Directive 2011/62/EU against counterfeit medicines plans the creation of guidelines for good distribution practice. The existing guideline from 1994 on good distribution practice (Document 94/C 63/03) cannot be used as it has become outdated with regard to the general progress made in good storage and distribution practice. Therefore, an in-depth revision had to be performed. On 15 July 2011, the EU Commission published the revised draft on good distribution practice with a deadline for comments until 31 December 2011 on its website (see also our News from 20 July 2011).
On 1 February 2012 the Commission published the comments received from authorities, associations and industry - including transport and logistics companies - without any thematic structure. In total, there are 82 single PDF documents which can be read on the Commission Website in the section "Public Health".
Dr Gerhard Becker
CONCEPT Heidelberg (a service provider entrusted by the ECA Foundation)