Today the Drug Regulatory Authority (DRA) is celebrating its first Foundation Day coinciding with the World Blood Donor Day. The DRA was established in 2004 under the Ministry of Health and later delinked in 2008 as an autonomous agency. It was on 14th June 2004 that the first meeting of Bhutan Medicines Board was held. Today’s event was held at Bank of Bhutan Ltd office premises in Thimphu. Her Excellency Lyonpo Dechen Wangmo, Minister for Health graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Other guests included senior govt officials from various agencies such as WHO, KGUMSB, MoH, MoAF, BoB, MSPL and representatives of private business entities. The Quality Manual, Technical Guidance Document on Manufacturing of Medicinal Products and other information materials were also launched.