussion Group (PDG) [European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.), Japanese Pharmacopoeia (JP) and the United States Pharmacopeia (USP)] was hosted by the EDQM in Strasbourg, France, on 2-3 October 2018. WHO participated as Observer.
Products and Services | News | 24 October 2018 | Strasbourg, France
Recently released: 2 new Ph. Eur. Reference standards Zoledronic acid monohydrate and Infliximab BRP, as well as 16 replacement batches
European network of OMCLs | News | 17 October 2018 | Strasbourg, France
Following the detection of the impurity NDMA (N-nitrosodimethylamine) in valsartan at the end of June, the EDQM has conducted a complete review of the manufacturing information submitted in all Certificate of suitability (CEP) applications for valsartan and other structurally related active substances. The EDQM contacted those manufacturers of valsartan and other sartans holding CEPs which might...
Transplantation / European Organ Donation Day (EODD) | News | 12 October 2018 | Strasbourg, France
Organ transplantation is one of the great medical success stories of the 20th century, over the past few decades it has improved the quality of life of hundreds of thousands of patients. The most recent data show that more than 144 000 patients are waiting for a transplant in Council of Europe member states, and each day, 18 patients on waiting lists die waiting for an organ that never arrived...
European network of OMCLs | News | 11 October 2018 | Strasbourg, France
Today the first method for simultaneous determination of NDMA and NDEA in Sartan tablets, developed and validated for Valsartan tablets has been released by the German OMCL in Karlsruhe.
European Pharmacopoeia / Gene therapy | News | 08 October 2018 | Strasbourg, France
The EDQM is the Directorate of the Council of Europe responsible for supporting the basic human right of access to good quality medicines and health care in Europe. With its European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.), the EDQM sets requirements for the quality of medicines, including those in the field of Gene Therapy Products (GTPs).
Paediatric Formulary | News | 05 October 2018 | Strasbourg, France
The EDQM has launched a public consultation on the first two pilot monographs and on two general texts for its European Paediatric Formulary. Pharmacists and paediatricians across Europe are called to provide their feedback on the draft monographs on Hydrochlorothiazide oral solution and on Sotalol oral solution.
Transfusion / Legal Framework | News | 28 September 2018 | Strasbourg, France
The EDQM has issued a set of recommendations for the development of cost-effective and sustainable Quality Management Systems (QMSs) in Blood Establishments (BEs) across Europe. The document follows on from the European Conference on “Sharing best practices: Quality Risk Management, Change Control, Validation and Qualification in Blood Establishments”, held by the EDQM in October 2017 in...
Transplantation / Cell | News | 27 September 2018 | Strasbourg, France
This publication aims at providing clear, accurate and balanced information to women about the donation of oocytes (also known as egg cells).
European network of OMCLs | News | 21 September 2018 | Strasbourg, France
Since early July 2018, OMCLs have been involved in investigations and actions to address the issues related to the detection of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in valsartan. The Network has meanwhile developed methods for the specific testing of nitrosamines in sartans on the basis different analytical principles.
Transplantation / Publications / Transplant Newsletter | News | 21 September 2018 | Strasbourg, France
The Newsletter Transplant summarises comprehensive data provided by national focal points designated by governments on donation and transplantation activities.
European Pharmacopoeia / General | News | 18 September 2018 | Strasbourg, France
The EDQM has provided a platform for European and international medicine manufacturers to discuss new regulatory approaches in China on pharmaceutical excipients selection and quality control. During a workshop on 18 September in Strasbourg, the Chinese Pharmacopoeia (ChP) delivered the most complete picture of their roadmap on the quality of excipients in China. The ChP illustrated the...
European network of OMCLs | News | 14 September 2018 | Strasbourg, France
The EDQM continues investigating and defining actions to address the presence of all kinds of nitrosamines, including NDMA and NDEA in valsartan and other sartans which may be affected. As mentioned in a previous press release, the EDQM has contacted those manufacturers holding CEPs (Certificates of Suitability to the monographs of the European Pharmacopoeia) and whose substances may present a...
Products and Services | News | 07 September 2018 | Strasbourg, France
9 new Ph. Eur. Reference Standards (RS) were released in August 2018