Medicines for human use
The law of 25th March 1964 about medicines gives the following definition of a medicine:
« any substance or composition claiming to possess properties that cure or prevent human sickness, or any substance or composition that can be used by humans or can be given to restitute, correct or change some physiological functions by providing an action that is pharmacological, immunological or metabolic, or for establishing a medical diagnostic. »
The mission of FAMHP (Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products) is to watch over the quality, safety and efficacy of medicines from their conception to their use.
Consequently FAMHP has to master and control all aspects relating to medicines in conjunction with health professionals, the pharmaceutical industry and other national and international authorities.
There are 4 items under the heading « Medicines » :
Click on each item to find further information about the requirements of FAMHP concerning these different types of products.