Wednesday, April 23, 2014
On March 7th of this year, the European Union issued new guidelines on Good Distribution Practices (GDP) that will take effect in 6 months. An updated version of original guidelines from 1994 was released in 2011 for public consultation. The extensive input of numerous stakeholders led to the new publication focused on medicinal products for human use. Contents do not contain any surprises for professionals who followed developments at cold chain conferences in particular.
I had the opportunity to attend the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Time and Temperature Task Force (TTTF) meeting this October in Geneva, Switzerland. I had already participated in such a meeting in Montreal, Canada, in 2011 and knew what to expect.