JPS Pharmaceutical maintains stringent quality control throughout purchasing whole crude drugs, manufacturing, and release.
Kampo medicines use natural products like plants as materials, and therefore components are variable. However, if pharmaceutical products consist of variable components, their effects would also be variable. JPS Pharmaceutical strictly checks crude drug quality to maintain components consistent.
Storage and quality management of crude drugs
JPS Pharmaceutical stocks crude drugs as a whole as possible, reviews all crude drugs, and judges their quality. Crude drugs are then tested by acceptance tests in accordance with Japanese Pharmacopeia, as well as for residual pesticides and heavy metals.Since whole crude drugs are natural products, the content of characteristic constituents for quality control contained in crude drugs is analyzed for each lot.
Production machines are controlled to manufacture products with consistent quality, but it is not left up to machines entirely. The manufacturing process is always supervised by experienced staff. Filling tablets into bottles, inserting package leaflets, and boxing are automated, while final products are always visually examined.