European Medicines Evaluation Agency is ahead of national licensing authorities

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7165.1078 (Published 17 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1078
  1. Fernand Sauer (martin.harvey@emea.eudra.org), Executive director.
  1. European Medicines Evaluation Agency, London E14 4HB

    EDITOR —The European Medicines Evaluation Agency was set up in 1995, and, as the constantly updated status reports on our internet website http://www.eudra.org/emea.html show, it has now carried out evaluations of 100 medicinal products for human and veterinary use. As Abbasi and Herxheimer pointed out in their editorial, the creation of the agency reformed the way in which health professionals and patients can obtain information about the medicines they prescribe and use.1

    The key reform introduced with the creation of the agency is the European …

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