09:57, 3 December, 2012

YEREVAN, DECEMBER 3, ARMENPRESS. Armenian pharmaceutical companies
should implement GMP European standards of pharmaceutical manufacturing
from January 1, 2013. The implementation of those standards in
accordance with the decision of the Government will support the
quality and security of the pharmaceutical manufacturing.

In a conversation with "Armenpress" the Head of the Staff of the
Ministry of Healthcare of the Republic of Armenia Suren Krmoyan
stated that this will support the citizens to trust the national
pharmaceutical manufacturing.

The consumer will buy qualitative medicine for much lower prices

Krmoyan stated: "If the given company has GMP certificate than it means
that it is manufacturing medicines of the same quality as Austrian,
German or French pharmaceutical manufacturers." According to him
the implementation of those standards is the new mark for quality,
which will support the increase of the size of the production and
export of the national medicines to foreign countries.

In addition Krmoyan said: "In this respect the European countries
will know you as a qualitative manufacturer. Presently the consumers
underestimate our manufacturers."

Three local companies are close to get the certificates first

Three of the local companies are "Arpimed", "Liqvor", and "Pharmatech",
which will submit the applications for the aforesaid certificate first.

Among other things Krmoyan noted: "We have made our observations in the
manufacturing circles and invited an international expert to conduct
audit and find out all those problems, which occurred in the stage of
preparation." According to him not all companies will manage to get
the certificates right on January 1, notwithstanding the abovementioned
three organizations will submit applications before the others.

The article by Tatevik Grigoryan