Pharmaceutical and therapeutic committee (PTC)

A Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee is assigned to develop a list of medicines (hospital pharmaceutical formulary) that is authorised for hospital use. This committee can either be established within a hospital (e.g. Austria, Belgium) or by government (e.g. Cyprus). Members of a PTC may be the head of the hospital pharmacy, the chief physician, the chief nurse, the administrative director, and specialist physicians. Note: The term ‘Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee’ is also used in other contexts (e.g. development of medicine plans in Canada).
Synonym: Pharmaceutical commission, Pharmaceutical committee