Good Distribution Practice
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.
Organizations have to apply an up-to-date approach to business, which implies that:
- manufacturers have the quality management system, safety management system and GMP system in place
- manufacturers outsource their non-core processes, such as distribution, to logistics companies.
In many countries of the world, adherence to GDP requirements is often a must for pharmaceutical logistics.