The Head of the Monitoring and Evaluation Department of the Iran National Medical Device Directorate announced the circular of increasing the supervision over the implementation of the criteria for identifying the authenticity of medical devices of all medical companies, importers, manufacturers, distributors and guilds.
”According to Circular No. 71434/664 dated 4/11/2019 on the plan of identification, control, tracking, and authenticity of goods for all manufactured and imported medical equipment and supplies, as well as the letter of the General Inspection Organization based on the regulations related to the Anti-Smuggling of goods and Currency Act and the specific rules of pharmaceutical items and medical equipment based on the legal duties of the Food and Drug Administration, given the expiration of the announced deadline, increase monitoring in identifying and dealing decisively with violators and collecting unidentified goods on the list of the National Medical Device Directorate and Universities of Medical Sciences is located. So following the notification criteria, all goods without authenticity or invalid authenticity are subject to the criteria of smuggled goods and violators will be dealt with as necessary.” Mavedat Homaei, Head of the Monitoring and Evaluation Department of the Iran National Medical Device Directorate said.
The existence of smuggled, miscellaneous goods with low quality in the market of medical equipment and pharmaceutical items has reduced its standard level. The announcement of such regulatory criteria and product identification guidelines by the National Medical Device Directorate is a positive and a step forward to clarify further and improve the quality of the medical equipment and pharmaceutical market.