Patient & Consumer Protection / Food contact material | News | 19 October 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has adopted a new resolution on the safety and quality of materials and articles for contact with food. This instrument is expected to improve the protection of consumers from contaminants (metals, antioxidants, stabilisers, colorants, plasticisers, etc.) potentially released by material in contact with food, such as containers, work surfaces or...
Paediatric Formulary | News | 16 October 2020 | Strasbourg, France
During the COVID-19 pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2, clinical trials aimed at demonstrating the safety and efficacy of established active substances in this new indication are currently ongoing and medicinal products are also being used experimentally in clinical practice. Reference is made to the WHO information on “Clinical management of severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) when COVID-19...
Paediatric Formulary | News | 05 October 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The EDQM has just released issue 2 of Pharmeuropa PaedForm, in which the third monograph elaborated by the PaedForm Working Party, the draft text for an ethanol-free formulation for Furosemide 2 mg/mL Oral Solution, is published for public consultation prior to its inclusion in the European Paediatric Formulary.
EDQM / All activities | News | 17 August 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.
Patient & Consumer Protection / Cosmetics | News | 20 July 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The experts of the European Committee for Cosmetics and Consumer Health (CD-P-COS) held a virtual meeting on 22 and 23 June to define steps for advancing consumer protection in Europe and for reinforcing cross-border co-operation and independent cosmetics testing. The meeting also marked the 10th anniversary of the Network of Official Cosmetics Control Laboratories (OCCLs), which supports...
EDQM / All activities | News | 30 June 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare’s 2019 annual report is now available, providing a comprehensive overview of our activities in 2019 and information on our achievements and events.
Anti-falsification activities / Steering Committee | News | 09 June 2020 | Strasbourg, France
The Committee of Experts on Minimising Public Health Risks Posed by Falsification of Medical Products and Similar Crimes (CD-P-PH/CMED) held its spring meeting via videoconference from 26 to 28 May 2020. Some 35 delegates from 24 countries participated. A dedicated discussion took place to exchange experience and information related to the COVID-19 crisis.