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PIC/S (Pharmaceutical Inspection Cooperation Scheme)

The Pharmaceutical Inspection Convention and Pharmaceutical Inspection Co-operation Scheme (jointly referred to as PIC/S) are two international instruments between countries and pharmaceutical inspection authorities, which provide an active and constructive co-operation in the field of GMP.

PIC/S' mission is to lead the international development, implementation and maintenance of harmonised Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards and quality systems of inspectorates in the field of medicinal products.

This is to be achieved by developing and promoting harmonised GMP standards and guidance documents; training competent authorities, in particular inspectors; assessing (and reassessing) inspectorates; and facilitating the co-operation and networking for competent authorities and international organisations.

NPRA Malaysia is one of the participating authorities in PIC/S (Convention and Scheme taken together).

>> Visit the PIC/S (Pharmaceutical Inspection Cooperation Scheme) website at www.picscheme.org