(2003; 148 pages)
10.1 Procedure for assessing the acceptability for purchase of pharmaceutical products
The Committee was informed that WHO was in the process of developing a pre-qualification system for suppliers of pharmaceutical products. The purpose of this procedure was to verify that prequalified pharmaceutical products meet the specifications set by relevant agencies of the United Nations and the requirements recommended by WHO, including compliance with GMP. The need for inspection reports to be confidential and for competent inspectors to be selected was emphasized by members of the Committee.
The Committee adopted the relevant document “Procedure for assessing the acceptability, in principle, of pharmaceutical products for purchase by United Nations agencies” (Annex 8).