Why Quality Assurance is Essential in the Pharmaceutical Industry
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Why Quality Assurance is Essential in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Samuel Jackson, Quality Manager, Zoetis

Samuel Jackson, Quality Manager, Zoetis

It is no secret that the pharma industry is under a lot of pressure to change its ways. Even if one makes medications for decades, they will need to find methods to save costs, create value, and turn the manufacturing into a competitive advantage.

When quality assurance is not addressed in the pharmaceutical sector, the outcomes can be terrible for both the company and the consumer. Understanding the goals of quality assurance and its benefits can help the firm emphasize quality assurance and commit adequate resources to it.

Quality Assurance in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Top Goals

Apart from keeping on the good side of regulatory agencies, there are other advantages to quality assurance in the pharmaceutical industry. The following are five of the most well-known.

Protect the Public

The public's safety is—and should always be—the top priority. Pharma companies develop drugs that have the potential to transform people's lives. On the other hand, those same life-changing products can inflict irreversible harm and even death if your quality standards aren't up to par. The customers' safety is critical, and it should never be taken for granted while companies work to expand the business and generate a profit for the investors. Maintain the end-user in the forefront of all team members' minds as one develops a pharmaceutical quality assurance plan.

Safeguard Against Negative Publicity

Although swaying public perception and making them adore the pharmaceutical sector will take time, one can take steps to prevent becoming the latest controversy. Some lawyers earn their profession by assembling class-action lawsuits against medication companies that fail to meet quality requirements. Unfortunately, some negative contacts are unavoidable. Consumers will use the medication in ways it was not intended, it will interact with other medications they are taking, or there will be some unanticipated side effects that did not show up in the clinical trials.

Strengthen Production Efficiency

It is no secret that pharma industry is under a lot of pressure to change its ways. Even if one makes medications for decades, they will need to find methods to save costs, create value, and turn the manufacturing into a competitive advantage. Thus, firms must come up with new techniques to increase manufacturing efficiency while yet conforming to rigorous regulatory restrictions.

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