29 Jan The Bulgarian Drug Agency initiates PIC/S membership procedure
The Bulgarian Drug Agency (BDA) announced that they will initiate the procedure to become a member of the Pharmaceutical Inspection Co-operation Scheme (PIC/S).
PIC/S is a non-binding, informal co-operative arrangement between Regulatory Authorities in the field of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) of medicinal products for human or veterinary use. PIC/S aims at harmonising inspection procedures worldwide by developing common standards in the field of GMP, by providing training opportunities to inspectors and by facilitating co-operation and networking between competent authorities. Currently, there are more than 50 PIC/S members worldwide.
Update August 2018: the BDA announced that the PIC/S membership application was lodged on August 16th, 2018.
Update July 1, 2023: BDA officially joined the PIC/S.