Concept paper on the need for a reflection paper on quality aspects of medicines for older people

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Download document Concept paper on the need for a reflection paper on quality aspects of medicines for older people
Reference number EMA/165974/2013
Status draft: consultation closed
First published 05/04/2013
Last updated 05/04/2013

Summary

There is no specific legal requirement for the development of medicines for geriatric use. Nevertheless, there is a need to ensure that medicines are fit for use by patients of all ages within the indicated patient populations. Given the growing older population, the European Medicines Agency recognises that it should ensure that the specific needs of the elderly are integrated during the development, approval and use of medicines.