Drug Regulatory Authorities: Worldwide

This article delves into the names and functions of food and drug regulatory authorities across the globe, shedding light on their pivotal role in safeguarding public health.

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Rakesh Dahiya

Drug Regulatory Authorities

In a world where the consumption of food and pharmaceuticals is an integral part of daily life, the need for robust regulatory authorities to ensure the safety and efficacy of these products cannot be overstated.

This article delves into the names and functions of food and drug regulatory authorities across the globe, shedding light on their pivotal role in safeguarding public health.

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Here is the list of Food and Drug Regulatory Authorities Worldwide:

List of Drug Regulatory Authorities

SrCountryDrug Regulatory Authority
1AfghanistanAfghan National Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority
2AlbaniaNational Agency for Medicines and Medical Devices (AKPPM)
3ArgentinaNational Administration of Drugs, Foods, and Medical Devices (ANMAT)
4ArmeniaState Service for Food Safety
5AustraliaAustralian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
6AustriaAustrian Medicines and Medical Devices Agency
7AzerbaijanState Agency on Mandatory Health Insurance (MHI)
8BangladeshDirectorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA)
9BelgiumFederal Agency for Medicines and Health Products (FAMHP)
10BhutanDrug Regulatory Authority (DRA)
11Bosnia and HerzegovinaAgency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices (ALMBIH)
12BrazilNational Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA)
13BulgariaBulgarian Drug Agency (BDA)
14CanadaHealth Canada
15ChilePublic Health Institute of Chile (ISP)
16ChinaChina Food and Drug Administration (CFDA)
17ComorosDirectorate of Pharmacy and Traditional Medicine
18CroatiaAgency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices (HALMED)
19CyprusPharmaceutical Services – Ministry of Health
20Czech RepublicState Institute for Drug Control (SUKL)
21DenmarkDanish Medicines Agency (DKMA)
22DjiboutiNational Directorate of Pharmacy and Laboratories
23EgyptDrug Control Fund (DCF)
24EstoniaState Agency of Medicines (SAM)
25Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Unit
26European Union (EU)European Medicines Agency (EMA)
27FijiFiji Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Services Centre (FPBS)
28FinlandFinnish Medicines Agency (Fimea)
29FranceNational Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products (NASM)
30GeorgiaState Regulation Agency for Medical Activities
31GermanyFederal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM)
32GreeceNational Organization for Medicines (EOF)
33HungaryNational Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition (OGYÉI)
34IcelandIcelandic Medicines Agency (IMA)
35IndiaCentral Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO)
36IndonesiaNational Agency of Drug and Food Control (BPOM)
37IrelandHealth Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA)
38IsraelMinistry of Health – Pharmaceutical Division
39JapanPharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA)
40KazakhstanCommittee for Quality Control and Safety of Goods and Services
41KenyaPharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB)
42KiribatiMinistry of Health – Pharmacy and Medicines Control Division
43KosovoMedicines and Medical Devices Agency (AMMK)
44KyrgyzstanState Center for State Quality Control and Safety of Medicines and Medical Devices
45LatviaState Agency of Medicines (ZVA)
46LesothoDirectorate of Drugs and Medical Supplies
47LithuaniaState Medicines Control Agency (SMCA)
48LuxembourgMinistry of Health – Division of Medicinal Products
49MalaysiaNational Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA)
50MaldivesMaldives Food and Drug Authority (MFDA)
51MaltaMedicines Authority
52Marshall IslandsMinistry of Health and Human Services – Pharmaceutical Services
53MauritiusPharmacy Board
54MexicoFederal Commission for Protection against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS)
55MicronesiaDepartment of Health and Social Affairs – Division of Pharmacy
56MoldovaState Medicines and Medical Devices Agency (AMM)
57MongoliaDrug, Medical Equipment, and Food Regulation Authority
58MontenegroAgency for Medicines and Medical Devices (CALIMS)
59MyanmarFood and Drug Administration (FDA) Myanmar
60NauruDepartment of Health – Pharmacy Services
61NepalDepartment of Drug Administration (DDA)
62NetherlandsMedicines Evaluation Board (MEB)
63New ZealandMedicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority (Medsafe)
64NigeriaNational Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC)
65North MacedoniaAgency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices (ALSOVM)
66NorwayNorwegian Medicines Agency (NoMA)
67NorwayNorwegian Institute of Public Health – Medical Products Agency (NIPH)
68PakistanDrug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP)
69PalauMinistry of Health – Division of Health Services
70Papua New GuineaNational Department of Health – Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Authority (MHPRA)
71PeruGeneral Directorate of Medicines, Supplies, and Drugs (DIGEMID)
72PhilippinesFood and Drug Administration (FDA Philippines)
73PolandOffice for Registration of Medicinal Products, Medical Devices, and Biocidal Products
74PortugalNational Authority of Medicines and Health Products (INFARMED)
75RomaniaNational Agency for Medicines and Medical Devices (NAMMD)
76RussiaMinistry of Health
77SamoaMinistry of Health – Samoa Medicines Regulatory Authority (SMRA)
78Sao Tome and PrincipeDirectorate-General of Medicines and Health Products
79Saudi ArabiaSaudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA)
80SerbiaMedicines and Medical Devices Agency of Serbia (ALIMS)
81SeychellesSeychelles Medicines Control Authority (SMCA)
82SingaporeHealth Sciences Authority (HSA)
83SlovakiaState Institute for Drug Control (SIDC)
84SloveniaAgency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices (JAZMP)
85Solomon IslandsMinistry of Health and Medical Services – Pharmaceutical Services
86South AfricaMedicines Control Council (MCC)
87South KoreaMinistry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS)
88SpainSpanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS)
89Sri LankaNational Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA)
90SwedenMedical Products Agency (MPA)
91SwitzerlandSwiss Agency for Therapeutic Products (Swissmedic)
92TajikistanAgency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices
93ThailandThai Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
94Timor-LesteDirectorate of Medicines and Medical Supplies
95TongaMinistry of Health – Medicine Regulatory Authority (MRA)
96TurkeyMinistry of Health – Turkish Medicines and Medical Devices Agency (TITCK)
97TurkmenistanState Service for Medicinal Products Control
98TuvaluMinistry of Health – Pharmaceutical Services
99UkraineState Expert Center of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine (SEC)
100United Kingdom (UK)United Kingdom: Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
101United States of America (USA)Food and Drug Administration (USFDA)
102UzbekistanState Center for Expertise and Standardization of Medicines, Medical Devices, and Medical Equipment
103VanuatuDepartment of Health – Pharmaceutical Services
104VietnamMinistry of Health – Drug Administration of Vietnam (DAV)

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Rakesh DahiyaSDCO cum Licensing Authority, FDA Haryana


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