Stakeholder consultation – Draft guidelines for medication review

EDQM 26/07/2022 Strasbourg, France

From 20 July to 23 September 2022, the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) is seeking the opinions of stakeholders on its draft guidelines for medication review. This consultation targets international organisations active in public health and social matters,...

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2021 Highlights – EDQM annual report now available

EDQM 14/06/2022 Strasbourg, France

Download: 2021 Highlights – EDQM annual report The 2021 annual report of the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) is now available, providing a comprehensive overview of its activities and achievements. New to this edition is a four-page summary of key facts and...

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New EDQM website, redesigned to better serve your needs – Now online!

EDQM 01/04/2022 Strasbourg, France

The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) has just launched its redesigned website. Discover the following new features. Improved, user-friendly navigation by main topics. This means faster access – in fewer clicks – to the information you need using the top menu...

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EDQM webinar provides insights on how to implement pharmaceutical care in Europe

EDQM 15/12/2020 Strasbourg, France

The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) has released a webinar illustrating the content of Council of Europe Resolution CM/Res(2020)3 on the implementation of pharmaceutical care for the benefit of patients and health services, which aims to support member states...

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New Council of Europe resolution to promote pharmaceutical care in Europe

EDQM 18/03/2020 Strasbourg

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...

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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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EDQM launches public consultation on first pilot monographs for European Paediatric Formulary

EDQM 05/10/2018 Strasbourg, France

The EDQM has launched a public consultation on the first two pilot monographs and on two general texts for its European Paediatric Formulary. Pharmacists and paediatricians across Europe are called to provide their feedback on the draft monographs on Hydrochlorothiazide oral solution and on...

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Staying abreast of scientific and technological progress and strengthening healthcare in Europe: EDQM Annual Report showcases achievements for 2017

EDQM 02/07/2018

The EDQM has released its 2017 Annual Report providing an overview of its accomplishments. Among the major highlights for the past year, the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) Commission kept on ensuring that the monographs and texts of the Ph.Eur. stay abreast of scientific and technological...

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Towards harmonisation in the classification of medicines across Europe

EDQM 23/05/2018 Strasbourg, France

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted a revised Resolution on the classification of medicines as regards their supply. It calls on the States Parties to the Convention on the Elaboration of a European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur. Convention) to regularly provide information on...

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New Automated Dose Dispensing (ADD) Guidelines

EDQM 15/03/2018 Strasbourg, France

The EDQM has issued its Guidelines on ‘Best Practice for the Automated Dose Dispensing (ADD) Process and Care and Safety of Patients’. ADD is an automated process, which allows one or more medicinal products to be dispensed into a container/pouch for a patient to take at a particular date and...

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