Good Distribution Practice
GDP as a standard
Good Distribution Practice (GDP) is a standard for the distribution of, e.g., pharmaceutical products for human use. There are also GDP standards for medical equipment, foodstuffs, cosmetics, etc.
No single GDP standard
Unfortunately, there is no single global GDP standard. Different sources such as the World Health Organisation (WHO), the European Union, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the British health authorities stipulate different GDP requirements.