Decisions of 53rd Meeting of Medical Device Board (Deficiency letters for Imported Medical Devices)

The Medical Device Board (MDB) of Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan in its 53rd meeting has deferred the following applications of registration of medical devices due to various deficiencies / shortcomings in the applications dossiers. These applicants are requested to furnish the requisite information / documentations as directed by the Medical Device Board. The detail is provided in the below attachment

Stakeholders Comments are invited on the Draft Guidelines on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

Although the Drugs (Licensing, Registering & Advertising) Rules, 1976 under the Drugs Act, 1976 provides detail requirements on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), however, DRAP intends to provide a compiled GMP guidance document stipulating Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan’s (DRAP) expectations on GMP from pharmaceutical & biological drugs manufacturers.

This document is intended to provide guidance regarding Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for the manufacturing of pharmaceutical & biological drug in accordance with the Drugs (Licensing, Registering & Advertising) Rules, 1976, under the Drugs Act, 1976, the good manufacturing practices aim at ensuring that:

  1. Products are consistently produced and controlled to the quality standards appropriate to their intended use
  2. Products are manufactured as required by the marketing authorization or product specification; and
  3. All those risks have been diminished that are inherent in any pharmaceutical / biological production operation, including contamination, cross contamination and mix ups (confusion) that cannot be detected completely through the testing of final products.

This draft guideline is uploaded on the official website of DRAP dated 5th January, 2023 seeking comments and suggestions from stakeholders on the draft document. Stakeholders can submit their comments and suggestions within 15 days of uploading this document using prescribed format, (further information on comments submission can be accessed on this link). Comments and suggestions can be forwarded via email to ajmal.sohail@dra.gov.pk, copying at hasan.afzaal@dra.gov.pk , or can be posted at mailing address, Additional Director, Quality Assurance & Lab Testing, Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan, 3rd floor TF Complex, 7th Mauve Area, G-9/4, Islamabad.

Decisions of 52nd Meeting of Medical Device Board (Deficiency letters Local/Import)

The Medical Device Board (MDB) of Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan in its 52nd meeting has deferred the following applications of registration of medical devices due to various deficiencies / shortcomings in the applications dossiers. These applicants are requested to furnish the requisite information / documentations as directed by the Medical Device Board. The detail is provided in the below attachment

Decisions of 51st Meeting of Medical Device Board (Deficiency letters Local/Import)

The Medical Device Board (MDB) of Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan in its 51st meeting has deferred the following applications of registration of medical devices due to various deficiencies / shortcomings in the applications dossiers. These applicants are requested to furnish the requisite information / documentations as directed by the Medical Device Board. The detail is provided in the below attachment.

DRAP invited Comments from Stakeholders on the Draft Therapeutic Goods (Advertisement) Rules, 2022

Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan Act, 2012 under section 7 (c)(iii) and (x) mandated the DRAP for the regulation of Advertisements, enforcement and monitoring of advertisement rules and ban on false advertisement. Schedule II- B of the DRAP Act, 2012 prohibits the advertisements of any therapeutic goods except in accordance with the prescribed conditions.

The current changing trend of advertisement and promotional activities by pharmaceutical companies and the requirement of extension of scope from drugs to therapeutic goods has led to the development of these draft rules. These draft rules contain provisions almost similar to the ones given in Rule 31 of the Drugs (Licensing, Registering & Advertising) Rules 1976, included but not limited to; amended Schedule with the list of drugs permissible for advertisement as earlier consulted with stakeholders, Schedule with diseases for which advertisement is prohibited, schedule with the details on advertisement or promotional material keeping in consideration the ethical criteria; Forms for submitting applications of advertisement approval, Formats for granting approval for advertisement and schedule with details on advertisement or promotional material keeping in consideration the ethical criteria.
These draft Therapeutic Goods (Advertisement) Rules, 2022 were uploaded on the official website of DRAP dated 21st November, 2022, seeking comments and suggestions from stakeholders on the draft rules. Stakeholders can submit their comments and suggestions within 14 days of uploading this draft using prescribed format, (further information on comments submission can be accessed on this link). Comments and suggestions can be forwarded via email to aamar.latif@dra.gov.pk , copying at aqsa.hashmi@dra.gov.pk , or can be posted at mailing address, Additional Director, Division of Legal Affairs, Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan, 1st floor, TF Complex, 7th Mauve Area, G-9/4, Islamabad.

Click here to View/Download the draft Therapeutic Goods (Advertisement) Rules, 2022