• Minister of Health & Prevention Issues Ministerial Decree for the Registration of Innovative Medicines &Oorphan Drugs
Minister of Health & Prevention Issues Ministerial Decree for the Registration of Innovative Medicines &Oorphan Drugs

The Minister of Health & Prevention H.E. AbdulRahman bin Mohammed Al Owais has provided the Ministerial Decree No. (28) of 2018 which details the device for registering breakthrough and rare medicines after having acquired last authorization from among the certified worldwide regulative authorities, pricing terms and responsibilities of the marketing authorization holder and importer of the medicines The mandate remains in line with the Ministry's approach to supply a legal framework, regulatory and supervisory solutions for the health market by creating health regulations according to UAE Vision 2021.

H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Plan and Licensing of the Ministry of Health and Prevention(MOHAP) and Vice Chairman of the Greater Board for Medicine Pricing and Enrollment the significance of the Minister's decree noted the relevance of the Minister's mandate in offering treatment alternatives to individuals in the UAE. The choice was released after examinations with the personal clinical and pharmaceutical organizations, as they are strategic partners in guaranteeing that pharmaceutical demands are fulfilled in line with the nation's sustainable advancement agenda, with the goal of enhancing the competition of the medical and pharmaceutical industries according to global finest methods.

The Ministry organizes medical registration and prioritizes to innovative and orphan medicines

He underscored that MOHAP remains to apply in creating the pharmaceutical sector and is devoted to earning treatments readily available to people by focusing on the delivery, examination and registration of innovation medicines and orphan medications. The Assistant Undersecretary even more highlighted the importance of controling the pharmaceutical sector to guarantee the top quality and safety and security of medications with the methodical process of registration of pharmaceutical products, control of their costs, performing the required testing and analysis in the quality control lab of the ministry, along with securing the copyright of innovation and unusual medications.

UAE is among global leaders in the registration of medicines

Al Amiri added that the UAE is one of the leading countries worldwide when medications enrollment and the nation complies with the highest possible standards in accordance with the most effective worldwide methods, mentioning that bulk of advancement medications are signed up in the nation in concurrence with the medications' native land. This mirrors the passion of innovative global business to place their medicines in the country first or second in the world after getting certification from leading regulative bodies such as the United States Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Authority, and this shows the count on of the worldwide pharmaceutical industry in advanced guidelines and requirements applied in the UAE. He emphasized that MOHAP uses the highest possible global standards while analysis of drugs, which include evaluation of professional, bioequivalence and stability studies.

Rapid development in pharmaceutical sector

Dr. Al-Amiri said that in 2016, the value of the pharmaceutical market in the UAE totaled up to AED 9.61 billion. In 2020, spending on medication is expected to get to AED 13.13 billion and will certainly remain to rise to AED 21.74 billion by 2025, driven by populace development, transforming lifespan and making use of modern medications such as biotechnology drugs.

Al Amiri likewise stressed that there are 18 pharmaceutical facilities in the UAE and the number is expected to rise to 34 by 2021. There are likewise 54 clinical workplaces representing global pharmaceutical companies and is anticipated to reach 75 by 2021 and financial investments from this industry have touched AED 2 billion annually. This is a solid indication of the thriving pharmaceutical industry in the UAE, which sustains the nation's initiatives in global competitiveness signs in the pharmaceutical economy.

Drug registration system subject to strict standards

He explained the process of enrollment of an innovative medicine, where the applicant is offered an appointment for submission within a 5 working days. The application could be fast-tracked if it is submitted via electronic channels where the registration file is accepted as e-CTD. The registration files (security + quality + pricing) submitted to the Ministry are evaluated by the Medical Enrollment Board by email within a period not surpassing 15 working days.

The cost of the item is after that guided by the price in the native land, along with the rate in the Gulf nations according to the rates system executed in the country. Choice of the registration committee will certainly be taken and communicated digitally within 10 functioning days from the day of examination of the documents. After enrollment of the item has actually been accepted by bulk of the participants, the appropriate department shall prepare the draft pastoral mandate for the price accepted by the Greater Registration Board and will submit it to the Minister or his authorized representative for approval. Finally, the registration and rates certification for the pharmaceutical item is issued within 2 Days from the date of the pastoral choice on the price.

Fast tracked drug registration

He pointed out that the enrollment of medications that are given the status of development orphan drugs, or were put on fast track process by the appropriate authority before the last authorization of the worldwide regulatory bodies. Registration could be included in the Fast lane system of the Ministry of Health and Prevention following positive viewpoint provided by one of the accredited worldwide governing bodies, and offered that the certification of pharmaceutical product (CPP) will be delivered later. The cost of the item shall be based upon the price suggested by the advertising authorization holder or importer if the cost in the native land is briefly not available. For the product to be registered, it ought to have the authorization from the majority of the members of the Drug Registration Committee.

In case of declined application, the registration could exist once again to the members of the Medicine Enrollment Board once again details concerning the item are offered or after approval by among the recognized worldwide bodies. The item is then re-priced in reference to the rate in the native land or the costs in the GCC nations throughout the initial year of enrollment. the marketing permission owner has to send the prices records within three months from the issuance of the rate in the native land or the GCC.

Obligations of the marketing authorization holder and importer

The marketing authorization holder shall offer the packaging and insert leaflet based on the design authorized by the registration board and should carry out the Pharmacovigilance, safety and threat administration strategy and need to look out to keep an eye on any negative effect of the drug that relate to details customs complied with by the client. The importer needs to be committed to importing the native land pack after review of the insert leaflet and its approval by the Greater Registration Committee. The supplier is additionally accountable to set up temperature monitoring on chilly chain medications in addition to offer the unique analysis requirements for the Laboratory of Quality Control of Medical and Health Products of the Ministry.

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