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Update to the EU’s Good Distrubution Practice guidelines

March 13, 2013

Dominic Parry

Good Distribution Practice, or GDP, is the standard used to cover the movement and transport of materials.  Historically GDP covered the movement of finished product from the pharmaceutical manufacturing site to the wholesalers and retailers and strictly speaking this is still the case.  However with ever more complicated movements of starting materials, intermediate products and finished products then the principles of GDP can apply throughout the whole supply chain – covering the movement of all materials both to and from a pharmaceutical manufacturing site.GDP Read more

New EU GMP Chapters in operation today

January 31, 2013

Dominic Parry

Just a reminder that the new EU GMP Chapter 1 on Pharmaceutical Quality Systems and Chapter 7 on Outsourced Acticities come into operation today (31st January 2013).  To read my posts on these from last year and to see in actual text click on the links.

If you need any training support for auditing suppliers and pharmaceutical quality systems then visit our web-site for details of our IRCA registered Pharmaceutical Quality Management Systems Auditor/ Lead Auditor training course.

Regards,  Dominic

Auditing abroad

November 30, 2012

Dominic Parry

If you perform supplier audits then there are a few things that you should consider.  Firstly, ensure you received good training in how to audit.  This will make for a better audit and will help to ensure you represent your company professionally.  Secondly, try and shadow an existing auditor for a few audits first in order to get a feel for the audit process.  As your experience grows then you should get more confident.  Eventually though you may end up with a new challenge for all new auditors – being asked to perform an audit in a foreign country, where you don’t speak the local language!  How should this be tackled?Auditing foreign language Read more

Top 20 posts from this blog

October 31, 2012

Dominic Parry

Here are the 20 most popular posts from this blog.  The most popular is first. Read more

Update to EU GMP Chapter 1 – Pharmaceutical Quality System

October 26, 2012

Dominic Parry

After a longer period of review and many draft versions published the final update to EU GMP Chapter 1 on “Quality Management” comes into operation on 31st January 2013. Here is a summary of the main changes. Read more

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