Fighting availability problems

IMA has informed of and promoted how easy it is to market medicinal and veterinary medicinal products in Iceland, not the least by using multilingual packages.

4.9.2013

For several years the Icelandic Medicines Agency (IMA) has been working on a project which has the purpose to increase the number of authorised and marketed medicinal products and veterinary medicinal products in Iceland. The goal has primarily been to fill gaps in marketed products and to reduce risk of availability problems but also to increase competition.

For example, a short procedure, the so called “zero day procedure” has been used, with the assistance of several RMSs.

Based on experience gained so far, IMA has now published information about this project, in the form of questions and answers. IMA encourages potential applicants to use the available options to apply for a marketing authorisation in Iceland, not the least to fill gaps in availability of medicinal products and veterinary medicinal products.

It should be noted that potential applicants should always contact IMA before initiating any procedure, where the goal is a short procedure, as IMA will decide in advance on a case by case basis, if this approach is acceptable.

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