Europe – How CEP holders can avoid the rejection of notifications

In order to facilitate the acceptance of proposed changes in a timely manner, CEP holders are reminded that the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) Guideline on requirements for revision/renewal of Certificates of Suitability to the European Pharmacopoeia Monographs (PA/PH/CEP (04) 2, 7R corr) lists different notifications and associated conditions, and that any change not classified as a notification or a major change should be classified as a minor change by default (with the exception of editorial changes for which specific guidance is given in the policy document). If the change cannot be classified by the document and specifically as a notification, a minor revision (by default) should be submitted. Any submission of a notification which includes changes not classifiable as a notification will be rejected and the changes will then need to be resubmitted using the correct classification (with associated documentation and fee)…