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QA

QA is the acronym for quality assurance. According to the WHO, quality assurance is a wide-ranging concept covering all matters that individually or collectively influence the quality of a product.

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QBS

QBS is an acronym for Quality Based Selection, a procurement method.

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QC

QC is the acronym for quality control.

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QCBS

QCBS is an acronym for Quality and Cost Based Selection, a procurement method.

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Quality assurance

Quality assurance is a wide-ranging concept covering all activities that individually or collectively influence the quality of a pharmaceutical product. The aim is to ensure that medicines reaching the patient are safe, effective and of a defined quality.


Quality control

Quality control refers to the sum of all procedures undertaken to ensure the identity and purity of a particular pharmaceutical product. Such procedures may range from the performance of simple experiments to determine the identity, to the more complicated requirements of pharmacopoeial monographs.