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A draft for Ph. Eur general chapter 3.2.3. Sterile plastic containers for human blood and blood components has recently been published for comments in Pharmeuropa. It is proposed to delete the abnormal toxicity test (2.6.9) (ATT) from the Tests section.
The safety features required for the implementation of the Anti-Counterfeit Directive will have to be implemented by the 9th February 2019. The European Commission has released version 5 of its Questions and Answers on safety features and the German initiative securPharm has just published the Status Report for 2017. Read more about the SecurPharm Status Report 2017 and about the EU's Q&A document on safety features.
Certificates of Analysis (CoA) have to be issued for excipients, APIs, packaging materials and finished products. Regarding those certificates, there are a number of guidelines. A closer look at these guidelines shows that there are several regulatory requirements which are often unknown. Read more about GMP/FDA compliant Certificates of Analysis (CoA).