The President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a Decree to liquidate Uzpharmsanoat concern and establish the Agency for the Development of Pharmaceutical Industry.
The Agency will develop and implement the strategy for sustainable development of the pharmaceutical industry, coordinate the activities of pharmaceutical companies, implement the programs for provision of the medicines, medical devices, and medical equipment to state health care institutions and the general public.
The Agency will also carry out the state registration and certification of medicines, medical devices, and medical equipment, including those imported from abroad, and certify the pharmaceutical companies for compliance with the international Good Manufacturing Practices.
The Agency will acquire the following organizations:
- State Center for Expert Examination and Standardization of Medicines, Medical Devices and Medical Equipment of the Ministry of Health;
- Uzbek Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research Institute;
- Tashkent Research Institute of Vaccines and Serums;
- Oriental Medicine Research Institute.
Uzpharmsanoat SJSC is liquidated. The Republican Commission is abolished, and its functions are transferred to the Ministry of Health.