HPRA stands for Health Products Regulatory Authority
The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) and their role is to protect and enhance public and animal health by regulating medicines, medical devices and other health products. It is also our role to monitor the safety of cosmetics.
We are a state agency that puts the health of people and animals at the core of everything we do. We use our scientific and clinical expertise to review and monitor health products available in Ireland or exported abroad. Our aim is to make sure that health products we regulate are as safe as possible and do what they are intended to do.
Formerly known as Irish Medicines Board (IMB), we became the HPRA in July 2014. Our new name better reflects our broader remit and regulatory functions.
More Information can be found on https://www.hpra.ie/