In 2009, the medical world faced a severe shortage of molybdenum-99 due to unexpected shutdown of some of the five nuclear research reactors that then supplied practically whole world consumption of molybdenum-99.
The recent adoption at its 156th session on 22-24 November of new texts demonstrates the Commission’s commitment to the replacement, reduction and refinement of animal tests in the quality control of medicines.
At its 156th session (22-23 November 2016), the European Pharmacopoeia Commission approved the priorities for the three coming years, which are aimed at maintaining the scientific excellence, leading role and influence of the Ph. Eur. worldwide.
The meeting of the Pharmacopoeial Discussion Group (PDG) [European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.), Japanese Pharmacopoeia (JP), and the United States Pharmacopeia (USP)] was hosted by JP in Tokyo, Japan, 24-26 October 2016.
Top representatives from the EDQM, the Chinese Pharmacopoeia Commission (ChP) and major trade associations gathered recently in Strasbourg for a one-day workshop
In three texts published in Edition 9.0, certain of the mathematical symbols ‘>’ and ‘<’ were missing from all versions (print, online and USB) of the English text...
Deadline for comments: 31 December 2016. Pharmeuropa contains draft pharmacopoeial texts for which the European Pharmacopoeia Commission is seeking comment.
The EDQM’s international conference held in Tallinn to mark the publication of the 9th edition of the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) brought together participants from 41 different countries.
The EDQM has agreed with the Japanese authorities to improve the sharing of information related to therapeutic products that are common to both Europe and Japan, and to strengthen collaboration between the European and Japanese Pharmacopoeias.
It has been noticed that, in four texts (general chapters 2.2.46 and 5.3, monographs 0125 and 2034) that were published in Supplement 8.8...
The 9th Edition of the European Pharmacopoeia, which is applicable in 37 European countries from 1 January 2017 and is used in over 100 countries worldwide, is now available!
In order to give all subscribers to the European Pharmacopoeia (electronic and print versions) access to corrected texts published in...
It has been noticed that the monograph on polysorbate 80 (0428) contains an error in the expression used to calculate the concentration of dioxan, i.e. a factor 1000 is missing from the numerator.
Pharmeuropa contains draft pharmacopoeial texts for which the European Pharmacopoeia Commission is seeking comment. If you would like to receive e-mail alerts when an issue is complete, please register for Pharmeuropa online. Pharmeuropa issue 28.3 is now complete.
During its 155th session, which took place on 21-22 June, the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) Commission elected Prof. Torbjörn Arvidsson (Sweden) and Dr Hilda Köszegi Szalai (Hungary) as its first and second Vice-chair, respectively, for a term of three years. The Commission also adopted nine new monographs and one new general chapter as well as 46 revised monographs, 15 revised general...