About the IMB
The Irish Medicines Board’s role is to protect and enhance public and animal health through the regulation of medicines, medical devices and healthcare products.
What is the Irish Medicines Board (IMB)?
The IMB is a regulator. We are a government agency and part of the public sector.
What does the IMB do?
- We give licences to companies to make, to distribute and to market safe, effective and good quality medicines in Ireland.
- We continuously monitor medicines, medical devices and cosmetics and respond quickly to any safety concerns.
- We inspect companies which test, make and distribute medicines to ensure that they follow good practices.
Further information is available in the About Us section of the website. Our most recent annual report also outlines the main activities of the IMB during 2009.