EU Parliament Urges Post-Brexit Cooperation
But Resolution Stresses Need For Level Playing Field
Life science companies will be pleased to hear that the European Parliament is pressing for close cooperation between the UK and the EU in the area of medicines regulation.
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On the eve of the UK’s formal exit from the EU on 31 January, BGMA director general Warwick Smith has insisted that it is essential for the UK to stay as close as possible to the current European medicines framework following the conclusion of a transition period that is currently due to expire at the end of 2020.
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The bedding-in period is ending for Europe’s one-year-old system for preventing the circulation of fake medicines, and the scheme is gearing up for a more fully operational stage.