Strategic director

Sayeh Ahrabi

Tel. +47 400 62 022

Reliable Supply consists of five units and covers five main areas:


  • Assessment of the quality of chemical and biological medicinal products including
    follow up on MA-holders responsibility  


  • Control analyses of pharmaceuticals, both from the national market and the European market
  • Represent Norway in the European pharmacopoeia and publish Norwegian pharmaceutical standards
  • Official control authority batch release (OCABR) for vaccines

Availability of marketed medicinal products

  • Prevent shortages and coordinate measures in case of acute shortages

Inspections and licences

  • Inspections related to the supply chain and clinical studies
  • Handling of rapid alerts, including quality deficiencies and falsified medicines
  • Supervise and provide licenses and certificates in relation to pharmacy operations, manufacturing process, import, and wholesale businesses.
  • Classification and narcotics/doping regulations and the regulatory framework guiding international travel with pharmaceutical products

Medical devices

  • Supervise manufacturers and notified bodies
  • Handle adverse incidents
  • Classify medical devices
  • Assess applications for clinical investigations

Oppdatert: 16.10.2019

Publisert: 17.01.2017

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