The PQG/MHRA held their annual Q&A meeting in London on 19th March and it provided the opportunity for PQG members, mainly QPs, to raise questions for discussion with the MHRA. As always, it was a great opportunity to learn and share information.

We need to review the FMD Excipient GMP guidance currently in draft for comment, and also the revised chapters of the EU Guide.

As we move towards the deadline of 02/07/13 for new rules on importation of API from outside the EU there are still unanswered questions for the pharmaceutical industry. Watch this space!

Finally, following on from the success of the Making Cosmetics Exhibition there is the possibility of establishing a Making Pharmaceuticals Exhibition, and through my work with Pharmig, MQAS will be involved in how this may develop.