Reduction In Flights Hits Global Supply Chain
Global And European Bodies Call For Urgent Action Amid Coronavirus
Urgent action is needed to reopen air freight routes so that the global off-patent industry can deliver critical medicines and supplies amid the coronavirus pandemic, international industry representatives have insisted.
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Industry has welcomed the European Commission’s introduction of priority freight lanes, or ‘green lanes’, for essential goods to help address the challenges posed by the coronavirus outbreak.
Recommending new medicines for approval and allowing sponsors of others extra time to answer outstanding questions are among the many tasks on the agenda of the March meeting of European Medicines Agency's key scientific committee, the CHMP. The meeting has been taking place, remotely, this week.
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