Good Distribution Practices (GDP) is a set of guidelines that ensure the quality and safety of pharmaceutical products during storage, transport and distribution. GDP covers all activities from the time a product leaves the manufacturing site until it reaches the patient.
GDP guidelines are based on the principles of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), which ensure the quality of pharmaceutical products during manufacturing. GDP guidelines go one step further and cover the entire distribution chain, from storage and transport to distribution and sale.
The main objectives of GDP are to ensure that pharmaceutical products are:
- Stored and transported under conditions that protect their quality and integrity
- Distributed in a controlled and safe manner
- Sold only by authorized personnel
GDP guidelines are designed to protect the quality and safety of pharmaceutical products throughout the entire distribution chain. By adhering to these guidelines, distribution companies can ensure that their products meet the highest quality standards and reach the patients who need them safely and efficiently.