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Diabetes to Increase in Asia

Diabetes cases are dramatically on the rise in countries throughout Asia. The financially privileged city-dwellers tend to be the ones who have been identified as diabetics. Causes include insufficient exercise, high fat diets that have increasingly incorporated fast food items, genetics and... Read More

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ASEAN Signs MRA for GMP

On April 10, 2009, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Ministers signed the ASEAN Sectoral Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) for Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). When implemented, GMP certification and inspection reports received in one ASEAN member nation (in accordance with... Read More

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New Medical Device Act in Thailand

Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently implemented a new law, Medical Device Act B.E. 2551, to replace Medical Device Act B.E. 2531. This new Act details regulations and requirements for product registration, advertisements, and punishments for non-compliance. The Act defines... Read More