FDA approved over 8,000 medicines, more than half locally made

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AMMAN – Over  8,000 medicines and pharmaceutical products have been registered by the Jordan Food and Drug Administration (JFDA), of which 4,434 were locally manufactured and 4,090 imported.اضافة اعلان

According to the Jordan News Agency, Petra, JFDA Director General Nizar Mhaidat said Saturday that in the first half of the year, the institution registered 23 local medicines and 54 imported brands, in addition to 112 vitamins and minerals, 68 natural medicines and 6 baby formula and infant food products.

He added that the Medicines Directorate registered 409 pharmaceutical products, including 192 new and 202 similar types, 11 serums and vaccines and 4 natural medicines.

Mhaidat said the JFDA constantly reviews drug prices and will continue to do so and compare them with prices in neighboring countries and the countries of origin, while modifying the pricing mechanism to ensure reasonable prices and reduce the price of generic drugs.

The periodic review resulted in the reduction of the prices of 516 pharmaceutical items during the first nine months of the year, the pricing of 170 types for registration purposes and 177 others for re-registration, he said.

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