4/5 February 2020
Prague, Czech Republic
A new general USP Chapter <1083> Good Distribution Practices - Supply Chain Integrity has been presented in the new issue of the USP Pharmacopeial Forum (volume 38, edition 2).
The main issue of the new chapter focuses on counterfeited medicines. Here are the topics which are dealt with in detail:
A paragraph entitled "Best Practices to combat Counterfeit Drugs and Medical Devices" presents a range of measures and possibilities to combat counterfeit medicines:
Pharmaceutical manufacturers should establish a global and dedicated team to oversee product security. Furthermore, measures and steps are recommended when a counterfeit product or suspected counterfeit product is detected in the supply chain. The new chapter will be added to USP 36.
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Dr Günter Brendelberger
CONCEPT HEIDELBERG (a service provider entrusted by the ECA Foundation)