The quality of any medicine is determined by its effectiveness, safety and ultimately the health outcome of a patient. If that quality is questionable, then any efforts and investment into public health systems and medicines regulatory systems will be compromised.
The Medicines Quality Control and Surveillance Department functions as a critical part of robust mechanisms for regulating medicines in CARICOM, including post-market surveillance, in close cooperation with the Member States, CARPHA/CRS and other partners such as PAHO/WHO. The laboratory delivers timely, accurate, relevant and authoritative reports on the quality of medicines circulating in CARICOM.
VigiCarib is a regional system for CMS to report medicines related adverse events (adverse drug/medicine reactions (ADRs/ADMs)) and substandard and falsified products (SF) to bolster states’ ability to conduct the critical regulatory function of monitoring medicines in the market.
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