(1997; 248 pages) [French]
1.9 Powers of enforcement
In order to implement these responsibilities the authority must command powers of enforcement backed by legal provision for penal sanction against offenders.
In establishing administrative mechanisms for decision-making, the regulatory authority should not lose necessary flexibility. In particular, it should make provision for:
(a) implementing decisions regarded as urgent in the interest of public safety; and
(b) formal consultation (usually through representative bodies) with pharmaceutical companies and other interested parties, including pharmacists, doctors, nurses, and patients.