Implementation of pharmaceutical care in daily practice in South-eastern Europe Health Network (SEEHN) member states

EDQM 14/12/2023 Strasbourg, France

The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) has just published the results of a survey conducted in 2022 among states who are members of both the South-eastern Europe Health Network (SEEHN) and the Council of Europe. The main objective of this initiative was to...

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EDQM joins efforts to tackle medicine shortages

EDQM 11/10/2023 Strasbourg, France

Medicine shortages are a growing problem that compromises patient care. Two key committees at the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM), the European Committee on Pharmaceuticals and Pharmaceutical Care (CD-P-PH) and the European Pharmacopoeia Commission (EPC), are...

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Optimising pharmacotherapy and improving patient outcomes: EDQM collaborates on article published in Frontiers in Pharmacology

EDQM 19/09/2023 Strabourg, France

The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) has co-authored an article with a broad range of academics and interested parties, entitled “Recommendations for wider adoption of clinical pharmacy in Central and Eastern Europe in order to optimise pharmacotherapy and...

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Remote and online provision of medicines: EDQM targeted stakeholder consultation

EDQM 15/03/2023 STRASBOURG, FRANCE

From 13 March to 26 May 2023, the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) is undertaking a targeted consultation to seek the opinions of interested parties on a draft Council of Europe recommendation on best practices for the remote and online provision of medicines....

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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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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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