The transition period for medicines for human use, which falls under the agreement, ended on 11 July 2019: the need for such metrics was one of the recommendations of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) in a recent report. The FDA had asked an ad hoc NASM committee to study mutual recognition and mutual trust agreements around the world (some of which date back many years) and the Committee found a surprising lack of data on the successes and challenges of these programs. To address this information gap, the Committee called on regulators to establish a framework of results with clear indicators, measures and monitoring and evaluation processes for these programmes. According to the report`s authors, such information would increase understanding of the program`s public health benefits and, over time, analyze the benefits and risks. These agreements benefit regulators by reducing dual controls in any other area, allowing for a greater focus on sites likely to be at higher risk and increased coverage of global supply chain inspections. We await the final decision to include veterinary medicines in the scope of the mutual recognition agreement currently concluded between the European Community (EU) and the United States, which allows the recognition of GMP inspections in other Member States. The application of the MRA is currently focusing on the successful implementation of MRI sections that are relevant to cGMP monitoring or routine inspections. application-specific inspections, such as. B pre-authorization inspections fall within the scope of MRI; However, since these inspections are based on requests filed with a specific regulatory authority, additional coordination and evaluations are needed in the United States and the EU. Current products within the scope of the agreement include finished medicines for human consumption marketed in various pharmaceutical forms such as tablets, capsules, ointments and injection products, commercial biologics, intermediate products and pharmaceutical active ingredients (IPAs).
Restrictions: Capacity determination applies to routine inspections. In the future, the following types of products and inspections may be included in the scope of the agreement pending further consideration: the EU and the US first signed the MRA for current products on 1 November 2017, with eight EU countries directly benefiting from the agreement.