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Ideas for ensuring children get the medicines they need, and in the right doses, are set out in this consultation paper. The paper lists the objectives that any new rules aiming to remedy the shortage of child-specific medicines should meet, and suggests ways to attain them. These include incentive measures, regulatory requirements and research funding suggestions. The need for greater transparency and expert regulatory and clinical supervision is also highlighted. To get the best and safest treatments for children across Europe, society must strike the right balance between incentives and regulatory obligations. Before a formal regulatory proposal is defined, interested parties are invited to comment on the suggested measures with the aim of ensuring that both existing and new medicines are adapted to paediatric needs in the most resource-efficient manner for society as whole.

Comments on the consultation paper should be sent to DG Enterprise by 30 April 2002.

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Record Number: 1788 / Last updated on: 2002-03-01
Category: POLI