The Official Medicines Control Laboratories (OMCL), in their status as entities assigned to the regulatory authorities, have been included in the PARF network since June 2005. At that time the Working Group on Good Laboratory Practice (WG/GLP) was created by recommendation of the Fourth Conference. The LOCMs work in a network system under the coordination of the Working Group on Good Laboratory Practice. They agree to:

I. Background

II. Directory

III. Study Guide on the Current Conditions of the Official Laboratories for Control of Medicines (LOCM) in Latin American and the Caribbean

IV. Self-Evaluation Guide on Good Practice for Official Laboratories for Control of Medicines

V. Technical Reports

* Indicates documents available only in spanish.

Study on the current conditions of the Official Medicines Control Laboratories (OMCL) in Latin America and the Caribbean

As a questionnaire, this guide makes it possible to perform a diagnostic study of the laboratories that should be incorporated into the Network and is also useful in countries that wish to construct an official medicines control laboratories (OMCL) for the first time.

The guide is available in three languages (Spanish, Portuguese, and English), and its use has permitted incorporation of the 23 laboratories that currently make up the Network: download the document (pdf, 1.78 MB).

Good practices self-evaluation guide for National Pharmaceutical Control Laboratories

The guide is available in three languages (Spanish, Portuguese, and English): pdf download the document (pdf, 2.06 MB)

World Health Organization. Who Technical Report Series, No. 902, 2002 Inform 36, Annex 3 Good Practices for National Pharmaceutical Control Laboratories

The document is available in three languages (Spanish, Portuguese, and English): pdf download the document (pdf, 2.23 MB)


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