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.
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...
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.
Consumer Health protection / Packaging material for food | News | 06 February 2020 | Strasbourg, France
In the framework of its task to develop and strengthen standards and policies to improve the health protection of consumers, the European Committee for Food Contact Materials and Articles (Partial Agreement) (CD-P-MCA), has elaborated a set of general technical provisions to be appended to an upcoming Council of Europe resolution on food contact materials and articles and specific provisions for...
Patient & Consumer Protection / Anti-falsification activities | News | 22 January 2020 | Strasbourg, France
A recent study carried out within the framework of the Council of Europe MEDICRIME Convention has highlighted shortcomings of current legislative approaches in relation to the protection of patients against falsified medicines in Europe. The study, authored by Domenico Di Giorgio of the Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA), and Diana Russo, Public Prosecutor of Naples, Italy, with the support of the...
Paediatric Formulary | News | 18 December 2019 | Strasbourg, France
The EDQM is pleased to announce that the European Paediatric Formulary is now available free of charge on a dedicated online platform. This is a major achievement for the PaedForm Working Party and all the stakeholders involved, since it not only embodies several years’ work and dedication to the project, but feeds into the fundamental human right of equal access to quality healthcare.
EDQM / All activities | News | 21 November 2019 | Strasbourg, France
As part of its efforts to improve customer service, the EDQM has developed a streamlined version of its HelpDesk and FAQs platform. The new HelpDesk was redesigned on the basis of feedback received from users and now benefits from a more intuitive interface, which is expected to enhance customer support and improve user experience.
EDQM / All activities | News | 04 November 2019 | Strasbourg, France
A phishing campaign has been launched from the internet by impersonating an EDQM user in e-mails aimed at infecting the recipients’ computers. These e-mails have been sent from outside the EDQM’s infrastructure, which is why the EDQM has no control over them.