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celebrating 20 years Abbreviations of pharmaceutical regulatory authorities and acronyms
(manufacturing capabilities)

AIFA     Italian Medicines Agency
ANDA     Abbreviated new drug application
ANSM     French National Agency for Medicinal and Health Product Safety
ANVISA     Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency
ASN     Nuclear Safety Authority for E-beam
CFDA     China Food and Drug Administration
CNCA     Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China
COFEPRIS     Mexican Federal Commission for Protection against Health Risk
DQS     Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Zertifizierung von Management Systemen
EDQM     European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines
EMA     European Medicines Agency
FMHACA     Ethiopian Food, Medicine and Healthcare Administration Control Authority
FSSC     Food Safety System Certification
GCC     Middle East and North African Gulf Cooperation Council
GFDB     Ghana Food and Drugs Board
GMP     Good Manufacturing Practice
GRA     German Regulatory Authority
HACCP     South African Hazardous Analysis and Critical Control Point (SANS 10330)
HPB     Health Protection Branch (Canada)
ICHA     Ivory Coast Health Authority
INVIMA     Colombia National Food and Drug Surveillance Institute
IRA     Israeli Regulatory Authorities
ISO     International Organisation for Standardisation
KFDA     Korean Food and Drug Administration
Kℓ     Kilolitre
KvH     Kilo vessel hours
LAsD     Local vs Federal Agencies
LRA     Libyan Regulatory Authorities
MCAZ     Medicines Control Agency of Zimbabwe
MCC     South African Medicines Control Council
MHRA     United Kingdom Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Agency
MOH – DRC     Ministry of Health – Democratic Republic of Congo
MOH – IC     Ministry of Health – Ivory Coast
NAFDAC     Nigerian National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control
NDA     New drug application
UNDA     Ugandan National Drug Authority
NZ RMP     New Zealand Risk Management Programmes
OHSAS     Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
PIC/S     Pharmaceutical Inspection Convention and Pharmaceutical Cooperation Scheme
PMDA     Japanese Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Agency
PMPB     Malawian Pharmacy, Medicines and Poisons Board
PPB     Kenyan Pharmacy and Poisons Board
Russian MoIT     Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
SANAS     South African National Accreditation System
TFDA     Tanzania Food and Drug Authority
TGA     Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration
TRA     Turkish Regulatory Authority
UHT     Ultra-high temperature
US FDA     United States Food and Drug Administration
WHO     World Health Organisation
ZAMRA     Zambia Medicine Regulatory Authority