EU Politicians Want Stronger Role For European Medicines Agency In Health Risk Assessment
The EU ‘Must Learn From The Pandemic Crisis’
Legislation that will help to build a future “European Health Union” is making its way through the EU legislative process. It includes a greater role for EU health agencies in making preparations for future health emergencies.
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The European Commission has dismissed concerns about the operation of its new emergency response body, saying it will ensure the EU is well prepared for tackling future pandemics and other threats. HERA will complement, not duplicate, work conducted by existing agencies such as the European Medicines Agency, delegates heard at this week’s European Health Forum Gastein virtual conference.
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Draft EU legislation on tackling cross-border health threats has taken another step forward, as health authorities say the Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus will be the “globally dominant strain” over the coming months.
High-level negotiations are due to begin later this month on a draft regulation that will give the European Medicines Agency new powers to tackle supply chain issues amid health emergencies.