National Health Surveillance Agency
The National Health Surveillance Agency (in Portuguese, Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária, ANVISA) is a regulatory body of the Brazilian government. It has a role similar to that of the FDA in the United States, and is responsible for the regulation and approval of Pharmaceutical drugs.
It is "an independently administered, financially autonomous regulatory agency, with security of tenure for its directors during the period of their mandates. The Agency is managed by a Collegiate Board of Directors, comprised of five members." 
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