The Drug Control Authority (DCA) is the executive body established under the Control of Drugs and Cosmetics Regulations 1984.The main task of this Authority is to ensure the safety, quality and efficacy of pharmaceuticals, health and personal care products that are marketed in Malaysia.
This objective is being achieved through the following:
- Registration of pharmaceutical products and cosmetics
- Licensing of premises for importer, manufacturer and wholesaler
- Monitoring the quality of registered products in the market
- Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring
The Control of Drugs and Cosmetics Regulations 1984 empowers the DCA to implement the registration scheme in phases i.e.
Notes ** Cosmetics registration was replaced by the Notification Procedure as of 1 Januari 2008
The DCA also ensures that all registered / notified products are labelled according to stipulated labeling requirements
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