Tag Archives: Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

The evolution of Good Laboratory Practice

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is an executive agency of the Department of Health.  Its website explains how the standard of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) was developed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to ensure the … Continue reading

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Regulatory inspection fails. Warning fails also.

Inspection is being sold as “confidence”.  The latest breast implant scandal, involving those made by the French firm Poly Implants Protheses (PIP), reveals that neither regulation nor warnings from medical experts stopped the use of substandard materials in time.  To be … Continue reading

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Bureaucracy killing research

While research and the USA largely get by just fine without ISO lab standards and this paper therefore does not mention them, it does illustrate the effects of analogous bureaucracy in the marked decline of clinical research.  Food and Drug … Continue reading

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