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This page shows the latest paediatric medicines news and features for those working in and with pharma, biotech and healthcare.

EU’s 10-year paediatric meds report - not bad, but can do better

EU’s 10-year paediatric meds report - not bad, but can do better

Paper highlights the lack of ‘major therapeutic advances’in children’s medicine. Measures to promote the testing of medicines in paediatric patients have resulted in a significant reduction in the ... The MEP who was rapporteur for the Paediatric

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  • Clinical research in children lagging, says report Clinical research in children lagging, says report

    The report has been welcomed by the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), which has been campaigning for a change to the 2007 EU Paediatric Regulation for some time. ... The Nuffield report also calls for incentives to be introduced for paediatric clinical

  • EMA and FDA create pharmacovigilance 'cluster' EMA and FDA create pharmacovigilance 'cluster'

    EMA and FDA create pharmacovigilance 'cluster'. Monthly meetings to discuss key issues in medicines safety. ... The new cluster builds on these efforts, and the EMA and FDA have experience in similar arrangements for other issues, including biosimilars,

  • EU rules 'deny cancer therapy to children' EU rules 'deny cancer therapy to children'

    Children with cancer in Europe are being denied access to potentially life-saving drugs because a loophole in EU law means that pharma companies can exclude medicines from paediatric clinical trials. ... Paediatric Regulation, which allows drugmakers to

  • EMA prepares for digital signature introduction EMA prepares for digital signature introduction

    The European Medicines Agency (EMA) will next month start to accept digitally signed documents for the first time. ... In a phased introduction, the regulator will begin with documents related to scientific advice for human medicines, to orphan

  • European Commission hails progress on paediatric medicines European Commission hails progress on paediatric medicines

    European Commission hails progress on paediatric medicines. Says improvements made on both safety and research in Europe. ... indication. The EC's Paediatric Regulation was put in place in 2008 to increase the number of medicines specifically developed

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  • MHRA names vice-chair of Commission on Human Medicines MHRA names vice-chair of Commission on Human Medicines

    MHRA names vice-chair of Commission on Human Medicines. Angela Thomas is a consultant paediatric haematologist. ... The Commission plays a vital role in the licensing of new medicines and in monitoring drug safety.”.

  • EMA’s Paediatric Committee elects new leaders EMA’s Paediatric Committee elects new leaders

    The European Medicines Agency's (EMA) Paediatric Committee (PDCO) last week elected Dirk Mentzer and Henk van den Berg chair and vice-chair, respectively, at its September meeting. ... Dr Van den Berg is a consultant in paediatric haematology / oncology

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