All guidelines for good working practice, which are particularly important in medicine, pharmacy and pharmaceutical chemistry, are summarised by the abbreviation GxP.
The “G” stands for “good(s)” or “Good” and the “P” for “practice” and “Practice. The “x” in the middle is replaced by the respective abbreviation for the specific application area.
Guidelines in the GxP environment are set, for example, by the European Medicines Agency and the American Food and Drug Administration, or FDA for short. Compliance with the established guidelines is regularly checked by the monitoring authorities of the respective countries.
“L” for Laboratory
“D” for distribution
“C” for Clinical
“M” stands for “Manufacturing”