Pharmaceutical quality is of vital importance.
Imagine getting a prescription from your doctor for drug X. You go to the pharmacy to pick it up, grab a bottle of water and then take the recommended dose hoping for the best because you have no idea what the quality of this bottle of drug X is!
This would includes not knowing if what you’re taking is:
- what it says on the label;
- safe for human consumption;
- within a safe use-by date;
- of the correct strength;
- tested well;
- contaminated with microbes (anything else for that matter!)
Thankfully, the FDA regulates these things (sigh of relief).
This is known as “CGMP” (Current Good Manufacturing Practice) or just “GMP” (Good Manufacturing Practice). (more…)Continue Reading...