National Sanitary Surveillance Agency

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Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (in Portuguese, Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária) is a regulatory body of the Brazilian government, created in 1999 during President Fernando Henrique Cardoso's term of office. It is responsible for the regulation and approval of pharmaceutical drugs, sanitary standards and regulation of the food industry.

The agency bills itself as "an independently administered, financially autonomous" regulatory body. It is administered by a five-member collegiate board of directors,[1] who oversee five thematic directorates, assisted by a five-tier oversight structure.[2]

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  1. ^ "Sanitary Surveillance's official website in English". Archived from the original on 2013-02-16.
  2. ^ "ORGANOGRAMA". ANVISA. Retrieved 6 October 2017.