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  • Good news! A new medicine has been approved for your disease!

  • So how did this happen?

  • Bringing you the latest medicines science can offer

  • takes many years of work.

  • First, scientists develop a medicine that they think could treat your illness.

  • Tests in the lab determine if it could work.

  • If it passes that stage,

  • clinical trials in people

  • check that the medicine does what it's expected to do

  • ... and it's safe.

  • To then make this medicine available to patients in Europe,

  • a company needs the green light from the European Medicines Agencyor EMA.

  • All the information collected during the lab tests and clinical studies goes to the Agency.

  • There, experts from EU Member States assess the evidence.

  • If the benefits of the medicine are greater than its risks,

  • EMA recommends to the European Commission

  • ... that the medicine can be marketed across the EU, Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway.

  • And while the medicine is on the market, the Agency continues to monitor it.

  • EMA is part of a network that is there for you when you most need it,

  • so that treatments you can trust are available wherever you are in Europe.

Good news! A new medicine has been approved for your disease!

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From lab to patient: how medicines are approved

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    Mark Lu   posted on 2018/08/15
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