Pmda - Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency

Who We Are

PMDA (Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency) is Japanese regulatory agency, working together with Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.
Our obligation is to protect the public health by assuring safety, efficacy and quality of pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
We conduct scientific reviews of marketing authorization application of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, monitoring of their post-marketing safety. We are also responsible for providing relief compensation for sufferers from adverse drug reaction and infections by pharmaceuticals or biological products.



Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA)


April 1, 2004

Legal classification

Incorporated administrative agency with non-civil service status


Safety Triangle

Comprehensive Risk Management through the Three Functions

Safety Triangle

Profile of Services (PMDA's latest brochure)