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INTERNATIONAL PHARMACEUTICAL QUALITY provides in-depth coverage of emerging drug, biologic and combination product CMC and GMP issues and developments, with a mission of helping advance and harmonize the quality regulatory process globally. Headquartered in Washington, IPQ is read by regulatory agencies and organizations, suppliers, consultants, law firms, and universities around the world.

IPQ tracks the industry/regulator dialogue at key international forums along with the developments, initiatives, regulations, guidances and standards in the quality regulatory arena to create a uniquely valuable resource for the intelligence gathering, knowledge management, and external communication needs of the pharmaceutical community.

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The News in Depth

Pharmacopoeia/Industry/Agency Global Dialogue on Compendial Compliance and Harmonization Continues, with Medicine Availability at Stake

Industry, regulatory authorities and pharmacopoeias continue to explore ways to address the difficult challenges of complying with and harmonizing compendial and regulatory requirements in the effort to ensure and enhance the availability of medicines around the world.

February 15 2019 / Read More

FDA Investigators Will Focus on Simple GMP Lapses when Inspecting Complex Biotech Systems, Former Compliance Official Cosgrove is Advising

Former FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) senior compliance official Tom Cosgrove, now a partner at the law firm Covington & Burling, is cautioning biotech companies to make sure they are in compliance with the more mundane GMP details, on which investigators will be focused, to keep the regulatory pathway clear for their […]

February 12 2019 / Read More

IPQ Monthly Update – December 2018 in Review

The December issue provides updates on FDA/CDER’s Office of Generics Drugs and Office of Pharmaceutical Quality – what have been the key areas of focus over the past year and what the top priorities are going forward. The third story crosses the Atlantic to explore how Brexit is impacting the MHRA in the medicines arena and what the agency is doing to prepare for what may happen.

February 5 2019 / Read More

Updates in Brief

IPQ also provides "Updates in Brief" for its subscribers to alert them to breaking CMC/GMP developments.

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IPQ takes its readers from:

● the headlines to the forces driving them

● regulations and policies to their underlying intent

● the pieces of the puzzle to their interconnection

● requirements to implementation pathways

● random data to critical trends

● the sidelines to helping shape the outcome

● compliance problems to proactive quality tools

● information to intelligence


Bill Paulson:
IPQ Editor-in-Chief

Paulson_picBefore launching IPQ in 2007, Bill served for over two decades as the primary author of “The Gold Sheet." During his career, Bill’s reporting and analysis has supported the global regulatory dialogue on advancing and harmonizing CMC and GMP processes for drugs and biologics to keep pace with the evolving technology.


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