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The Medicines Quality Control and Surveillance Department is committed to providing testing services of the highest standard that satisfy the needs of clients, the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 and continually improving the effectiveness of the quality management system; ensuring test results are accurate, reliable, interpretable, and defensible.


In September 2017, the Department was awarded accreditation by the Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC) to the ISO/IEC 17025. Accreditation provides independent verification of the Department’s technical and managerial competence to perform testing of medicines according to its accreditation scope.  View the Department’s scope of accreditation. The MQCSD’s status as an accredited laboratory confirms its conformance to ISO//IEC 17025 requirements including