In a meeting held in Brussels last 6th February, the Commission introduced a new project to provide technical assistance to the ERNs for the development, appraisal and implementation of Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) and Clinical Decision Support Tools (CDSTs). This 4 years contract will enable the ERNs to adopt a common methodology and develop their own decision-making tools: 48 new CPGs are expected and 120 existing CPGs will be adapted to the specific rare diseases they are addressing.
By European Confederation of Pharmaceutical Entrepreneurs
Following the application of the new organisation of the European Commission’s DG SANTE, EUCOPE took the opportunity to send a letter to Ms Anna-Eva Ampelas, recently appointed as Head of Unit B6 on Medical Devices, to outline our concerns on the implementation status of the Medical Devices Regulation (MDR – 2017/745) and In Vitro Diagnostics Regulation (IVDR – 2017/746). The document stressed the importance to ensure a level-playing field for small and medium-sized companies when both texts will come into practice.
By European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations
The pharmaceutical industry in Europe has worked to support the EU27 and UK to reach an agreement that will allow patients to receive medicines and medical technologies without disruption and provide long term co-operation between the EU and the UK in areas such as research, clinical trials, pharmacovigilance and access to talent. Our industry’s stance remains that the EU and UK should have the closest possible relationship for pharmaceuticals, prioritising the health of citizens and the uninterrupted supply of medicines.
The United Kingdom will formally leave the European Union on 31 January 2020 and will become a third country to the EU. On 1 February 2020 a transition period will start which is due to end on 31 December 2020.
When and how should the health research and development community involve patients in their work? IMI’s PARADIGM project is trying to find out.
The FEAM European Biomedical Policy Forum – with the support of Cancer Research UK – is delighted to welcome you to the next annual lecture 2020 on ‘Cancer & Immunotherapy: greatest challenges and novel therapies inspiring European citizens’.