The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with its Russian counterpart; the State Institute of Drugs and Good Practices of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
This agreement will increase collaboration between the two bodies and further enhance cooperation in the field of regulation of medicines.
The MoU is designed to establish mechanisms of cooperation which will facilitate:
- the exchange of information on medicines regulations
- the exchange of safety information
- cooperation on Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) inspections
- collaboration on enforcement activities
Dr Sam Atkinson, MHRA’s Director of the Inspection, Enforcement and Standards Division, said…