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(2008; 19 pages)
The Thirteenth International Conference of Drug Regulatory Authorities (ICDRA) held in Berne, Switzerland, from 16 to 19 September 2008 has once again provided drug regulators with a unique opportunity to meet and discuss the particular challenges of medicines regulation.
On this occasion, the ICDRA was hosted by the Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products, Swissmedic, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO).
The event was highly appreciated for its continuing role in fostering a regulatory forum where matters of urgency and international relevance can be openly debated among regulatory officials from developed and developing countries. The ICDRA was attended by over 300 participants from 96 countries and led to adoption of recommendations which regulators consider important in assuring the quality, safety and efficacy of medical products. The recommendations are...