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Regulatory agencies (Home pages, which will lead to more links)

European Medicines Agency – EMA

US Food and Drug Administration – FDA

Heads of Medicines Agencies – HMA

Medicines and Healthcare and products Regulatory Agency – MHRA

Industry Associations

Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry – ABPI

European Fine Chemicals Group – EFCG

European Association of Chemical Distributors – FECC

International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council – IPEC

International Pharmaceutical Aerosol Consortium on Regulatory & Science – IPAC-RS

Proprietary Association of Great Britain – PAGB


Lif (Denmark)

The Finnish Pharmaceutical Industry Federation 

Manufacturers Association of Israel 

Australian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association

Pharmaceutical Forum

Pharmweb Forum

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Good Manufacturing Practice – GMP

European GMP Guide

Excipact – Excipient GMP standard and certification scheme

International Sites

Europe – DG III-E-3. Eudralex

Europe – Official Journal of the European Communities (OJ)

International Conference on Harmonisation – ICH

Pharmaceutical Inspection Convention – PIC/S

OECD GLP Regulations

World Health Organization – WHO


British Pharmacopoeia – BP

European Pharmacopoeia – Ph Eur or EP

US Pharmacopoeia – USP

Professional Societies

British Association of Research Quality Assurance – BARQA

Chartered Quality Institute – CQI      Location-CQI

European Industrial Pharmacists Group – EIPG

The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations – EFPIA

FIP (Industrial Pharmacy Section) – IPS

Institute of Validation Technology- IVT

International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering – ISPE

Pharmaceutical Microbiology – PharMig

The Parenteral and Healthcare Sciences Society

Parenteral Drug Association – PDA

Regulatory Affairs Professional Society – RAPS

The Organisation for Professionals in Regulatory Affairs – TOPRA

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain – RPSGB

The Royal Society of Chemistry – RSC or Chem Soc

Qualified Person (QP) Training Courses

University of Brighton

NSF-DBA (previously David Begg Associates)