ANS: National Supplementary Health Agency. It is the regulatory agency linked to the Ministry of Health responsible for the health sector in Brazil.
Anvisa: National Health Surveillance Agency. It is a regulatory agency, in the form of a special regime autarchy, linked to the Ministry of Health.
Anmat: National Drugs, Food and Medical Technology Administration
API: active pharmaceutical ingredients
COFEPRIS:Federal Commission for Protection Against Health Risks
CVM: Securities and Exchange Commission.
EMEA: European Medicines Agency
FDA: Food and Drug Administration
HMO: Health Maintenance Organization offers employers or groups a way to take care of all the health care needs of their employees or members at reduced costs by negotiating with specific doctors, hospitals and clinics. These specific providers must be used by the employee for the reduced rates to be provided to the medical insurance plan.
IPO: Initial Public Offering
INVIMA: Colombian National Food and Drug Surveillance Institute
RD&I: Research, Development & Innovation
SUS: Unified Health System is the name of the public health system in Brazil inspired by the British National Health Service.