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Written on Jun, 13, 2017 by in , ,

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:

  1. what it says on the label;
  2. safe for human consumption;
  3. effective;
  4. within a safe use-by date;
  5. of the correct strength;
  6. tested well;
  7. contaminated with microbes (anything else for that matter!)

*Merp*!

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…)

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