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NCI_EDQM-HC (European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & Healthcare Terms) - Synopsis

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The EDQM is a leading organization that protects public health by enabling the development, supporting the implementation, and monitoring the application of quality standards for safe medicines and their safe use which are recognized as a scientific benchmark and applied world-wide.

A terminology developed by the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines and HealthCare to provide the basis for global harmonization of pharmaceutical products in marketing authorization applications, labelling, and electronic communications in pharmacovigilance and adverse reporting. For more information, visit:

Metathesaurus Update Frequency
EDQM-HC terms are updated annually as part of the NCI Thesaurus in the Metathesaurus.

Sites Consulted

  1. EDQM Vision, Mission & Values
  2. EDQM Health Care Terminology (NCI Thesaurus)