National cGMP Day: Celebrating Quality Assurance of Medicinal Products
National cGMP Day is celebrated on October 10th every year to raise awareness about the importance of Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) in the pharmaceutical industry. The day is meant to show the public that the industry is fully adhering to quality assurance of medicinal products.
cGMP stands for Current Good Manufacturing Practice. It is a set of regulations enforced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ensure that pharmaceutical products are safe, effective, and of high quality. These regulations apply to all aspects of drug manufacturing, from raw materials to finished products.
The purpose of National cGMP Day is to sensitize the public that the industry is fully adhering to quality assurance of medicinal products, create awareness about the critical role of cGMP in the pharmaceutical industry, and ensure the quality and safety of medicinal products.
Celebrating National cGMP Day
The Indian Drug Manufacturer’s Association (IDMA) is celebrating cGMP day on October 10, 2023. This will be the first-ever National cGMP Day. The event aims to foster a culture of quality in both academia and the industry.
The choice of October 10th as National cGMP Day holds special significance. On this day in 1962, major amendments were introduced by international regulatory agencies following the historic Thalidomide disaster. These amendments revolutionized drug development, requiring manufacturers to scientifically demonstrate the safety and efficacy of medications.
National cGMP Day is an important day for the pharmaceutical industry. It highlights the critical role that cGMP plays in ensuring that medicinal products are safe, effective, and of high quality. By celebrating this day, we can raise awareness about the importance of quality assurance in drug manufacturing and promote a culture of quality in both academia and the industry.