EDQM closure Monday 15 August 2022 and IT maintenance Saturday 13 to Monday 15 August 2022

EDQM 08/08/2022 Strasbourg and Metz, France

Due to a public holiday in France, the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) will be closed on Monday 15 August 2022. In addition, maintenance work impacting the EDQM network will also be carried out starting Saturday 13 August, until the evening of Monday 15...

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The Council of Europe appoints future EDQM Director

EDQM 28/06/2021 Strasbourg, France

The Council of Europe has appointed Petra Dörr, PhD, as future Director of the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM). She will take over the function from the current Director, Susanne Keitel, in October 2021. Petra Dörr comes to the EDQM with more than 25 years of...

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Impact of COVID-19 crisis – National authorities in Europe report shortages of medical products and increase in illegal activities

EDQM 09/06/2020 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...

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Council of Europe study highlights inadequacy of legislation on pharmaceutical crime

EDQM 22/01/2020 Strasbourg, France

A recent study, "Medicrime vs Volcano: a practical case study on how the Council of Europe Convention could improve the fight against pharmaceutical crime", carried out within the framework of the Council of Europe MEDICRIME Convention has highlighted shortcomings of current legislative...

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Slovenia signs the MEDICRIME convention

EDQM 06/03/2019 Strasbourg, France

Slovenia signed the Council of Europe Convention on the counterfeiting of medical products and similar crimes involving threats to public health (CETS 211, MEDICRIME Convention) on 6 March 2019. The Convention now counts 14 signatory countries as well as 15 countries who have ratified it. The...

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Falsification of medical products: a revised version of Know-X database is launched

EDQM 16/07/2018 Strasbourg, France

The EDQM has launched a revised version of its Know-X database. This project jointly carried out by the Official Medicines Control Laboratories (OMCL) Network and the EDQM’s Committee of Experts on Minimising Public Health Risks Posed by Falsification of Medical Products and Similar Crimes...

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OMCLs discuss Brexit and updates to medicines’ testing methods at annual meeting

EDQM 25/05/2018 Strasbourg, France

The Annual Meeting of the Official Medicines Control Laboratories (OMCLs) took place on 14-18 May in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina). It was attended by 230 participants from 38 countries, representing 65 official laboratories and including a representative of the OMCL Network, the Taiwan Food...

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