MHRA stands for the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, which is a major force in the healthcare landscape of the United Kingdom. Public health is very import and the MHRA has a big hand in regulating the marketplace as well as steering public health policy. Medicine is always developing and new technologies and medicines are continuously being developed and brought to market. These products are designed to treat many health problems, often in new and innovative ways. All of these products must be thoroughly tested and their quality and safety must be monitored constantly in order to keep the public safe. The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency or MHRA is the government agency that is in charge of all of the extensive testing that is necessary for a new product to be brought to market. The MHRA also controls pharmaceutical compliance as well as medical device compliance in the UK.