The Consultation on Good Practices for Health Products Manufacture and Inspection, hosted by the Norms and Standards for Pharmaceutical Team & the WHO Prequalification Inspection Service (PQT), was held in Geneva, Switzerland, on 27-29 June 2023.
The 18th round of the Proficiency Testing Program for Quality Control Laboratories has been concluded. In the test Work of the analyst with a Mohr pipette, 22 laboratories participated, and in the test Qualification of an Analyst Working with the Spectrophotometry Method in the UV-VIS Range, 25 laboratories took part.
Ukrainian Scientific Pharmacopoeial Center for Quality of Medicines received a letter of appreciation from the Luhansk State Medical University. In particular, it is noted that the Ukrainian Scientific Pharmacopoeial Center for Quality of Medicines is a leader in the standardization and quality control of medicinal products in Ukraine and plays a leading role in Ukraine's healthcare and pharmaceutical industry.
On June 20-21, 2023, the 176th session of the European Pharmacopoeia Commission (EPC) was held in Strasbourg, France, in which Natalya Volovyk, Deputy Director for Quality of the Ukrainian Scientific Pharmacopoeial Center for Quality of Medicines, took part via video conference.
The kick-off meeting of the 14th International Meeting of World Pharmacopeias (IMWP), dedicated to reviewing mechanisms for internal collaboration and communication, took place on June 7, 2023.
At the 176th session of the European Pharmacopoeia Commission, the candidacy of Nelia Kyshynets, a senior researcher at the Ukrainian Scientific Pharmacopoeial Center for Quality of Medicines, has been approved for participation in the working group CTP: Cell Therapy Products of the European Pharmacopoeia based on the nomination by the secretariat of the national pharmacopoeial authority of Ukraine.
It is estimated worldwide that half of all medicines are inappropriately prescribed or dispensed, and half of all patients use them incorrectly.
The submission of results from participants of the 18th round of the Proficiency Testing Program for Quality Control Laboratories has been completed, and the processing of the results has begun.
From April 25 to 27, 2023, the Consultations on Quality Control and Pharmacopoeial Specifications for Medicines took place at the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The event was attended by 30 participants from all 6 WHO regions, either virtually or in person.
On 24th―26th May 2023, the annual meeting of the Secretariats of National Pharmacopoeial Authorities (NPA) of the European Pharmacopoeia member states took place in Helsinki, Finland. The meeting was organized by the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM). Ukraine was represented at the event by Natalia VOLOVYK, Deputy Director for Quality of the Ukrainian Scientific Pharmacopoeial Center for Quality of Medicines.
On March 21-22, 2023, the delegation of Ukraine, consisting of Oleksandr GRYZODUB and Natalia VOLOVYK (Director and Deputy Director for Quality of the Ukrainian Scientific Pharmacopoeial Center for Quality of Medicines, respectively) took part in the 175th meeting of the European Pharmacopoeia Commission online.
To ensure more effective communication and work, the US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) has created sectors and regional chapters, namely: the Biological Sector, Dietary Supplements Sector, South Asia Regional Chapter, Greater China Regional Chapter, Healthcare Practices Sector, Excipients Sector, Latin American Regional Chapter, Middle East and North Africa Regional Chapter, Generics Sector, Innovation Sector, Asia-Pacific Regional Chapter, and European Regional Chapter.