Medicines Au­thor­ity registered 450 prod­ucts this year alone

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

The Medicines Au­thor­ity has over 5,300 registered med­i­cal prod­ucts, with 450 hav­ing been registered this year, So­cial Di­a­logue Minister He­lena Dalli said dur­ing a meet­ing with the medicine and phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal stake­hold­ers.

She said that over the past three and a half years, Malta reached the fifth po­si­tion in the generic medicines eval­u­a­tion at the cen­tralised level, while adding that since 2013, more than 250 prod­ucts have been eval­u­ated as a ref­er­ence mem­ber state. “In 2015, the au­thor­ity es­tab­lished it­self as one of 10 Euro­pean coun­tries most ac­tive in the as­sess­ment of Euro­pean pro­ce­dures.

Re­gard­ing the Medicines In­tel­li­gence and Ac­cess Unit, she spoke of the im­por­tance of these ser­vices, for both govern­ment and the pub­lic, adding that they re­sult in lower medicine prices. “At the same time, in­di­vid­ual attention is given when a pa­tient faces a prob­lem re­gard­ing ac­cess to medicine.”

Au­thor­ity Chair­man An­thony Ser­ra­cino In­glott said that over the past three years, the au­thor­ity was more ac­ces­si­ble and what used to take years to im­ple­ment, to­day is done in a short amount of time.

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