International cooperation for registration of medicines: Opportunities for India

International cooperation – Why?
Globally interconnected medicine supply chains warrants rigorous medicine regulation – International cooperation initiatives also promote ease of doing business for an increasingly global pharmaceutical industry and enhance the attractiveness of initiatives like ‘Make in India’ Limited Resources with National Medicines Regulatory Authorities (NMRAs) – Regulators can no longer
promote public health by means of an inward-looking attitude – they need to connect and cooperate with counterparts in other countries and make best use of their limited resources
Learning opportunity for maturing jurisdictions – Contrary to the apprehension that participation in international cooperation would compromise national sovereignty, international cooperation initiatives could be learning platforms for maturing regulatory authorities Benefits to public health – International cooperation can be seen as a tool to foster faster accessibility and availability of quality medicines