México and Costa Rica sign Cooperation Agreement
According to this Agreement, Costa Rica will acknowledge the pharmaceutical registers of drugs that the Mexican Health Authority COFEPRIS issued regarding drugs and vaccines, on October 17th. This way, Costa Rica was added to the list of Latin American countries (Ecuador, Chile and El Salvador) that already accept the registrations of medicines and vaccines from México.
Within the bilateral cooperation between Costa Rica and México; this cooperation agreement was signed with the aim to advance in the strengthening of the drug policy (public access to drugs and highly stocked markets) and vaccines in both countries. The main objective is the protection and promotion of public health and minimizing the risks of consumption of products.
Currently, the local health agencies aim to create links and cooperation with each other in order to:
- protect people´s health
- increase the information available on new technologies
- be efficient with the human and the financial resources.
This Agreement will facilitate the commercial exchange and the pharmaceutical exportation of Mexican medicine to Costa Rica. This agreement will also allow the harmonization of the requirements and the regulatory aspects of medicines and vaccines in the region therefore consolidating better communication.