EU Issues Plans For Significant Changes To Manufacturing Standards For Sterile Medicines
Long-awaited plans to change the EU guideline on manufacturing standards for sterile medicinal products are out for consultation. The proposals were drafted in cooperation with the World Health Organization and the international pharmaceutical inspectorate group, PIC/S, to ensure global alignment of standards.
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