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Our mission is to contribute to the basic human right of access to good quality medicines and healthcare and to promote and protect human and animal health by:
establishing and providing official standards which apply to the manufacture and quality control of medicines in all signatory States of the "Convention on the Elaboration of a European Pharmacopoeia"
and beyond; ensuring the application of these official standards to substances used in the production of medicines; co-ordinating a network of Official Medicines Control Laboratories (OMCL) to collaborate and share expertise among Member States and to effectively use limited resources; proposing ethical, safety and quality standards: for the collection, preparation, storage, distribution and appropriate use of blood components in blood
transfusion; for the transplantation of organs, tissues and cells; collaborating with national, European and international organisations in efforts to combat counterfeiting of medical products and similar crimes; providing policies and model approaches for the safe use of medicines in Europe, including guidelines on pharmaceutical care; and by establishing standards and co-ordinating controls for cosmetics and food packaging.