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 ...

EC meeting on Covid-19 vaccines

The European Commission is organising a #covid meeting on vaccines: https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/events/public-stakeholder-meeting-development-authorisation-safe-effective-covid-19-vaccines-eu Their event summary: “EMA is organising this virtual meeting to explain the processes for the development, evaluation, approval and safety monitoring of COVID-19 vaccines in the EU, including EMA’s specific role, to all interested parties. It will also give the opportunity to the public and ...

Vacancy French Red Cross: a pharmacist

Dear colleagues, the French Red Cross is looking for a pharmacist to work specifically on the quality assurance of the health products that are used in their programs. The terms of reference are attached (in French). Very interesting! See also: https://emploi.national.croix-rouge.fr/fe/tpl_CroixRouge01.asp?s=4A515F4E5A565B1A&jobid=84152,7187653498&key=72008389&c=585771524612&pagestamp=segvvddocjnbtkrbos