The meeting of the Pharmacopoeial Discussion Group (PDG) [European Pharmacopoeia (Ph.Eur.), Japanese Pharmacopoeia (JP), and the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP)] was hosted by USP in Rockville, Maryland, U.S.A., September 12 – 13 2017.
PDG has agreed to the implementation of significant changes to the work structure, including:
- Eliminating two stages of PDG harmonization process to streamline and reduce the level of complexity.
- Restructuring meeting format to engage more effectively at the technical level with regards to resolving issues on specific topics.
- Maintaining a twice-yearly meeting frequency with a focus on strategic direction setting.