Medicines Control Agency


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Medicines Control Agency

The UK regulatory authority which approved or rejected drug applications (approval meant that the applicant was exempt from the need for a clinical trial certificate). The MCA merged with the Medical Devices Agency in 2003 to become the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
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Based on best-in-class, validated hardware and software components, Alchemy 7 is designed to satisfy the evolving requirements of regulatory authorities worldwide, including the UK Medicines Control Agency (MCA), the European Medicines Evaluation Agency (EMEA) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The firm finally had its licence to produce the vaccine suspended after an inspection in July 2002 by the Medicines Control Agency, the Department of Health body that monitors the effectiveness of medicines.
The research has now been sent to the Medicines Control Agency to see if cannabis should be licensed.
Since it was licensed for use in the UK in 1990, almost a quarter of all reports of fatalities from licensed medicines made to the Medicines Control Agency related to the use of Seroxat, said Mr Williams.
Manufacturers and retailers had agreed to withdraw it from sale voluntarily while the government's Medicines Control Agency drew up a legal ban and the Department of Health has now banned it.
Richard Kimblin, prosecuting, told the hearing that Viagra worth pounds 100,000 was seized by officers from the Medicines Control Agency when Groombridge was 'busted' in September 2000.
The Medicines Control Agency, which would have to approve any reclassification, said the earliest it could happen would be 120 days from April, though it warned it would be likely to be longer.
The Department of Health and Medicines Control Agency said it 'totally rejected' any suggestion that MMR vaccines were licensed prematurely.
A Department of Health spokesman said the Medicines Control Agency had banned the drug because of safety concerns.
In March of this year, the Medicines Control Agency of Britain refused to allow re-introduction of Rezulin.
The Government Medicines Control Agency have now launched a probe into the sale of Impocreme.