Sunday, 3 November 2019

Good Distribution Practice: A Handbook for Healthcare Manufacturers and Suppliers

An excellent new two-volume book has been published, vital for those working in pharmaceuticals and healthcare:

Good Distribution Practice: A Handbook for Healthcare Manufacturers and Suppliers - Edited by Siegfried Schmitt.

A two-volume reference publication, discussing in detail global regulations and practices. Over 30 professionals and experts share their knowledge, interpret the regulations and provide a plethora of best-practice examples.

Volume 1
Following an introduction into the subject of Good Distribution Practice (GDP), the key topics covered in this volume relate to:
  • The applicable GDP regulations globally, including serialization
  • Qualified Person (QP) and Responsible Person (RP) in GDP
  • GDP as part of the Quality Management System (QMS)
  • Good Distribution Practice - the industry perspective
  • GDP Checklist
Volume 2

Following an introduction into the subject of Good Distribution Practice (GDP), the key topics covered in this volume relate to:
  • De-risking the supply chain
  • Serialisation and Packaging in Practice
  • Other chapters provide details about packaging materials. 
The authors not only introduce the readers to the options available, but more importantly help assure that the selection of packaging materials is linked to shipping routes, pharmaceutical material properties and lastly costs. 

The book is available from the PDA Bookstore:



Or from Amazon :


Volume 2

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