Good Distribution Practice (GDP)

Good distribution practice (GDP) deals with the guidelines for the proper distribution of medicinal products for human use. GDP is a quality warranty system, which includes requirements for purchase, receiving, storage and export of drugs intended for human consumption.

GDP regulates the division and movement of pharmaceutical products from the premises of the manufacturer of medicinal products, or another central point, to the end user thereof, or to an intermediate point by means of various transport methods, via various storage and/or health establishments.

  • In Europe GDP is based on the Directive of the Board of the European Community 92/25/EEC regarding the wholesale distribution of drugs for human consumption.
  • In US GMP is based on the Code of Federal Regulations 21 CFR 210/211, and USP 1079.

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Good distribution practices (GDP) are that part of quality assurance that ensure that the quality of a pharmaceutical products is maintained through adequate control throughout the numerous activities which occur during the distribution process.
Source: WHO