WHO Expert Committee on Specifications for Pharmaceutical Preparations - WHO Technical Report Series, No. 908 - Thirty-seventh Report
(2003; 148 pages) View the PDF document
Table of Contents
View the documentWHO Expert Committee on Specifications for Pharmaceutical Preparations
View the document1. Introduction
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Open this folder and view contents3. Quality control - specifications and tests
View the document4. Quality control - international reference materials
Open this folder and view contents5. Quality control - national laboratories
Open this folder and view contents6. Quality assurance - good manufacturing practices
Open this folder and view contents7. Quality assurance - inspection
Open this folder and view contents8. Quality assurance - distribution and trade-related
Open this folder and view contents9. Quality assurance - risk analysis
Open this folder and view contents10. Quality assurance - drug supply
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View the document12. International Nonproprietary Names (INNs) programme
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View the documentAcknowledgements
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View the documentAnnex 1 Recommendations on risk of transmitting animal spongiform encephalopathy agents via medicinal products
View the documentAnnex 2 The International Pharmacopoeia: revised concepts and future perspectives
Open this folder and view contentsAnnex 3 Guidelines on Good Manufacturing Practices for radiopharmaceutical products
Open this folder and view contentsAnnex 4 Good Manufacturing Practices for pharmaceutical products: main principles
View the documentAnnex 5 Model certificate of Good Manufacturing Practices
View the documentAnnex 6 Guidance on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP): inspection report
View the documentAnnex 7 Application of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) methodology to pharmaceuticals
Open this folder and view contentsAnnex 8 Procedure for assessing the acceptability, in principle, of pharmaceutical products for purchase by United Nations agencies
Close this folderAnnex 9 Guide to good storage practices for pharmaceuticals1
View the document1. Introduction
View the document2. Glossary
View the document3. Personnel
View the document4. Premises and facilities
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View the document6. Returned goods
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View the documentAppendix Storage and labelling conditions2
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7. Dispatch and transport

7.1 Materials and pharmaceutical products should be transported in such a way that their integrity is not impaired and that storage conditions are maintained.

7.2 Special care should be exercised when using dry ice in cold chains. In addition observing to safety precautions, it must be ensured that the materials or product does not come in into contact with dry ice, as this may adversely affect the product quality, e.g. by freezing.

7.3 Where appropriate, the use of devices to monitor conditions such as temperature during transportation is recommended. Monitoring records should be available for review.

7.4 The dispatch and transport of materials and pharmaceutical products should be carried out only after receipt of a delivery order. The receipt of the delivery order and the dispatch of the goods must be documented.

7.5 Dispatch procedures should be established and documented, taking into account the nature of the materials and pharmaceutical products concerned and any special precautions that might be required.

7.6 The outside container should offer adequate protection from all external influences and should be indelibly and clearly labelled.

7.7 Records for dispatch should be retained, stating at least:

- the date of dispatch;

- the customer’s name and address;

- the product description, e.g. name, dosage form and strength (if appropriate), batch number and quantify;

- the transport and storage conditions.


7.8 All records should be readily accessible and available on request.

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