On 24 January 2017, the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Moldova to the Council of Europe handed to Mr Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, the instrument of accession to the Convention on the Elaboration of a European Pharmacopoeia [European Treaty Series n° 050], as amended by the Protocol of 16 November 1989.
On the occasion of World Haemophilia Day, the EDQM will provide a space for an event organised by the European Haemophilia Consortium (EHC) to address current challenges in the treatment of haemophilia. Representatives of patients’ associations, healthcare professionals and pharmaceutical industry will gather in Strasbourg to discuss the state of haemophilia care in Europe with the objective of...
The latest monthly activity report for the Certification of Substances Department (DCEP) is now available.
The European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) is consulting the public on three new texts, which for the first time in Europe, propose harmonised quality standards for Live Biotherapeutic Products (LBPs) used in human healthcare.
Pharmeuropa contains draft pharmacopoeial texts for which the European Pharmacopoeia Commission is seeking comment.
Pending completion of the review of the related substances test published in European Pharmacopoeia 9.0 by the group of experts, and to ensure a continuing supply of erythromycin ethylsuccinate active substance to the European markets, a revised monograph has been prepared and will be effective from 01 May 2017.
The European Pharmacopoeia Commission is seeking public feedback on its proposal to remove the requirements for a test for abnormal toxicity from 49 monographs of the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.).
The European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) Commission adopted 15 new monographs at its 157th Session, which took place in Strasbourg on 21-22 March.
The European network of Official Medicines Control Laboratories has highlighted how new analytical techniques will support national authorities, such as health government agencies, customs, police and courts, in the fight against falsified medicines. More than 95 participants from 27 countries, gathered in Nicosia on 28-29 March 2017.
A Poster session will be organised during the Conference and workshop on 'Sharing best practices for the implementation of Quality Management Systems in Blood Establishments (BEs)', 17-19 October 2017 in Strasbourg, France. Poster abstracts can be submitted until 30 April 2017.
EDQM has published the document « Top ten deficiencies – New Applications for Certificates of Suitability for chemical purity (2015-2016) ».
The EDQM will hold an international conference on 19-20 September 2017 in Prague (Czech Republic) to trace recent changes to the Certification Procedure in a fast moving regulatory environment.
With the publication of Supplement 9.3 of the European Pharmacopoeia, the USB version will be replaced by a downloadable version.
The EDQM will hold an international symposium on 10-11 October 2017 in Strasbourg (France) to present and discuss recent achievements, as well as future perspectives, of the Ph. Eur. in the microbiology field.
The Council of Europe’s EDQM has participated last week in the Summit on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism organised by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences of the Vatican State to raise awareness on organ trafficking and human trafficking for the purpose of organ removal.