India, UK Agencies Sign MoU on Devices
With an eye toward information exchange and protecting public health, the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency signed an agreement with India’s Central Drugs Standard Control Organization to increase collaboration on medical devices.
The MHRA has a similar agreement with health regulators in the U.S. and China. Last year, the agency conducted 49 inspections in India.
“It’s essential that the commitment to good quality manufacturing comes right down from the top levels of management to those on the factory floor, and throughout the entire industry,” said MHRA Chairman Michael Rawlins.
The two regulators are discussing next steps for the collaboration. – Elizabeth Hollis