Glossary of organisations and what they do:

MHRAThe Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency regulates medicines, medical devices and blood components for transfusion in the UK.

EMA: The European Medicines Agency is a European Union agency responsible for the protection of public and animal health through the scientific evaluation and supervision of medicines.

FDAThe Food and Drug Administration is the US body that regulates drugs and advances public health.

NICE: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence is a UK public body which advises on quality standards and information services for health, public health and social care. NICE assesses new drugs to see if they are safe to be prescribed.

NHS England: National Health Service England is the body that leads the National Health Service in England. They set the priorities and direction of the NHS and commission health care services in England.

Published on 12 April 2016

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