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Table 1 Categories of ‘Quality Requirements’

From: Fighting falsified medicines with paperwork – a historic review of Danish legislation governing distribution of medicines

Category of 'Quality Requirements' Purpose of 'Quality Requirement'
Pre-purchase screening To pre-qualify suppliers; evaluation of potential suppliers.
Detection (including complaints handling) To evaluate the quality of received goods.
Stop and recall (including traceability) To ensure that distributed products thought to be substandard or falsified are stopped or effectively and swiftly recalled.
Quality maintenance To maintain the quality of the product while in the company’s care.
Preventing unauthorized handling To prevent products from moving into the illegal supply chain.
Management To ensure that company activities are performed satisfactorily.