EIPG Journal

european Industrial Pharmacy
The electronic journal of the EIPG
European Industrial Pharmacy is the electronic journal of the European Industrial Pharmacists Group (EIPG). The journal contains articles, news and comments of special interest to pharmaceutical scientists and executives working in the European pharmaceutical and allied industries. It is independently managed, has a European Editorial Advisory Board, and allows the voices of Industrial Pharmacists to be communicated to as wide an audience as possible.

Scientific Collaboration
Agreement with SFSTP and Éditions de Santé
SFSTP (Société Française des Sciences et Techniques Pharmaceutiques) is a French association dedicated to the advancement of pharmaceutical sciences and techniques by bringing together the knowledge and energies of different players in the pharmaceutical industry and academia. The Society’s trademark publication, STP Pharma Pratiques, is a bimonthly, bilingual (English and French) journal of industrial pharmacy published by Éditions de Santé. The articles in the journal deal with the technical, industrial and regulatory aspects related to the development, production, control and quality assurance of health, cosmetics and veterinary products, and are sourced mainly from the working commissions of the SFSTP, which are composed of multidisciplinary actors (industrialists, suppliers, supervisory authorities and academics) from various backgrounds (pharmaceutical, biotechnology, cosmetics, veterinary and regulatory). As a result of the efforts of the French members of EIPG, the Conseil National de l’Ordre des Pharmaciens, and in particular the EIPG Immediate Past President Jean-Pierre Paccioni, as well as the SFSTP President Danièle Bordi, and the Éditions de Santé Président Directeur Général Dominique Dupont, at the EIPG General Assembly held in Paris in 2016, an agreement was signed between EIPG, SFSTP and Éditions de Santé, whereby EIPG has been given access to publish articles of interest from back issues of STP Pharma Pratiques in european Industrial Pharmacy, thus enabling European industrial pharmacists to benefit from the work of SFSTP and the proceedings of its annual congress.

The European Industrial Pharmacists Group extends a special thanks to Walgreens Boots Alliance and Aesica Pharmaceuticals for their kind support of the publication of this journal.

European Industrial Pharmacy
Editorial Comment: Newton’s laws, Einstein’s theory or just plain science?
Claude Farrugia

Why pharmacists should study compaction: Part 2 – Making better tablets
Michael Gamlen
Improving tablet quality using a new lab test methodology.

Raising awareness of the dangers of fake medicines: the making of a World Health Professions Alliance video
Lin-Nam Wang
In 2016, the World Health Professions Alliance, as part of its long-term work against fake medicines, released a campaign video “Counter the Counterfeits”. This article shares how this project — led by the International Pharmaceutical Federation — came to fruition.

Cyberattacks on the pharma industry
Dr Nicola Davies
Cyberattacks in the pharmaceutical industry – why are they so easy and how can they be prevented?.

Regulatory Review

Pharma in Plenary

Bottled Brown

Jane Nicholson

European Medicines Verification Organisation (EMVO) progress monitoring report


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