MHRA Seeks Input on Consolidation of Drug Laws

By Zachary Brousseau posted 04-Nov-2011 10:36


The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has launched a formal public consultation on the consolidation of UK medicines legislation. MHRA’s goal is to simplify existing laws regulating medicines in the UK, and the agency has invited stakeholders and the public to provide input. The initiative seeks to replace around 200 legal statutes and much of the Medicines Act of 1968. “It will amalgamate 40 years of outdated and fragmented legislation, reducing it by around two thirds, making it clearer and easier to understand as well as ensuring that medicines regulation is supported by a modern and straightforward legal framework,” said MHRA Chief Executive, Sir Kent Woods.

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