In SUCRE | ARIAS | REYES we provide legal and regulatory advisory services in health matters, as well as in administrative litigation matters before the offices of the health sector.
Our regulatory affairs attorneys in Panama advise national and foreign companies to obtain, modify and renew sanitary records of products, such as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, food, cosmetics and personal hygiene products, household cleaning products, pesticide products, veterinary products, raw materials, reagents, medical devices and supplies, diuretic supplements and medicines (including OTC, medicines sold without a prescription), which are managed before the corresponding health authorities for marketing in the territory of Panama.
We assist in the process of obtaining, maintaining and renewing the necessary permits, licenses and authorizations required by any establishment for the preparation, importation, storage, distribution and/or commercialization of its products, including legal support in the process of nationalization of products. Our assistance comprises legal advice in compliance with good manufacturing practices, storage and marketing of products. We advise companies with operations in regulated industries, such as pharmaceutical, food and beverage companies.
We provide guidance to our clients with the requirements and compliance of the labeling regulations and declarations for all types of product categories, which includes the review of product labels against consumer protection requirements in order to avoid claims from third parties.
We provide advice on advertising and product promotions, which includes obtaining authorizations from the Comisión de Publicidad y Propaganda de la Dirección General de Salud (Advertising Commission of the General Directorate of Health) for the approval of advertisements in Panama. We represent clients in claims of false advertising and unfair practices; we also offer advice on product launches from the legal perspective. We collaborate with clients to correct the problems and breaches that arise with harmful advertising, and also advise to prevent and mitigate the potentially harmful exposure of an advertisement.
We represent our clients in the negotiation, drafting and/or review of manufacturing and manufacturing contracts; supply, storage, transport and/or logistics; agency, representation and distribution, franchises and licensing, among others.
As attorneys for regulatory affairs in Panama, we maintain current regulations on health regulatory matters and active participation in organizations and forums that review this business and activity sector, emphasizing the follow-up to the guidelines and policies of the public health administration.