An official ceremony marking the issuance of GMP certificate to Fitoleum, a pharmaceutical company from Kazakhstan, was held in the Pharmacy Committee of Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Health.
According to applicable legal requirements, the compliance with GxP standards is currently mandatory in Kazakhstan. To create incentives for implementation of standards, the rules for procurement of medicinal products and medical devices provide for preferential treatment of companies that hold the certificate of good pharmaceutical practices.
Speaking at the ceremony marking the issuance of certificate, Lyudmila Byurabekova, Chairperson of the Pharmacy Committee of Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Health, said that compliance with the standards would ensure the provision of safe and effective medicines to the public.
“This year, we significantly increased the number of inspections for compliance with GxP requirements and, in particular, the inspections of our manufacturers for compliance with GMP; distribution companies, for compliance with GDP; and pharmacies, for compliance with GPP.”
She also said that the Ministry was preparing a road map for implementation of good pharmaceutical practices, which would allow to intensify the implementation of international standards. Today, 14 production facilities (21 production sites) already have GMP certificates.