Health Professionals from the Sub-Regional Countries Received Capacity Building on Post Market Surveillance and Pharmacovigilance of Medicines

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Effective regulation of medicines promotes and protects the public’s health by guaranteeing medicines quality, safety, and efficacy; promoting the adequate manufacture, storage, and distribution of medicines; facilitating the fight against substandard, spurious, falsely-labeled, falsified, or counterfeit (SSFFC) medical products; providing the necessary information to health professionals and patients so they can use medicines rationally; and ensuring that access to medicines is not hindered by inefficient regulatory frameworks.

This workshop is special as it is one of the first times that CARICOM member states have gathered specifically to talk about substandard and falsified medicines and pharmacovigilance. It highlights the growing importance the region is placing on regulatory issues, and approaches to regulatory strengthening. Read more >>>