20 November, 2018

Colombia: MEDICAMENTOS Y EQUIPOS fined for hiking medication prices in excess of established caps

On 6 November 2018, the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (SIC in Spanish) imposed a sanction to MEDICAMENTOS & EQUIPOS COLOMBIA S.A.S. for not complying with Circular 01 […]
9 November, 2018

Colombia: Extension of Triclosan and Triclocarban-containing inventory clearance deadline

On 5 October 2018, through Resolution No. 2025 of 2018, the Andean Community decided to extend the Triclosan and Triclocarban-containing inventory clearance deadline. Clearance was established […]
3 August, 2018

Colombia and Argentina signed agreement to facilitate Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certification for chemical synthesis drugs

On 19 July 2018, the Regulatory Authorities of Colombia and Argentina signed an agreement in order to facilitate the exchange of GMP certificates for chemical synthesis drugs, allowing […]
31 July, 2018

Colombia signed Decree simplifying health registration procedures for products manufactured from plants, including cannabis

On 6 July 2018, Colombia signed Decree 1156/2018.  The Decree simplifies the health registration regime for phytotherapeutic products, incorporates new international references, and sets guidelines for its issue. […]
23 May, 2018

Colombian Antitrust Authority fines “IPS UNIVERSITARIA” for the sale of medicines above the maximum prices established

On 10 May 2018, the Colombian Antitrust Office (SIC in Spanish) fined fined the Healthcare Institution (IPS in Spanish) IPS UNIVERSITARIA for selling during a year 10 medicines exceeding the […]
13 March, 2018

The Andean Community will update Decision 516 of 2002, on cosmetic products

On 28 February 2018, the Colombian Regulatory Authority (INVIMA in Spanish) informed that the Andean Community (CAN in Spanish) formulated a draft decision on the updating of […]
19 February, 2018

WHO declared the main ingredient in medical cannabis nonaddictive and nontoxic

On 10 November 2017, the World Health Organization Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECCD) issued a statement in which recommends not cataloging cannabidol (CBD) as a psychoactive […]
16 February, 2018

Peruvian Consumer Rights Authority would sanction Cencosud for importing canned goods with parasites

On February 6 2018, the Peruvian Consumer Rights Authority (INDECOPI in Spanish) initiated an administrative proceeding against Cencosud –a Chilean retailer with important market share in […]
9 February, 2018

Andean Community bans the use of certain ingredients in cosmetic products

With the entry into force of Resolution 1953/2017 -issued by the General Secretariat of the Andean Community- the restriction and prohibition (according to each case) of certain ingredients for […]