Details of Treaty No.050

Convention on the Elaboration of a European Pharmacopoeia
Title Convention on the Elaboration of a European Pharmacopoeia
Reference CETS No.050
Opening of the treaty Strasbourg, 22/07/1964  - Treaty open for signature by the member States which take part in the activities in the field of public health referred to in Resolution (59)23 and for accession by other member States and by non-member States
Entry into Force 08/05/1974  - 8 Ratifications.

The Convention aims to harmonise specifications for medicinal substances in their original state or in the form of pharmaceutical preparations. The Parties undertake progressively to elaborate a European pharmacopoeia. The European Pharmacopoeia becomes the official standard applicable within the respective Parties. It is drawn up by the European Pharmacopoeia Commission which determines the general principles applicable to the elaboration of the European Pharmacopoeia, decides upon methods of analysis, arranges for the preparation of and adoption of monographs to be included in it, and recommends the fixing of the time limits within which its decisions of a technical character are to be implemented within the territories of the Parties.

The European Pharmacopoeia Commission operates under the overall supervision of the Public Health Committee.

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