Press Release - PDG Meeting Strasbourg - May 2016
The meeting of the Pharmacopoeial Discussion Group (PDG) [European Pharmacopoeia (Ph.Eur.), Japanese Pharmacopoeia (JP), and the United States Pharmacopeia (USP)] was hosted by EDQM in Strasbourg, France, 25-26 May 2016. To date, 29 of the 36 General Chapters and 49 of the 67 excipient monographs on the current work programme have been harmonised.
Press release - New chair of the Ph. Eur. Commission elected - March 2016
During its 154th session, the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) Commission elected Dr Tobias Gosdschan as its Chair for a term from June 2016 to June 2019. He will become the 18th Chair of the Ph. Eur. Commission since its establishment in 1964. Dr Gosdschan will be supported by 2 new Vice-chairs to be elected in June. Together they will guide the work of the Commission for the three coming years.
Press release - Potential presence of mutagenic alkyl sulfonates in active substances - February 2016
With the coming into force of the European Pharmacopoeia Supplement 8.7 on 1 April 2016, the last of the five general methods elaborated by the Mesilate Working Party will be implemented in the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.)...
Press release - CALL FOR EXPERTS: Appointment of experts to prepare for the 10th Edition - February 2016
nearly 3000 monographs and general texts and will become legally binding across the continent on 1st January 2017. This would not have been possible without the contributions from and dedication of a network of more than 700 experts in pharmaceutical sciences from Ph. Eur. member states and observers to the European Pharmacopoeia Commission.
Press release - New general chapter on chemometrics in the European Pharmacopoeia - January 2016
The chapter on Chemometric methods applied to analytical data (5.21) has been published in the European Pharmacopoeia Supplement 8.7 which enters into force on 1 April 2016. The European Pharmacopoeia is the first pharmacopoeia to have elaborated such a chapter. This general chapter is for information only and is not legally binding.
Press release - Revised General Chapter on Raman Spectroscopy in the European Pharmacopoeia - January 2016
The European Pharmacopoeia Commission has revised its General Chapter on Raman Spectroscopy (2.2.48). The revised chapter is published in Supplement 8.7 and enters into force on 1 April 2016. The chapter has been completely rewritten and has been given a new structure.
Press release - A European formulary for paediatric medicines: rules and criteria approved - January 2016
The European Committee on Pharmaceuticals and Pharmaceutical Care (CD-P-PH) adopted, at its last session in November 2015, the detailed framework of a project for a European Paediatric Formulary. This is a recent initiative launched by the CD-P-PH and the European Pharmacopoeia Commission. The EDQM provides the scientific secretariat for the project.
Press Releases archives 2015
Read all of the press releases published by the EDQM in 2015.
Press Release - Ph. Eur. Policy on elemental impurities - April 2015
In preparation for implementation of the ICH Q3D guideline on elemental impurities, the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) Commission endorsed a preliminary implementation strategy at its 149th Session (June 2014) and information on this strategy was communicated in a press release issued on 18 July 2014.