European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines
The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM), in French Direction européenne de la qualité du médicament et soin de santé (DEQM), is the European Pharmacopoeia Commission and is located in the Council of Europe in Strasbourg . It is based on the Convention for the Development of a European Pharmacopoeia, which was signed by 8 member states of the Council of Europe in 1964. Since it was founded as the secretariat of the European Pharmacopoeia, the scope of duties has been expanded several times.
The first director was Agnès Artiges until the end of July 2007 . After her retirement, Susanne Keitel took over the management in October 2007.
The EDQM is responsible for the development of the European Pharmacopoeia and acts as a secretariat for the European Pharmacopoeia Commission and its more than 68 expert groups and ad hoc working groups. As soon as monographs or other texts have been finally prepared by the expert groups, they will be published in the Pharmeuropa Forum , which has been electronically accessible since 2012, in order to give interested parties the opportunity to comment before the rules are adopted by the European Pharmacopoeia Commission.
- Official website
- 50 years for drug quality. EDQM celebrates the 50th anniversary of the European Pharmacopoeia. DAZ.online, DAZ 2014, No. 41, p. 85