EMA’s mandate must be strengthened, EU Commissioner Kyriakides tells the EP plenary

A stronger European Medicines Agency (EMA), is a centrepiece of the strong European Health Union we are building and its mandate must be strengthened, as we look to exit the pandemic as a stronger, wiser, more resilient and better-prepared Union, EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner, Stella Kyriakides, said on Wednesday, speaking before the European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg.

Speaking during the debate on reinforcing the mandate of the EMA, Kyriakides said that the necessity of a stronger mandate for EMA became quickly apparent to permanently monitor shortages of critical medicines, to report on the risk of shortages of medical devices during crises, and to catalyse the development and faster approval of medicines .

Source: Cyprus News Agency