The Professional Regulatory Boards of Chemistry and Pharmacy have released a joint resolution on 2020 on the authority to sign analysis certification of pharmaceutical products and their raw materials, food or dietary supplements, health supplements, and cosmetics.
This joint resolution permits registered chemists and registered pharmacists to validly sign certificates of analysis of the aforementioned products before being allowed for public use or consumption.
This joint resolution was amended on 21st of June 2022. The amended resolution states that: “Chemists and pharmacists can validly sign analysis certification of pharmaceutical products and their raw materials, food/dietary supplements, health supplements and cosmetics before the same is released for public use or consumption. Thus, for those outside the production process, such as analysis of a product already in the market, other than that of the product’s Marketing Authorization Holder and those performed in an FDA-licensed pharmaceutical establishment, for authenticity/contamination tests or other purposes, certification of the analysis shall be done by a chemist.”