Category Archives: Europe

EMA Revises Conflict-of-Interest Policy

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has published its revised policy on handling declarations of interests for scientific-committee members and experts. The revisions strive for a more balanced approach in restricting the involvement of experts with possible conflicts of interests in the Agency’s work, while maintaining access to expertise.
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No-One's in Charge of Pharmaceuticals in Europe!

Peter O’Donnell’s recent Applied Clinical Trials blog, ‘Who’s in charge of Medicines in Brussels?‘, has been overtaken by history, with the departure of Guido Rasi from his post of Executive Director of the European Medicines Agency. At a time of flux in the European context for pharmaceuticals, Rasi’s moderate manner and capacity for strategic thinking […]
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EMA States Position on Confidential Information

In response to a letter the European Medicines Agency received from the European Ombudsman on Oct. 27, 2014, the agency is clarifying its policy on commercially confidential information. EMA states in its response that the agency is responsible for ruling on redactions of published documents and bases its decisions in accordance with laws and internal […]
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Germany Post AMNOG

While emerging markets continue to represent a new channel of demand for pharmaceutical products, manufacturers have quickly realized that significant attention must still be given to more established markets, such as Germany. It’s no longer sufficient to expect that regulatory data from prospective randomized clinical studies alone will be enough to convince payers to provide […]
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Meeting Patient-Centered Expectations in Europe

By Peter O’Donnell, Applied Clinical Trials. The growing insistence on making healthcare more patient-centered — Europe is currently awash with declarations of intent along those lines — is generating a new level of interest in helping patients (or even citizens) to meet the expectations that the new orthodoxy is creating. After all, there is little logic […]
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