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- Keywords > Good Pharmacopoeial Practices (GPhP)
- Keywords > International Pharmacopoeia (The)
- Keywords > international standards - quality of medicines
- Keywords > pharmaceutical quality control
- Keywords > pharmacopoeial reference standards
- Keywords > quality assurance - medicines
- Keywords > regulatory harmonization
- Keywords > testing - analysis of medicines and active pharmaceutical ingredients
(2014; 4 pages)
The International Pharmacopoeia is a result of WHO’s focus on quality medicines. It provides publicly available standards for quality control testing of pharmaceuticals.
With the advent of globalization the need for harmonized pharmaceutical standards has become increasingly urgent. In recent years, WHO has supported regulatory convergence among Member States in various ways. The Organization has taken the lead in bringing together all active pharmacopoeias to work towards convergence of their standards and practices. This initiative is starting to deliver.