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Medicinal Products Act

It is the purpose of the Medicinal Products Act ("Arzneimittelgesetz", AMG) "to guarantee, in the interest of furnishing both human beings and animals with a proper supply of medicinal products, safety in respect of the trade in medicinal products, ensuring in particular the quality, efficacy and safety of medicinal products" (Section 1 AMG). It consists of 18 chapters that regulate among others: definitions, manufacture, marketing authorisation and sale, prescription requirement, distribution channels, supervision of medicinal products, observation, collection and evaluation of risks associated with medicinal products as well as the liability for damages caused by medicinal products.