International Generic Drug Regulators Programme (IGDRP)

19 August 2015

The International Generic Drug Regulators Pilot (IGDRP) was launched in April 2012 in the face of mounting pressures that confront generic drug review programs worldwide and a willingness on the part of regulatory agencies to pursue collaboration and convergence to help mitigate these pressures.

The IGDRP operated for a three-year period on interim operating procedures for the Pilot. The 7th and final meeting of the International Generic Drug Regulators Pilot (IGDRP) took place in Singapore, November 2 to 5, 2014. The IGDRP Steering Committee recognised the considerable progress made by the Pilot and recommended extending the initiative for a further two years, from January 2015 to December 2016 and to change the initiative's name to 'International Generic Drug Regulators Programme'.

The first International Generic Drug Regulators Programme (IGDRP) face to face meeting was held from 25-29 May 2015, in Pretoria, South Africa. IGDRP members agreed that the Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia will act as an Interim Secretariat until December 2016. A major achievement of the meeting was the launch and the endorsement of the IGDRP website to facilitate communication with external stakeholders. The IGDRP website is currently hosted by the TGA.

More information on IGDRP can be found at IGDRP website.