Medical Product Quality Reports by IDDO

Please do visit on a regular basis the IDDO site for information and to download their medical product quality reports. These reports are a great source of information. In the last issue, for example, they identified over 469 relevant articles that reported on incidents related to COVID-19 medical products. The articles covered more than 534 ...

Webinar QUAMED services

We would like to thank our members for their participation. A total of 42 of our members and some prospective membres participated in our French (Monday the 25th of January 2021) and English (Tuesday, the 26th) webinars on our technical services. Sandrine Cloëz and Laurine Lavergne presented in some detail the technical visits and audits ...

University of Utrecht Winter Meeting

On Wednesday we were happy to present our research on #quality in #pharmaceutical #supply in times of #COVID19, at the Virtual Meeting of #Utrecht Centre for Pharmaceutical Policy Regulation, together with #AnthonyBourasseau, RRavinetto, @ITMantwerp, @MedairInt. The meeting honoured us by awarding us for the best presentation. This encourages us to further develop our operational research ...

Access to Covid-19 vaccines

Learning session: European citizens’ initiative for global acces to Covid-19 vaccines. A Zoom session co-organised by Be-Cause health. Please see attached document to participate or follow this link: https://www.be-causehealth.be/nl/bch-events/wg-determinants-of-international-health-second-learning-session-on-access-to-covid-19-vaccines-and-technologies/

Condoms

Condoms often do not get as much attention as other health products. However, the article below shows that significant sub-standard and falsified issues also exist for condoms. Citation: Tremelling J, All A, Lleras L, Cancel A, Jenkins D, Pina C, et al. (2019) Poor quality male latex condoms found in Dominican Republic: Quality assurance evaluation ...

We welcome three new members this week!

Early this week QUAMED’s board of directors happily accepted the membership applications of PFSCM, MDM-Spain and CAMEBU. Each of the organisations is a champion in their own right. We welcome them to our network. We appreciate the diversity in voices and opinions that they will bring to the discussions on quality assurance of pharmaceuticals and ...

Raffaella’s literature update

Be-cause Health & QUAMED literature updates Ref Hauk C, SchafermannS, Martus P, Muzafarova N, Babaley M, Waning B, et al. (2020) Quality assurance in anti-tuberculosis drug procurement by the Stop TB Partnership—Global Drug Facility: Procedures, costs, time requirements, and comparison of assay and dissolution results by manufacturers and by external analysis. PLoS ONE 15(12): e0243428.  ...

Access to medicines: EPHA

The European Public Health Alliance organises a series of online discussions on key access to medicines (A2M) priorities bringing together thought leaders and policy-makers, academics, industry representatives and NGOs, for a frank discussion of European pharmaceutical policies. The next one is on the 8th of December. The topic is: “Will the EU be a wise ...