Quality Assurance : The Act Of Giving Confidence

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The phrases “quality assurance” and “quality control” are frequently used interchangeably to refer to methods of ensuring the quality of a service or product. These phrases, however, have different meanings.

Assurance: The act of giving confidence, the state of being certain or the act of making certain.
Quality Assurance: The planned and systematic activities implemented in a quality system so that quality requirements for a product or service will be fulfilled.
Control: An evaluation to indicate needed corrective responses; the act of guiding a process in which variability is attributable to a constant system of chance causes.
Quality Control: The observation techniques and activities used to fulfill requirements for quality.” http://asq.org/learn-about-quality/quality-assurance-quality-control/overview/overview.html

Quality control in pharmaceutical industry has to met the requirements of good manufacturing practices, (GMP). These guidelines follow World Health Organisation guidelines, these are listed below

**** All guidelines follow a few basic principles:
Manufacturing facilities must maintain a clean and hygienic manufacturing area.
Controlled environmental conditions in order to prevent cross contamination of food or drug product from adulterants that may render the product unsafe for human consumption.
Manufacturing processes are clearly defined and controlled. All critical processes are validated to ensure consistency and compliance with…
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