Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM)


Control of medicines

The European Pharmacopoeia is a collection of quality standards applicable to all medicines.
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Tests to be carried out on medicines and raw materials used in the production of medicines are described in details. These quality standards are legally binding and compliance is mandatory in order to obtain a marketing authorisation from a national or European authority.
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European Pharmacopoeia

The EDQM is a leading organisation that protects public health by enabling the development, supporting the implementation and monitoring the application of quality standards for safe medicines and their safe use.
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It develops also guidance and standards in the areas of blood transfusion, organ transplantation and consumer health issues.
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European Organ Donation Day (EODD)

The need for organ transplants is increasing worldwide. The on-going lack of available organs has resulted in an increase in the number of patients on the waiting list.
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The idea behind this Day, initiated by the Council of Europe, is to help a different member state each year to encourage debate and provide information on organ donation and transplantation, legal and medical measures so that each person can decide on donation and make their wishes known to their family.
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