Author Archives: Maria I. Guaia

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COFEPRIS+MercadoLibre: agreement to regulate advertisement

 On the 22nd of March, 2014, the COFEPRIS, representing the Mexican Secretariat of Health, has signed a collaboration agreement with the e-commerce company “Mercado Libre” of México. The agreement, signed by the COFEPRIS Federal Commissioner Mikel Arriola, and the general director of … Continue reading

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Mexico and S. Korea: pharma cooperation agreement

On Tuesday 11th March 2014, the COFEPRIS, Mexico’s regulatory authority, and the South Korean Ministry of Health and Wellbeing, through their representatives, signed a collaboration agreement on matters of regulatory affairs for drug products, cosmetic products and medical devices. The … Continue reading

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Clinical Trial Applications in Mexico: decentralization and acceleration of protocol approval

With the goals of accelerating the development of new molecules that improve the healthcare and quality of life of Mexicans, and of stimulating clinical investigation, pharmaceutical innovation and foreign investment in the country, on the 5th of March 2014, the … Continue reading

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Generic Market in Mexico up to 84%

The volume of generic drug products consumed by the Mexican population grew from 54% to 84% in the last three years, was announced by Mikel Arriola, Commissioner for the COFEPRIS, the Mexican regulatory agency. The announcement was made at the … Continue reading

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Movies for regulatory professionals: Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

This is a movie I found especially interesting and enjoyable as a regulatory affairs professional, both because of the historical perspective, and because of the ethical and philosophical exercise of thought it brings. Dallas Buyers Club is a 2013 American biographical … Continue reading

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Gates Foundation Says New Efforts Needed to Bolster Pharmacovigilance Systems in Developing World.

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INVIMA+ANMAT: inter-agency collaboration activities

During the last Summit of Regulatory Authorities of Regional Reference that took place in Acapulco, Mexico, on the 10th to 21st of February, the representatives of Colombia’s INVIMA and Argentina’s ANMAT, Dr. Blanca Elvira Cajigas de Acosta and Dr. Carlos A. Chiale, … Continue reading

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Americas Health Authorities Meeting

On the 20th and 21st of February of 2014, representatives of the five Latin-American Health Authorities of Regional Reference recognized by the Pan American Health Organization, plus those of the FDA, Health Canada, and El Salvador’s regulatory agency met in … Continue reading

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Recommended movie: Fight to Live (2012)

The documentary FIGHT TO LIVE follows the pursuit of emerging cures for terminal diseases as told through the stories of patients, patient advocates and the companies who stake their future on the discovery of new treatments. It can be … Continue reading

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