Saturday, 7 December 2013

South Africa joins the European Pharmacopoeia


The 37 signatory states of the European Pharmacopoeia Commission and the Commission of the European Union have unanimously decided to grant The Medicines Control Council of South Africa Observer Status to the European Pharmacopoeia. This brings the number of observers to twenty-five, including the World Health Organization (WHO).

South Africa’s application and acceptance as an Observer by EDQM for the European Pharmacopoeia is recognition of the large strides South Africa has made in the past decade and will allow the regulator and ultimately the local pharmaceutical industry to gain more expertise in the specialised field of plasma fractionation through the Ph.Eur. structures. It comes soon after the South African Medicine Control Council’s acceptance into PIC/S, once again, highlighting significant development taking place within the regulatory framework to the benefit of the patients of South Africa receiving PDMP.
For details, see SA EP

Posted by Tim Sandle