New Powers For EMA Under EU ‘Future Proofing’ Plans
EU Is Taking Steps To Strengthen Health Crisis Preparedness
A new legislative proposal is seeking to empower the European Medicines Agency in tracking potential shortages of drugs and medical devices and enable the agency to play a greater role in coordinating clinical trials and vaccine research during health emergencies.
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The EU has ambitious plans for dealing with future health crises, bolstering needs-led innovation, improving access to medicines, and tackling drug shortages.
The European Medicines Agency has begun a rolling review of Moderna’s mRNA vaccine, and its new executive director, Emer Cooke, has taken up her role with a promise to make tackling COVID-19 her “number one priority.”
Reforms set out by the European Commission to better prepare the EU for future health crises must heed key lessons learned from experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as the benefits of digitalization, Medicines for Europe has urged.