Quamed General Assemble

On Wednesday the 9th of June, QUAMED held its 5th annual meeting. Our reports and plans were all adopted. We are grateful that most of our members could participate and we would like to thank ECHO and the Global Fund for their inspiring presentations. With frank exchanges and constructive questions, we feel that we are one step ...

Pharmaceutical Patents and Monopolistic Pricing

South Africa’s struggle to increase access to anti-retroviral medications decades ago focused attention on the relationship between patent protection and high medicine prices. The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn greater attention to the cost of pharmaceutical technologies and the inequitable access to these. Globally this has raised concerns about the impact of the 1994 World Trade ...

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Notice to QUAMED members and partners

Dear members, As we near our GA meeting set on the 9th June 2021, we’d like to kindly remind you all that it is crucial to check out our latest newsletter with the membership folder that includes all the important documents you’ll need for voting. As it is a statutory requirement, be sure to check it ...

WHO on new guidance to promote Strong, Efficient and Sustainable Regulatory Systems

29 April 2021 Departmental news Reading time: 2 min (546 words) The World Health Organization, (WHO) has recently published two documents that will be critical for countries’ regulatory system strengthening activities, including regulatory cooperation, convergence and transparency. Good Regulatory Practices (GRP) and Good Reliance Practices (GReP), published as Annexes 10 and 11 in the 55th report of the WHO Expert ...

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 ...