Paediatric Formulary | News | 03 April 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The European Paediatric Formulary (PaedF) Working Party, in this exceptional situation, wishes to serve pharmacists by compiling existing knowledge on paediatric formulations for active substances under investigation as well as known authorised medicinal products. Information on paediatric formulations of active substances used in clinical trials but also experimentally in clinical practice...
EDQM / All activities | News | 03 April 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The EDQM’s core activities include the provision of documentary and physical (reference) standards to ensure the quality of medicines and their ingredients. Availability of and access for patients to quality medicines is more important than ever in the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic.
European Pharmacopoeia / Ph. Eur. Commission | News | 31 March 2020 | Strasbourg, France
In January 2017, the EDQM published an update on the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) policy on elemental impurities in which the special case of excipients of natural origin was highlighted. At the time, and based on feedback gathered from stakeholders during workshops and conferences, the Ph. Eur. Commission decided to make an exception for these substances and keep the specific elemental...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.