The Brazilian National Health Surveillance Authority (Anvisa) signed a cooperation project with the Republic of El Salvador through the local regulatory agency for medicine, the National Directorate of Medicines (DNM – "Dirección Nacional de Medicamentos") and the National Health Institute (INS – "Instituto Nacional de Salud").

The cooperation project will strengthen the technical capacity of the regulatory authorities of El Salvador through the transfer of technological and regulatory expertise in pharmacovigilance, also known as drug safety. Price regulation, rational use of medicines, technology assessment and a laboratory tax analysis also will be a focus.

International cooperation promoted by Anvisa is one of the targets set in the strategic planning of the Agency, which aims to strengthen the regulatory capacity of countries in the region


Originally published on 22 Mar 2016

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