Overview of the Workshop ”OTC medicines: the role of good classification practices in promoting medication safety and accessibility in Europe”
An expert workshop “OTC medicines: the role of good classification in promoting medication safety and accessibility in Europe” organised by the Council of Europe’s European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines and Healthcare (EDQM) and the Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices (HALMED) was held from 20 to 21 November 2014 in Zagreb. Nearly 100 participants from 19 countries in Europe, representing national and European competent drug authorities, ministries of health, healthcare professionals, patients’ organisations, the pharmaceutical industry and pharmaceutical wholesalers involved in classification of medicines as regard their supply.
Welcome speeches were held by Susanne Keitel, PhD, the Director of EDQM, Viola Macolić Šarinić, MD, PhD, the Head of HALMED and chair of the EDQM’s Committee of Experts on the Classification of Medicines as Regards their Supply (CD-P-PH/PHO).
The workshop was aimed at providing extended knowledge to participants and to familiarise them with the work of the Committee of Experts on the Classification of Medicines as regards their Supply (CD-P-PH/PHO), which annually issues recommendations to health authorities of European Pharmacopoeia member states for the classification of medicines and establishes good classification practices, and to collect feedback from the different stakeholders, including patient associations.
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