Danish Ambassador called Dr. Hussain discussed the promotion of trade

Islamabad, September 18, 2018 (PPI-OT): Danish Ambassador Mr. Rolf Michael Hay Pereira Holmboe Called upon Chief Executive Officer Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan Dr. Sheikh Akhter Hussain, during the meeting promotion of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical trade was discussed. CEO DRAP apprised the ambassador about the regulations in Pakistan for registration of drugs and Health and OTC products. He also informed that DRAP regulates the medicine in the country according to international best practices of quality, safety and efficacy. Furthermore, DRAP encourages local manufacturers in the country to export to stringently regulated industries.

In this regard, 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 by meeting the regulatory requirements.

He also informed that nutraceutical products can also be exported from Pakistan after fulfilment of these requirements. Similarly, leading Danish companies in Pharmaceutical manufacturing have launched various educational programs in Punjab regarding improving the health of diabetic population. The meeting concluded with the ensuring better coordination from both sides to facilitate introduction of therapeutic goods originated from Pakistan as well as Denmark.

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