Brochure - The EDQM, a leading organisation that protects public health (2017)
The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) of the Council of Europe traces its origins and statutes to the Convention on the Elaboration of a European Pharmacopoeia (an international treaty adopted by the Council of Europe in 1964). The 37 member states and European Union (EU) that have signed the Convention are committed to achieving harmonisation of the quality of medicines throughout the European continent and beyond.
This brochure presents the activities of the EDQM.
CHAPTER 1 – The EDQM at a glance
ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THE QUALITY OF MEDICINES
CHAPTER 2 – The european pharmacopoeia: establishing quality specifications and pharmaceutical reference standards
CHAPTER 3 – The certification procedure: evaluating quality dossiers on the manufacture of substances for pharmaceutical use and the related inspections programme
CHAPTER 4 – The omcl network: quality control of medicines on the market
CHAPTER 5 – Pharmaceutical care and combating counterfeit medicines
ACTIVITIES RELATED TO PATIENT AND CONSUMER PROTECTION
CHAPTER 6 – Transfusion, transplantation, cosmetics and food contact materia