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Commentary on the draft revised guideline on the environmental risk assessment of medicinal products for human use
- Whomsley, Rhys, Brendler-Schwaab, Susanne, Griffin, Eadaoin, Jensen, John, Moermond, Caroline, Scholz, Birger, Nilssen, Laila Sortvik, Stemplewski, Henry, Roennefahrt, Ines
- Environmental sciences Europe 2019 v.31 no.1 pp. 17
- European Union, environmental assessment, guidelines, humans, marketing, risk assessment, stakeholders
- Applicants for marketing authorisation for human medicinal products in the European Union must submit an environmental risk assessment which is assessed by assessors from the national competent authorities. The EMA guideline on the environmental risk assessment of medicinal products for human use came into effect on 1 December 2006. After 12 years’ experience with the guideline, the EMA has released for public consultation a draft revision of the guideline. The revision proposes significant substantive and structural changes to the guideline. The major changes proposed in the revision are outlined together with the rationale for the changes and the expected impact on stakeholders.