Which standards are mandatory in the pharmaceutical industry?

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The pharmaceutical industry has several national and international sets of mandatory requirements. They include requirements for the IT systems to various degrees.
The sets are known as the GxPs, and comprise of
• GMP - Good Manufacturing Practice for manufacturing and the quality testing of the manufactured goods.
• GLP - Good Laboratory Practice for non-clinical testing.
• GCP - Good Clinical Testing for the clinical testing of the products

Companies that sell their products to the US also need to be in compliance with the US FDA 21 CFR Part 11.

Companies that sell their products to the EU also need to comply with the regulations created by the PIC/S. This document is equivalent to the 21 CFR Part 11.