IPEC e-newsletter - Excipients Insight February 2018 - 28-02-18


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GDP Committee: What's next after GDP guide revision?

2017 was a big year for the GDP Committee, with a key achievement the publication of the revised IPEC GDP Guide as an IPEC Federation document that is aligned with the World Health Organization’s Good Trade and Distribution Practices (GTDP) document.

Presenting on behalf of the Committee at IPEC Europe’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Bordeaux earlier this month, current chair Frank Milek (pictured) highlighted other initiatives in the year, including the presentation of a webinar to introduce the guide run by Committee member Allan Whiston, the drafting of a position paper on supply chain security, and the revision of the GDP audit guide to align with the 2017 GDP Guide and the EXCiPACT standards.

Another emerging project focused on the impact of transport conditions on excipient quality, and a decision on the future direction of that initiative will be taken in due course.

Looking ahead to 2018, the revision of the GDP audit guide will continue in collaboration with IPEC-Americas with the aim of developing a single Federation document. At the same time, work will start on the development of a ‘how to’ document to provide practical examples in adhering to the GDP guide, and the supply chain security position paper will be finalised. The Committee will of course also continue its efforts to represent IPEC Europe on supply chain topics and evaluate new developments that affect the distribution of excipients.




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