CERTIFICATE OF RESPONSIBLE QUALIFIED PERSONS
RAPID ALERT SYSTEM
ANALYSIS OF PRODUCTS ON THE MARKET
CHECKS ON ADVERTISING AND OTHER PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR MEDICINES AND HEALTH PRODUCTS
QUESTIONS ABOUT MEDICINES AND HEALTH PRODUCTS
ACCREDITATION NUMBER FOR RESPONSIBLE QUALIFIED PERSONS
In 2017, a large number of investigations on advertising violations and good distribution practices of medicines and medical devices took place.
Result: numerous warnings, various official reports with an administrative fine and in exceptional but serious cases the official report was forwarded to the prosecutor.
The Distribution division contacted the pharmaceutical companies several times to obtain the updated contact details of the person responsible for the information or contact persons. These contacts are used, among other things, in warnings of manufacturing errors and falsified or stolen medicines.
In 2017, the number of inspections of retail pharmacies decreased. Because of their competencies, the inspectors for pharmacies were involved in the projects concerning the implementation of the multiannual plan for patients with the officinal pharmacists.
HORMONES AND ANTIBIOTICS
NARCOTICS AND PSYCHOTROPIC SUBSTANCES
Licences for import and export
Narcotics order forms
There is a strong increase in the number of applications for Schengen declarations. It is clear that this document is more and more known by citizens who wants to travel with medicines for personal use and wants to avoid customs problems.
MANUFACTURING AND DISTRIBUTION AUTHORISATIONS
HUMAN TISSUE MATERIAL AND BLOOD INSTITUTIONS
SPECIAL INVESTIGATION UNIT
Number of postal packages inspected
The FAMHPFederal Agency for Medicines and Health Products confiscates more and more SARMsSelective androgen receptor modulator. SARMsSelective androgen receptor modulator are often abused by athletes to improve their performance. More and more SARMsSelective androgen receptor modulator can also be found in nutritional supplements for athletes and in aromatic oils. These products are not only difficult to identify for the users but also for the inspection services.
SARMsSelective androgen receptor modulator were included in the WADAWorld Anti-Doping Agency doping list as androgenic anabolic steroids, classified as substances and methods that are prohibited at all times (both within competition and outside competition).
The interception of anabolic products in large quantities is worrying and may indicate illegal production.
The illegally produced anabolic products are offered much cheaper than the legally produced products, but they cause a great risk to the user: lack of sterility, dangerous overdoses, other potentially toxic ingredients.