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New posts for federal drug inspectors have been created for efficient market surveillance drap adopts internationally harmonized online system for fee submission and registration of drugs

August 7, 2019

Islamabad, August 07, 2019 (PPI-OT): Spokesperson of Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) told that in line with the mission of Special Assistant to Prime Minister DRAP has taken concrete steps for strengthening its systems to ensure public access to quality and safe medicines. Public health promotion and protection is a priority and DRAP has a significant role to play in betterment of healthcare system. DRAP is adopting best practices to become a modern day regulatory body.

In order to eradicate menace of spurious, smuggled and unregistered medicine from market and protect public, DRAP has created 25 posts for Federal Inspectors of drugs to be posted throughout the country. A roadmap has been prepared for training these inspectors according to international standards of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), sample collection and market surveillance.

In this regards, DRAP has implemented Integrated Regulatory Information Management System (IRIMS) for online submission of fee, registration application, renewal of registration for drugs and post registration variations. Pharmaceutical companies would be able to submit requisite information to DRAP through this system. The implementation of IRIMS is aimed to ensure complete transparency in operations at DRAP. Pharmaceutical companies were trained by DRAP team on the submission system in various workshops held at Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore and Peshawar.

For more information, contact:
Principal Information Officer,
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +92-51-9252323, +92-51-9252324
Fax: +92-51-9252325, +92-51-9252326

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