Winter meeting

You may have received the invitation also. https://www.quamed.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Invitation-virtual-winter-meeting_2021_final.pdf The Utrecht Centre for Pharmaceutical Policy and Regulation will  organise a Winter meeting for researchers in the field of pharmaceutical policy analysis and regulatory science from 12-14 January 2021. The meeting will be online with shorter sessions spread over three instead of two days. Contents of the meetingKeynote lectures ...

CDC: Covid-19 toolkits

Toolkit for Businesses & Workplaces Interesting and usefull guidance and tools available on the CDC website to make workplaces and business safer in regard to Covid-19. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/toolkits/business-workplaces.html?ACSTrackingID=SCDC_2067-DM41308&ACSTrackingLabel=Toolkit%20for%20Youth%20Sports%20%7C%20COVID-19&deliveryName=SCDC_2067-DM41308

New course on Pharmaceutical policies in health systems

The Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Belgium will organize in June 2021 its first short course in “Pharmaceutical policies in health systems”. The aim of this 3-week course is to enable participants to develop a general understanding of the individual components of pharmaceutical systems, and of the whole system they constitute together; and a practical understanding of those ...

UNHCR pharmacy position

Over the past few years we have had a great collaboration with UNHCR doing local market assessments and audits in a number of countries. We were just informed by them that they are looking for a new Pharmacy Management Officer to be based in Geneva, Switzerland. Please have a look and distribute in your network ...

Sub-standard and falsified medicines in Latin America

Another interesting article was just published on sub-standard and falsified medicines in Latin America: Substandard, falsified and unregistered medicines in Latin America, 2017-2018. It can be downloaded following this link: https://doi.org/10.26633/RPSP.2020.125. It is open access from the PAHO journal. Rev Panam Salud Publica 44, 2020 The abstract: Objective. To assess all the incidents of substandard, ...

National Regulatory Systems in SADC

WHO AFRO Regional Office report on their rapid assessment of the the national regulatory systems in the Southern African Development Community in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice. It can be downloaded from the JPPP site (open access) by clicking on the title of the article: “A rapid assessment of the National Regulatory Systems ...

Raffaella’s literature update

Be-cause Health & QUAMED literature updates Ref: Nebot Giralt A, Bourasseau A, White G, Pouget C, Tabernero P, Van Assche K, Ravinetto R. Quality assurance systems of pharmaceutical distributors in low-income and middle-income countries: weaknesses and ways forward. BMJ Global Health 2020 ;5:e003147.  Dear Friend,  I am happy to share a new open-access paper that results from the well-established collaboration between ...

WHO alert on falsified and contaminated Defibrotide

Medical Product Alert N°5/2020 UPDATE (of 1 July 2020) to Medical Product Alert n°5/2020  This alert relates to falsified DEFIBROTIDE 200MG VIALS OF 2.5ML (80MG/ML) CONCENTRATE FOR SOLUTION FOR INFUSION identified to date in Argentina, Australia, Latvia, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia. This product is sold under the brand name Defitelio. On 13 March 2020, the ...

OFDA and the Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance

Information for our members,  We have had some inquiries about the current status of OFDA (Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance). A few months ago, OFDA has merged with Food for Peace to form the Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance. We have contacted Daniel Forrister our contact person at the BHA. He provided us with the links ...

US FDA: Soluciones Cosméticas Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Bersih Hand Sanitizer Gel Due to The Potential Presence of Undeclared Methanol (Wood Alcohol): Updated August 7, 2020 – Quamed

Summary Company Announcement Date: August 09, 2020 FDA Publish Date: August 09, 2020 Product Type: Drugs Reason for Announcement: Potential Methanol Contamination Company Name: Soluciones Cosmeticas Brand Name: Bersih Product Description: Hand Sanitizer Gel Company Announcement Soluciones Cosméticas voluntary recalled all lots of Bersih Hand Sanitizer Gel Fragrance Free sold in 16.9 ounce bottles to ...