Paediatric-medicine development

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The European Medicines Agency has a number of important tasks and responsbilities relating to the development of paediatric medicines. These were brought in by the Paediatric Regulation in January 2007.

This legislation concerns the development and authorisation of medicines for use in children aged up to 17 years and introduced sweeping changes into the regulatory environment for paediatric medicines, designed to better protect the health of children in the European Union (EU). The main change introduced was the creation and operation of the Paediatric Committee within the Agency to provide objective scientific opinions on development plans for medicines for use in children. 

This section of the website provides information for companies or individuals wishing to develop a paediatric medicine and requiring guidance for the approval of a paediatric investigation plan (PIP), together with other information relating to paediatric medicines.

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