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Welcome to the European Medicines Agency’s online media centre. This page highlights information which is of specific interest to media professionals. 

The page is kept updated with news, events and information for journalists with a professional interest in the development and availability of medicines in the European Union.

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  • 18/03/2015


    Science, Medicines, Health: Patients at the heart of future innovation conference

    The invitation-only conference is organised to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the European Medicines Agency. Looking back at the past two decades, the Agency is proud of its successes, impressive growth and achievements. Yet, in addition to celebrating past successes, the Agency has its eyes firmly set in the challenges of the future. Cognisant of its pivotal role at the crossroads of life science research and development, patient care, public health policy and law, the Agency will use this event to explore with a range of stakeholders how best to deliver its role in the future. ... Read more

  • 12/01/2015


    Second industry stakeholder platform on the operation of European Union pharmacovigilance legislation

    This meeting focused primarily on experience with risk-management plans (RMP) and post-authorisation safety studies (PASS), with regulators presenting an update on recent developments and stakeholders providing valuable practical feedback on the available guidance and templates. An update on the development of a scientific and regulatory guideline for post-authorisation efficacy studies (PAES) was also provided. Registration by invitation only. Registration closed. ... Read more

  • 19/02/2015 - 20/02/2015


    PROTECT symposium

    The Pharmacoepidemiological Research on Outcomes of Therapeutics by a European Consortium (PROTECT) is a five-year public-private partnership of 34 partners, which was initiated in 2009 to enhance the monitoring of the safety of medicinal products and contribute to better evaluate and communicate their benefit-risk profile throughout their lifecycle. To this end, PROTECT planned to develop and test methodological standards and innovative tools. The objective of this final PROTECT symposium is to present the main results and recommendations of PROTECT and discuss their implications from a methodological perspective and for the evaluation of the benefits and risks of medicines. Four parallel pre-symposium training courses provide in-depth training on specific aspects of the research work performed in PROTECT. Registration closed. ... Read more

  • 04/12/2014 - 05/12/2014


    European Medicines Agency/European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations workshop on the importance of dose finding and dose selection for the successful development, licensing and lifecycle management of medicinal products

    EMA/EFPIA workshop is planned for 4-5 December 2014 to discuss the importance of dose finding and dose selection for the successful development, licensing and lifecycle management of medicinal products. Registration: please register by 19 September 2014 using the registration form provided. ... Read more

  • 10/12/2014


    Innovative Medicines Initiative WEB-RADR workshop

    The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) WEB-RADR project aims to explore the use of mobile technologies and social media to further improve the collection and analysis of information on the suspected adverse drug reactions (ADRs). This includes the use of mobile apps to report adverse reactions, the possibility identifying potential safety issues with medicines from user comments (posts) on social media based on new visualisation technology and analytical methods as well as the safety information on medicines for patients, consumers and healthcare professionals. The workshop aims to identify stakeholder needs and expectations. Registration by invitation only. Places limited. ... Read more

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