Have You Been Inspected by the MHRA?

Tony Anderson

The Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is the UK’s primary regulatory body for the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. Every year, this agency inspects dozens of companies for compliance with government regulations.

The Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is the UK’s primary regulatory body for the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. Every year, this agency inspects dozens of companies for compliance with government regulations.

The Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is the UK’s primary regulatory body for the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. Every year, this agency inspects dozens of companies for compliance with government regulations. In some cases, the inspections are triggered by a report or incident—but in many cases they are completely random. Many of these inspections turn up violations, often from companies that thought they were in full compliance. And once a violation is spotted by an inspector, the fallout can be much more expensive than it would have been to simply fix it in advance. That’s why so many of the leading medical companies rely on pharmacovigilance compliance consulting. They keep their organization in compliance from the outset, to avoid expensive problems later.