Maghreb – Toward Regulatory Harmonization

February 16, 2013 10:29 am0 commentsViews: 111
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Speakers at 28th Scientific Congress of the Union of Arab Pharmacists in Ifrane (Morocco)

Tunis, Tunisia – Two international congresses were held in February in Maghreb to discuss about a broader harmonization and cooperation on Regulatory affairs between arab countries and more specifically between North African countries. On 8, 9 Feb. 2013 took place in Ifrane (Morocco) the 28th Scientific Congress of the Union of Arab Pharmacists and on 15, 16 Feb. 2013 took place the 1st Arab-African Pharmaceutical Congress in Tunis (Tunisia).

Both congresses content could be summarized in one sentence : it is time for Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia to work on harmonizing their Regulatory processes in order for each countries to recognize the Market Authorization granted by their counterparts.

A focus was done as well on the necessity to guarantee a better quality for Generic products marketed and locally manufactured by pushing for the development and running of Bioequivalence studies on North African patients.

SANOFI Tunisia’s General Manager Choukri Jeribi has called in Tunis for the creation of a Task Force to work on this Harmonization.

 

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