Pharmacopoeial Discussion Group achievements

The Pharmacopoeial Discussion Group (PDG)1 held its interim videoconference on 15 April 2024.

The primary topic of the meeting was the lessons learned from the PDG expansion pilot programme that was launched in 2022 and ended in October 2023 with the inclusion of the Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission as the fourth member of the group. This discussion led to an exchange on how best to prepare for the inclusion of additional world pharmacopoeias that meet the entry criteria. An agreement on a framework for this next phase was one of the key outcomes of the meeting. The group will work on the details of the next phase, including updated entry criteria, in the coming months before launching a new expansion phase.