EFPIA welcomes more detail on EMA committee meetings
This article was originally published in Scrip
Moves by the European Medicines Agency to improve transparency by publishing the minutes and agendas of its committee meetings has gone down well with pharmaceutical companies. EFPIA, the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations, welcomed the move and said it would help firms learn more about the workings of the committees.
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