European Pharmacopoeia / Animal testing | News | 24 March 2020 | Strasbourg, France
At its 165th session (November 2019), the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) Commission adopted 16 revised monographs on tetanus vaccines, following a re-assessment of toxicity testing requirements. The revisions include the suppression of three tests and the harmonisation, as far as possible, of the Ph. Eur.’s toxicity testing requirements for tetanus vaccines for human and veterinary use.
European Pharmacopoeia / Announcements | News | 24 March 2020 | Strasbourg, France
Are you ready to comply with the new European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) revised text on extraneous agent testing in immunological veterinary medicinal products (IVMPs)? The approach to extraneous agent testing in IVMPs has recently been updated and manufacturers of these products are required to comply with new standards from 1 July 2020. The EDQM is organising two free webinar sessions to help Ph...
EDQM / All activities | News | 19 March 2020 | Strasbourg, France
Due to the measures implemented by the French government in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the EDQM will, until further notice, only be able to answer queries through its Online HelpDesk. We will continue to do our utmost to provide you with the best possible service, but please note that there may still be delays in processing requests.
Pharmaceutical care / Policy support | News | 18 March 2020 | Strasbourg, France
A new Council of Europe resolution on the implementation of pharmaceutical care for the benefit of patients and health services has been adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe to improve medication use and the quality of care across Europe. The resolution defines a framework for promoting and implementing the concept of pharmaceutical care in health systems at national...
Products and Services | News | 18 March 2020 | Strasbourg, France
Due to the global impact of COVID-19, there have been disruptions to flights as well as restrictions on the fulfilment of services by designated courier companies. Limitations on deliveries and extra precautions, such as quarantine and restricted capacity of customs are also causing some delays
Certification of suitability (CEP) | News | 13 March 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The EDQM would like to inform CEP holders of the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on activities related to the CEP procedure. With regards to sending CEPs, due to issues experienced in shipping/delivering CEPs in some zones considered at risk, the EDQM is contacting the relevant CEP holders in advance to confirm that delivery is possible or to propose alternatives when companies are closed.
Reference Standard / General | News | 13 March 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The EDQM Laboratory successfully obtained accreditation for the 2017 version of the ISO 17025 standard from the Belgian accreditation organisation BELAC in February 2020, confirming the validity of the results generated for its Ph. Eur. Reference Standards.
European Pharmacopoeia / General text/chapter | News | 09 March 2020 | Strasbourg, France
In January 2020, the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) launched a public consultation on a new general chapter on Balances (2.1.7). Users and concerned parties can submit their comments in Pharmeuropa 32.1 until 31 March 2020. Please use this last opportunity to send us your contributions!
European Pharmacopoeia / Monograph | News | 06 March 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) 9th Edition has been obsolete since 1 January 2020. Consequently, the 9th Edition online and all previous versions, including the Ph. Eur. archives for 9th Edition clients, have no longer been accessible since 1 March 2020.
European Pharmacopoeia / International harmonisation | News | 05 March 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The EDQM organised the one-day “Meet the World Pharmacopoeias” Symposium on 20 February 2020 at the EDQM premises in Strasbourg, after the 11th International Meeting of World Pharmacopoeias (IMWP), which was also hosted at its premises.
Products and Services | News | 04 March 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The EDQM announces the availability of 4 new European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) reference standard and 19 replacement batches for Ph. Eur. reference standards.
EDQM / All activities | News | 04 March 2020 | Strasbourg, France
As every year, the EDQM is organising a number of events to connect people and share knowledge and expertise. Given the growing public health concerns around the COVID-19 outbreak, the EDQM may have to postpone some of its events or offer remote participation, as a measure to protect the health of speakers and participants. More information will be made available on the EDQM website in coming...
EDQM / All activities | News | 02 March 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The EDQM regrets to inform its users that the search engine on its website has been deactivated and is currently unavailable for technical reasons.
European Pharmacopoeia / International harmonisation | News | 21 February 2020 | Strasbourg, France
At the 11th International Meeting of the World Pharmacopoeias (IMWP) co-hosted by the WHO and the EDQM in Strasbourg (France), national and regional pharmacopoeias brought forward initiatives to strengthen their co-operation as a way to improve public health outcomes for patients.
European Pharmacopoeia / Ph. Eur. Commission | News | 20 February 2020 | Strasbourg, France
At its 165th session in November 2019, the European Pharmacopoeia Commission adopted two general chapters related to testing for particulate contamination in pharmaceutical preparations.