Address: Kurt-Georg-Kiesinger-Allee 3, Bonn 53173,Germany
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The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte, BfArM) is an independent higher federal authority within the portfolio of the Federal Ministry of Health. The authority’s seat was transferred to Bonn in the course of the Government’s move to the capital. The BfArM is the successor to the Institute for Drugs (Institut für Arzneimittel) founded on 1 July 1975 as part of the now dissolved Federal Health Office (Bundesgesundheitsamt, BGA).Today, roughly 1000 employees – including physicians, pharmacists, chemists, biologists, technical assistants and administrative staff – work at the BfArM with the aim of preventing health risks by continuous improvement in the safety of medicinal products and by risk monitoring of medical devices as well as by monitoring the legal traffic in controlled substances scheduled in the UN-Conventions of 1961, 1971 and 1988.
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