(1999; 168 pages) [Spanish]
4.1 Good laboratory practices in government drug quality control laboratories
The Committee agreed that it was time to revise the guidelines that were published in 1987 as Annex 1 to its thirtieth report (10). In revising the guidelines, it would be necessary to state that the document is meant for use mainly in official drug control laboratories, to avoid confusion with laboratory practices for use in toxicological and environmental laboratories. The revised guidelines would use the term "good control laboratory practices" and would make reference to any supplementary training materials that were available. The Committee encouraged the Secretariat to undertake the revision in consultation with those present at the Committee's meeting, taking account of the Recommendations on a quality system for official medicines control laboratories published by the Pharmaceutical Inspection Convention (PIC) (11).