Guidelines for the sanitary registration process of medicines.

  • Bellan, Natalia (PI)

Project: Research

Project Details


First academic research in the area of regulatory science applied the chain of medicines. Research funded by CAPES Foundation: £ 10,000

Key findings

The sanitary control in Brazil deserves a high level of consideration, because it is characterized by large social and economic importance. It encompasses a wide variety of products and services of various natures, as medicines, food, biological products, vaccines, blood products, sanitizing and disinfectants, toiletries, perfumes and cosmetics, control of ports, airports, frontiers stations and an extensive variety of health services. The National Agency for Sanitary Surveillance (ANVISA) was created in Brazil specifically as Article 3 of Law No. 9782/1999 and is relatively recent compared with regulatory agencies internationally, and has since evolved, gaining respect in the national and international level . Other regulatory agencies equally encompass important varieties of products and services similar from ANVISA. Even the Food and Drug Administration - (FDA) and European Medicines Agency (EMA) in its present "rool" medicine veterinarians, while in Brazil this type of product is regulated by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA). The registration process in health monitoring system is a very valuable resource to ensure that commercialization of safe and effective products available to society. Any failure in the supply chain can impact on the quality criteria. Thus, the sanitary regulation on medicines covers the entire pharmaceutical chain since the early clinical research studies relating to the advertising standards. The objective of this work is to contribute in promoting knowledge of sanitary regulation for medicines by studying the organizational structure and responsibilities of ANVISA, and in parallel, perform analysis and comparison of the sanitary regulation between different categories of medicines, as well as discuss the regulatory strategy adopted by the pharmaceutical industry. As material of this research, we used essentially the national pharmaceutical the sanitary regulation, having as counterpoints the political and economic situation of the country, basing itself as a qualitative research method using the model document. With views to the organizational structure of drug regulatory agencies described in this study, it was found similarities inherent in the concepts and techniques regulatory, differentiating itself mainly by the fact that the Brazilian medicines for human and veterinary use are not covered under the responsibility of the same institution. Among the seven categories of drugs studied, the technical composition of their registration dossiers are considerably analogous, with different regulatory demands tangible to specific questions related to each type of medicine. In the analyzed period (2009 to 2010), in order to portray the regulatory trend adopted by the Brazilian pharmaceutical sector, the categories of generic medicines and similar are the ones that submitted more requests for deferrals and registries in the country.
Effective start/end date4/07/118/03/13


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