Global Pharmacopoeia Standards: Why Harmonization is Needed (eBook)

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Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical Technology-09-15-2019, Volume 2019 eBook, Issue 2
Pages: 43–47

In this series of articles, the authors provide an understanding about the need for pharmacopoeia compliance and practical guidance to assist those who perform this work.

Pharmacopoeia Compliance Series

Pharmacopoeias are embedded within the current regulatory and legal framework of the country or region in which they are applicable. The intersection of the pharmacopoeias and regulatory agencies impacts the direction and approaches taken to move toward harmonization at a global level.

Pharmacopoeia harmonization provides better support for global regulatory agencies and addresses the global nature of bio/pharmaceutical manufacturing and supply, which ultimately benefits global patients who rely on these medicines to extend and improve their lives. This article provides some industry perspective on the need to harmonize compendial standards, which may be helpful in considering the future direction of pharmacopoeias.


This article is part of a series that will be published in 2019–2020. View all articles in this series.

Read this article in Pharmaceutical Technology’s September 2019 Regulatory Sourcebook.

Article Details

Pharmaceutical Technology
eBook: Regulatory Sourcebook, September 2019
September 2019
Pages: 43–47


When referring to this article, please cite it as J.M. Wiggins and J.A. Albanese, “Global Pharmacopoeia Standards: Why Harmonization is Needed," Pharmaceutical Technology Regulatory Sourcebook eBook (September 2019).