Quality Control of Pharma Firms

Quality Control of Pharma FirmsQuality Control of Pharma Firms

Due to the saturation of the domestic market with pharmaceutical companies, the Health Ministry is tightening rules to monitor their compliance with international standards, said Akbar Abdollahi Asl, deputy for supervision and planning at the Food and Drug Administration.

Attention has been given to the use of two dimensional barcode labels (2d symbology) as the best and cheapest method for quality control that would also officially certify and document all drugs. This method will soon be applied to all imported products as well, he added.

Iran will soon join the Pharmaceutical Inspection Convention and Pharmaceutical Inspection Co-operation Scheme (jointly referred to as PIC/S) which are two international instruments between countries and pharmaceutical inspection authorities, together providing an active and constructive cooperation in the field of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)

He stressed the development of GMP which is mainly computer-based, in all pharmaceutical companies to minimize the risk of contamination.