What We Regulate 

How We Regulate 

Human medicines 


Veterinary medicines  


Medical devices for human use


Clinical trials


Blood and blood components


Human tissues and cells


Human organs for transplantation

Controlled substances


The use of animals for scientific purposes 

We inspect companies and facilities which test, make or distribute health products to ensure that they comply with relevant standards and legislation 


We grant licences to companies to make, distribute and market medicines after a review of their safety, quality and effectiveness


We continuously monitor medicines, medical devices and other health products, responding quickly to any safety or quality concerns


We produce safety and quality information to support the safe use of health products