Good Distribution Practice (GDP)

What is GDP?

Definition of Good Distribution Practice

The wholesale distribution of medicinal products is an important activity in integrated supply chain management. Today's distribution network for medicinal products is increasingly complex and involves many players.

These guidelines lay down appropriate tools to assist wholesale distributors in conducting their activities and to prevent counterfeit medicine from entering the legal supply chain. Compliance with these guidelines will ensure control of the distribution chain and consequently maintain the quality and the integrity of medicinal products.

In our increasingly interconnected, fast-paced world and with the growth of mail order, good distribution practice (GDP) is becoming even more important. This change in awareness can be seen in both regulatory inspections and in the quality assurance departments of pharmaceutical companies.

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It contains lots of GDP-related contents such as:

  • guidelines,
  • checklists,
  • requirements,
  • inpection procedures,
  • regulations
  • and many more.


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