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2 Apr 19
Patient disease registries: potential use for regulatory purposes
Public consultation on the discussion paper published by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) regarding the crucial role of patient disease registries in monitoring the safety of medicines is open until June 30, 2019.
New safety features for most prescription medicines and some OTC medicines supplied in the EU
6 Feb 19
No deal brexit’s impact on the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries: guidance from the ema and the european commission
On January 15, 2019, the UK House of Commons rejected the withdrawal agreement reached by Theresa May and the EU after a long and exhausting negotiation period of almost 2 years.
EMA has launched a public consultation on key principles for the electronic product information of EU medicines
2 Dec 17
Product information: EMA starts digitization
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) gives the go-ahead for digitization in terms of product information.
1 Nov 17
Positive outcome for ema’s policy 0070, one year after the publication of the clinical trial results
On October 18, 2017, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) published a report on the implementation of the Policy 0070 on the proactive publication of clinical trials results (Policy).
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September 21, 2022
Payback for medical devices: Decree quantifying the exceeding of the expenditure ceiling for medical devices at national and regional level for the years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 published ...
September 1, 2022
The 2021 annual law for market and competition addressing, as to the healthcare sector, reimbursement of drugs, intermediate distribution, patent linkage and institutional accreditation of p...
July 19, 2022
Guidelines for the implementation of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) to ensure dissemination, uniformity and accessibility of the EHR at national level now published in the Official Gazet...
June 6, 2022
The National Coordination Centre for Ethics Committees published new draft agreements for conducting clinical trials on drugs and medical devices
April 27, 2022
EU Medical Device Coordination Group (MDCG) approves “Guidance” on the borderline between medical devices and medicinal products in order to support the uniform application of Regulation...
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