Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency
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Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency
Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency
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Agency overview
FormedApril 1 2004
Employees873
Websitewww.pmda.go.jp

The Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency ( ) is a Japanese governmental organization, similar in function to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States or the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency in the United Kingdom or the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) in India[1] or the European Medicines Agency in Europe.

Tasks

Among other things, the agency is tasked with the following.

  • Drug and medical device testing:
  • Post-marketing drug safety:
    • The collection, analysis and distribution of data on the quality, efficacy, and safety data of medicines and medical devices
    • Advising consumers on approved products
    • Research on the development of industry standards
  • Victim compensation:
    • Payment of medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering for those who suffer injury or disability resulting from the use of medical products
    • Disbursement of funds to those infected with HIV as a result of blood transfusions

References

  1. ^ Nagasaka, Satoru. "An Overview of Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Regulation in Japan" (PDF). Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. Retrieved 2012.

External links


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