DG SANTE and EMA publish joint Action Plan on Medicines for Children in Europe

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced the publication of a joint Action Plan on Medicines for Children in Europe.

With the goal of addressing challenges identified in the European Commission’s ten-year report on the implementation of the Paediatrics Legislation, the joint Action Plan will focus on five key items:

  • Identification of paediatric needs;
  • Stronger cooperation between decision-makers;
  • Timely completion of paediatric investigation plans (PIPs);
  • Improving the handling of PIPs;
  • Greater transparency around paediatric medicines.

The full Action Plan can be read here.

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