Brazilian Academy of Pharmacy, Gonzalez Tablas, Barcelona, Spain
Curiously enough hazards which pose a threat to performance in the pharmaceutical industry (taken in its widest sense that spans from biopharmaceuticals to APIs) are similar all around the world. Thus, the level of performance of each company depends indeed on how good it is in handling them.
Experience shows that relevant hazards can be grouped into 25 subjects. Only by knowing and understanding these hazards it is possible to implement the adequate preventive measures to keep them under control and, thus, to ensure performance.
The following table summarizes these subjects and provides preventive measures.