Cooperation on pharmaceuticals with France
On July 11, the Health Agencies of Mexico (COFEPRIS) and France (ANSM) signed a Collaboration Agreement on pharmaceuticals, vaccines as well as medical and cosmetic devices with the aim of exchanging regulatory information and experiences that facilitate access of patients to safe, efficient and high-quality products.
According to the Federal Commissioner of COFEPRIS Mikel Arrióla, this agreement will be in force for three years. He added that both agencies plan to strengthen their communication regarding healthcare consumables in order to improve the protection of patients.
This initiative stems from the need to harmonize Mexican health regulations with international best practices and is supported by the Framework Health Agreement signed between the Mexican and French governments on March 9, 2009 in Ciudad de Mexico.