European Medicines Agency - News and press release archive - European Medicines Agency widens public access to documents
Connotea Imports 2012-07-31
"The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has published its new policy on access to documents related to medicines for human and veterinary use. The new policy is part of the Agency’s response to increasing public demand for more openness and transparency. It will give wider access than ever before to documents held by the Agency, while it ensures that personal data and commercial confidential information remain adequately protected....As a general rule, the Agency will release documents once a procedure concerning a medicine has been finalised to protect the decision-making process. The new policy gives access to all business-related documents unless there is a need to respect arrangements with non-EU regulators or international organisations, or to protect the privacy and integrity of a natural or legal person...."