good storage practices

Guaranteeing the quality of medicines and pharmaceutical products that are marketed throughout Peru on a daily basis is one of the main concerns of the State in the medical field. The good storage practices are for that, being a set of rules that establish the requirements and operating procedures to be met by establishments that manufacture, import, export or store drugs, medical devices and medical devices. For what purpose? SCR Consultores brings you the answer in the following article that we prepared for you.

Knowing the Good Storage Practices Manual

Its purpose is clear: to guarantee the maintenance of the optimal conditions and characteristics of both the drug and the medical devices and sanitary equipment during the storage process. This is especially true for those products on the domestic market that, due to their chemical and/or physical nature, require special storage conditions. The Peruvian Manual or «guide» of good practices is based on international sources such as the World Health Organization (WHO) to keep its sanitary validity on track.

Some of the most important specifications of the document define that, first, the flow of the warehouse cannot be interfered by any operational or administrative activity. Likewise, the warehouse facilities must be clean and have a record of each of its operations. Actions such as smoking, eating, drinking or having plants must be indicated as prohibited. In the case of a drugstore, the good storage practices manual also states that if it has a quality control laboratory, it must be physically separated from the warehouse.

What areas should a storage facility have according to the manual?

According to the document shared by the Government of Peru, any storage facility that receives, stores and distributes medicines, sanitary or medical equipment nationwide must have the following areas:

  • Reception. The reception area must be delimited and identified, equipped in such a way as to maintain the required conditions. Here the products presented by the supplier are reviewed and verified to ensure that they comply with the procedures.
  • Storage. It should have two sub-areas: for products that require special conditions such as temperature, humidity, etc. and other much stricter ones, whose accessibility is restricted. For each case, a document must be prepared to justify its presence in such a place.
  • Packaging. As its name suggests, it is implemented for the protection of pharmaceuticals. Medical devices and medical devices to prevent them from falling prey to routine environmental and/or physical hazards.
  • Dispatch. According to the good storage practices manual, this area is used for receiving products ready to be delivered to customers. The dispatch of products must be done in a way that avoids any confusion, considering documentation, labeling, batches, among others.
  • Administration and claims. The administrative area is key to regulate the daily activities that take place within the storage. Likewise, in many cases, they are also the ones who manage customer complaints regarding the quality of drugs or sanitary equipment. Finally, they report the case for immediate correction.

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In conclusion, the good storage practices manual seeks to regulate the storage of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and medical devices at the national level to ensure that they are stored and handled under appropriate conditions. Learn more by Clicking Here.. You can also ask for the best advice and services on regulatory compliance and pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food quality by calling (511) 711 – 9070 or by sending us an email to You can find us at Calle Río de la Plata N° 305 – 315, San Isidro. We are waiting for you!



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