List of Global Medicine Regulatory Bodies and Brief History

List of Global Medicine Regulatory Bodies and Brief History

Global medicine regulatory bodies are organizations responsible for regulating medicinal products, including pharmaceuticals and medical devices, in different countries or regions around the world. These regulatory bodies establish standards and guidelines for developing, testing, and marketing medicinal products to ensure their safety, efficacy, and quality.

Global medicine regulatory bodies play a crucial role in ensuring that the medicinal products available to the public are safe, effective, and of high quality. These regulatory bodies set standards and guidelines that pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers must follow to bring their products to market. By doing so, these regulatory bodies help to protect the public from potentially harmful or ineffective products and promote the development of new and innovative treatments.

The history of medicine regulatory bodies can be traced back to ancient civilizations, where professional guilds or associations regulated healers and physicians. In ancient Greece, for example, the Asclepian cult regulated the practice of medicine and established professional standards for physicians.
During the Middle Ages, the Catholic Church played a significant role in regulating the practice of medicine through the establishment of hospitals and the licensing of physicians. In the 16th century, the Royal College of Physicians in London was established to regulate the practice of medicine and set standards for the education and training of physicians.
In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the rise of modern pharmaceuticals and the development of medical technology led to the establishment of national and international regulatory bodies to oversee the safety and effectiveness of these products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was established in 1906 to regulate the safety of food, drugs, and cosmetics, and the World Health Organization (WHO) was established in 1948 to promote international cooperation in health matters.
Today, medicine regulatory bodies exist in nearly every country and play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and effectiveness of medical products and the ethical practice of medicine. These regulatory bodies are responsible for setting standards for medical education and training, evaluating and approving new medical products, and monitoring the practice of medicine to ensure it is being carried out in a safe and ethical manner.

Following are various Global Medicine Regulatory Bodies available in the diffrent region of the world, its website URL and Regionals

CountryWebsite URLRegional
Algeria Africa
Botswana Africa
Burkina Faso Africa
Ethiopia Africa
Kenya Africa
Mauritius Africa
Nigeria Africa
Rwanda Africa
Senegal Africa
South Africa Africa
Uganda Africa
United Republic of Tanzania Africa
Zimbabwe Africa
Argentina America
Bahamas America
Brazil America
Canada America
Chile America
Colombia America
Costa Rica America
Cuba America
Dominican America
Mexico www.cofepris.gob.mxAmerica
Panama America
Paraguay America
Peru America
Trinidad and Tobago America
United States of America America
Uruguay America
Albania Europe
Andorra  Europe
Armenia Europe
Austria Europe
Belarus Europe
Belgium www.fagg‐ Europe
Bulgaria Europe
Croatia Europe
Cyprus Europe
Czech Republic Europe
Denmark Europe
EMA Europe
Estonia Europe
Finland Europe
France Europe
Georgia Europe
Germany ,  ,   Europe
Hungary Europe
Iceland www.imca.isEurope
Ireland Europe
Israel Europe
Italy Europe
Kazakhstan Europe
Kyrgyzstan Europe
Latvia Europe
Lithuania Europe
Luxembourg Europe
Malta Europe /ulmsEurope
Netherlands www.cbg‐ Europe
Norway www.legemiddelverket.noEurope    Europe
Portugal Europe
Republic of Europe
Russian Federationwww.roszdravnadzor.ruEurope
Serbia Europe
Slovakia Europe
Slovenia Europe
Spain Europe Europe
Switzerland Europe
Ukraine Europe
United Kingdom Europe
Egypt Eastern Mediterranean
Jordan Eastern Mediterranean
Lebanon Eastern Mediterranean
Morocco Eastern Mediterranean
Oman Eastern Mediterranean
Pakistan Eastern Mediterranean
Qatar Eastern Mediterranean
Saudi Arabia Eastern Mediterranean
Sudan Eastern Mediterranean
Tunisia Eastern Mediterranean
United Arab Emirates Eastern Mediterranean
Yemen www.sbd‐ Eastern Mediterranean
Bangladesh South East Asia
Bhutan South East Asia
India South East Asia
Indonesia South East Asia
Maldives South East Asia
Nepal South East Asia
Sri Lankahttp:// East Asia
Thailand South East Asia
Australia Western Pacific
Brunei Darussalam Western Pacific
China Western Pacific
China‐Hong Kong Western Pacific
Fiji Pacific
Japan Western Pacific
Malaysia Western Pacific
Mongolia Western Pacific
New Zealand Western Pacific
Philippines Western Pacific
Republic of Korea Western Pacific
Singapore Western Pacific
Vietnam Pacific
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