Amendments strengthen Thai medical devices act

The Thai Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in June issued a series of amendments to its Medical Devices Act, which regulates the use and sale of medical devices in the country. Among the 16 new clauses enacted in June are prohibitions on false or exaggerated claims on medical device labels and on the unlicensed importation, manufacture or sale of medical devices. The new law also regulates where the devices may be legally manufactured and stored.

In addition to toughening the regulation of devices, the law also seeks to make procedures for registering, renewing and appealing licenses easier for foreign manufacturers.