(2003; 148 pages)
8.1 Good trade and distribution practices of pharmaceutical starting materials
The Committee was informed that a number of incidents involving diethylene glycol had led to the preparation of guidelines for good trade and distribution practices of pharmaceutical starting materials and recommendations to Member States. This document is focussed on the repacking or relabelling of starting materials. The Committee was informed that the consultation process involving all interested parties had still not been completed. However, it endorsed the principles contained in the draft guidelines.