Reinforced role for European Medicines Agency

Sracfhéachaint 13-01-2022

As part of building a European Health Union, as well as in response to the Covid 19 pandemic, the European Commission proposed in November 2020 to reinforce the European Medicines Agency's role in crisis preparedness and the management of medicines and medical devices. The proposed regulation seeks to better anticipate possible shortages and to ensure timely development of high-quality medicinal solutions, to allow the EU to react to health crises more quickly, efficiently, and in a coordinated manner. The agreement on the proposal reached in trilogue negotiations now needs to be confirmed by the European Parliament.