Physician Involvement in the Activities of the European Medicines Agency

Ivana Silva

Abstract


For more than two decades of activity, the European Medicines Agency has been operating as part of a network with the national medicines agencies in Europe, bringing together - in its various scientific committees and working groups - European experts on a wide range of topics related to quality assurance, safety and efficacy of medicines. The work carried out within the European Medicines Agency activities and the conclusions reached at European level affect millions of citizens. The European Medicines Agency considers that it is of great importance to maintain, in a sustainable and consistent manner, the active participation of general practitioners, as well as other medical specialists, in the process of medicines’ evaluation and supervision. This article summarizes how the participation of doctors and health professionals in general is promoted in the European Medicines Agency activities.


Keywords


Drug Approval; European Union; Government Agencies; Health Personnel

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