September 18, 2018 (MLN): Authorities in Pakistan and Denmark have agreed to ensure better coordination from both the sides to facilitate the introduction of pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and therapeutic in their respective countries to promote the trade of these items between the two nations.
Danish Ambassador Mr. Rolf Michael Hay Pereira Holmboe called upon Chief Executive Officer Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) Dr. Sheikh Akhter Hussain, where CEO DRAP apprised the ambassador about the regulations in Pakistan for the registration of drugs and health & OTC products.
He told the ambassador that DRAP regulates the medicine in the country according to international best practices with regards to quality, safety, and efficacy and also encourages local manufacturers in the country to export to stringently regulated industries in foreign countries.
In this regard, he apprised the Danish ambassador that DRAP is moving towards adaptation of international best practices for harmonization of regulatory functions for ensuring better quality, safety and efficacy of therapeutic goods as well as providing a way for local manufacturers to export these products.
The Danish Ambassador emphasized on the opportunities in his country that would be available for Pakistani exporters if they are to meet the regulatory requirements in Demark.
He also informed Dr. Akhter that nutraceutical products too can be exported from Pakistan to Denmark after the fulfillment of these regulatory requirements.
He also mentioned that leading Danish companies in pharmaceutical manufacturing have launched various educational programs in Punjab to improve the health of diabetic population in the region.
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