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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The Medicines Control Agency will now scrutinise the data and do their own internal checks and audits into the quality of the data to see if they will license the drug.
The safety of all medicines is continually monitored by both GlaxoSmithKline and the Medicines Control Agency.
Ms Blears said Ministers now had three reports, from the CSM, the chief medical officer, and the Medicines Control Agency, which together provided a comprehensive analysis of the issues relating to TSEs and vaccines.
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.
I spoke to the Medicines Control Agency and they are very happy to progress licensing very rapidly.
A Department of Health spokesman said the Medicines Control Agency had banned the drug because of safety concerns.
Greater intervention from the Medicines Control Agency and trading standards agencies
In March of this year, the Medicines Control Agency of Britain refused to allow re-introduction of Rezulin.
The Medicines Control Agency (MCA), which is responsible for regulating medicines in the UK, has a good track record in protecting public health, the NAO report said.
A review by the Medicines Control Agency and the Committee for the Safety of Medicines found that the capsules did not meet current high standards of efficacy.
The Medicines Control Agency announced yesterday its intention to require all aspirin products to carry the warning.