PDA and PDA Taiwan Chapter Ink Deal for Closer Collaboration

Bethesda, MD – The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) reached a membership and information-sharing agreement with its chapter in Taiwan, which closely supports the Taiwan FDA (TFDA).

The agreement provides the TFDA access to PDA’s technical information for internal use. All members of the PDA Taiwan Chapter, approximately 500 professionals, are officially joining the Global PDA and membership is extended to 9 executives of the TFDA and one executive of the IDB. This arrangement ensures that the PDA scientific information used by industry and regulators in Taiwan will be current and at the high standard established by the Global PDA Organization.

On April 21, 2009 at the PDA Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, the agreement was signed by TPDA President Shin-Yi Hsu and Chapter Secretary General Tuan-Tuan Su and  PDA President Robert Myers and PDA Chair John Shabushnig.

“I am very pleased to see this effort brought to fruition,” said PDA President Myers. “We have worked with the Chapter on this agreement for a period of time and now we can move forward and ensure that the industry in Taiwan can benefit from PDA’s high quality technical materials.”

“This agreement helps solidify the close relationship between PDA and the Taiwan Chapter,” said PDA Chair John Shabushnig. “It also opens the door to closer relations between the global PDA organization and the Taiwan FDA.”

The agreement grants members in Taiwan electronic access to PDA’s International Pharmaceutical Quality, the PDA Letter, all completed PDA Technical Reports, and the PDA Journal of Science and Technology, including the right to translate documents.

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