Cooperation between Health Authorities of Mexico and UK
With the aim of improving public health and facilitating the import/export of drugs and medical devices, Health Authorities of Mexico (COFEPRIS) and the United Kingdom (MHRA) recently signed a Cooperation Agreement.
The “Exchange of Information Agreement,” which was signed during the official visit of the Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to London, is derived from a memorandum of understanding on the subject of health signed between both countries.
The cooperation activities covered by the agreement comprise the exchange of information, documents and experiences regarding drugs, medical devices and other health consumables. Topics include pharmacovigilance, safety and quality of products, health authorization and inspection reports.
According to COFEPRIS, this agreement will benefit both the public health, since it will improve the access of Mexican people to innovative medical products, and the Mexican government, as it will strengthen its regulatory framework.
Mikel Arriola, head of COFEPRIS, noted that this is the second health agreement between Mexico and a European country signed in 2015. The first was with Poland.