EU Launches New Response Body To Tackle Future Health Emergencies
HERA To Boost New Vaccines & Therapeutic Development, Clinical Trials & Manufacturing
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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The new regulation on cross-border threats to health is the final part of the European Health Union, along with strengthened roles for the European Medicines Agency and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Its aim is to ensure collective EU action on preparedness, surveillance, risk assessment, and early warning and response in the event of health emergencies.
Efforts are being made across the European off-patent community to bolster the supply chain and ensure access to medicines in Ukraine, says the generics and biosimilars industry association, Medicines for Europe. It has urged the EU to take a leading role in coordinating supplies through the new emergency response body, HERA.
Efforts are being made across the European off-patent community to bolster the supply chain and ensure access to medicines in Ukraine, industry association Medicines for Europe tells Generics Bulletin. It has urged the EU to take a leading role in coordinating supplies through the HERA emergency response body.