The quality profession in the pharmaceutical industry is wider than the overseeing regulations from health authorities. The GXPs are truly a starting point, not an ending point which is why we often use that little “c” for “current.”
The GXPs (and the regulations behind them) serve an important purpose. But they are the start of excellence and not the end.
The GXPs are an outline. When we start with these requirements and then fill in the details we build a robust and beautiful engine for quality.
This is often why we talk about compliance being the start of quality, and not the end.