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#European Medicines Agency

# european-medicines-agency - Wednesday 6 April, 2022

European health agencies say it's 'too early' for fourth Covid vaccine for general population
# Booster Dose
# Booster Dose

European health agencies say it's 'too early' for fourth Covid vaccine for general population

Apr 6th 2022, 5:24 PM 68,786 Views 43 Comments

NIAC today recommended a second mRNA booster dose for people aged 65 or over and those who are immunocompromised.

# european-medicines-agency - Thursday 24 February, 2022

European Medicines Agency recommends Pfizer booster for children over 12
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

European Medicines Agency recommends Pfizer booster for children over 12

Feb 24th 2022, 5:19 PM 6,397 Views 3 Comments

It also announced that it has recommended the approval of the Spikevax vaccine for children aged between six and 11.

# european-medicines-agency - Monday 20 December, 2021

EU health watchdog approves fifth Covid vaccine
# Novavax
# Novavax

EU health watchdog approves fifth Covid vaccine

Updated Dec 20th 2021, 3:36 PM 41,993 Views 90 Comments

This will be the fifth Covid-19 vaccine approved for use in the European Union.

# european-medicines-agency - Thursday 9 December, 2021

EU watchdog says Omicron 'mostly mild' as WHO warns on vaccine hoarding
# European Medicines Agency
# European Medicines Agency

EU watchdog says Omicron 'mostly mild' as WHO warns on vaccine hoarding

Dec 9th 2021, 9:25 PM 20,608 Views 18 Comments

The European Medicines Agency also said that early data suggested the new variant is more infectious than Delta.

# european-medicines-agency - Wednesday 17 November, 2021

Pharma giant Novavax files for EU approval for Covid vaccine, decision expected 'within weeks'
# Nuvaxovid
# Nuvaxovid

Pharma giant Novavax files for EU approval for Covid vaccine, decision expected 'within weeks'

Nov 17th 2021, 3:55 PM 19,972 Views 48 Comments

If approved, it would be the fifth Covid jab authorised for use within the EU.

# european-medicines-agency - Thursday 11 November, 2021

EMA approves two new antibody treatments to stop Covid-19 patients developing symptoms
# European Medicines Agency
# European Medicines Agency

EMA approves two new antibody treatments to stop Covid-19 patients developing symptoms

Nov 11th 2021, 6:25 PM 17,757 Views 14 Comments

The move adds to the European Union’s toolbox of drugs.

# european-medicines-agency - Friday 23 July, 2021

EU regulator approves Moderna vaccine for 12-17 year-olds
# For The Kids
# For The Kids

EU regulator approves Moderna vaccine for 12-17 year-olds

Jul 23rd 2021, 4:50 PM 20,611 Views 58 Comments

It is the first time the shot has been authorised for people under 18.

# european-medicines-agency - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

EU watchdog reviewing Janssen vaccine data after US regulator warns of rare neurological reaction
# Guillain Barré Syndrome
# Guillain Barré Syndrome

EU watchdog reviewing Janssen vaccine data after US regulator warns of rare neurological reaction

Jul 13th 2021, 1:47 PM 39,149 Views 68 Comments

US experts said there had been reports of people who had the jab developing Guillain-Barre syndrome.

# european-medicines-agency - Friday 11 June, 2021

EU advises against AstraZeneca vaccine for people with blood vessel syndrome
# European Medicines Agency
# European Medicines Agency

EU advises against AstraZeneca vaccine for people with blood vessel syndrome

Jun 11th 2021, 3:01 PM 33,938 Views 37 Comments

The European Medicines Agency said it reviewed cases of six people who had capillary leak syndrome after they had received the vaccine.

# european-medicines-agency - Monday 17 May, 2021

Pfizer vaccine can be kept in fridges for up to a month rather than just five days, EU medicines regulator says
# EMA
# EMA

Pfizer vaccine can be kept in fridges for up to a month rather than just five days, EU medicines regulator says

May 17th 2021, 10:15 PM 15,866 Views 11 Comments

The European Medicines Agency said this could improve the flexibility in countries’ vaccine rollout.

# european-medicines-agency - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

EMA decision on Johnson & Johnson will influence whether Ireland spaces out Pfizer vaccine doses
# European Medicines Agency
# European Medicines Agency

EMA decision on Johnson & Johnson will influence whether Ireland spaces out Pfizer vaccine doses

Updated Apr 20th 2021, 2:28 PM 35,528 Views 22 Comments

It follows concerns that the vaccine could be linked to extremely rare blood clots.

# european-medicines-agency - Saturday 3 April, 2021

UK releases new data about AstraZeneca-linked blood clots as EMA continues to support use of vaccine
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

UK releases new data about AstraZeneca-linked blood clots as EMA continues to support use of vaccine

Apr 3rd 2021, 3:19 PM 163,763 Views 44 Comments

Several European countries have paused the use of the jab.

# european-medicines-agency - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

EU medicine regulator evaluating Russia's Sputnik V vaccine for use in Europe
# EMA
# EMA

EU medicine regulator evaluating Russia's Sputnik V vaccine for use in Europe

Mar 23rd 2021, 5:03 PM 37,001 Views 69 Comments

The EMA has also been in touch with representatives of the Chinese Sinopharm jab.

# european-medicines-agency - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

AstraZeneca vaccine not to blame for Austria death, says EU medicines agency
# EMA
# EMA

AstraZeneca vaccine not to blame for Austria death, says EU medicines agency

Mar 10th 2021, 7:54 PM 29,830 Views 32 Comments

Austria announced it would stop using doses from an AstraZenca batch after the 49-year-old nurse died.

# european-medicines-agency - Thursday 4 March, 2021

Covid-19: EMA to review Russian-developed vaccine as part of first step towards EU approval
# Sputnik V
# Sputnik V

Covid-19: EMA to review Russian-developed vaccine as part of first step towards EU approval

Mar 4th 2021, 11:54 AM 13,327 Views 25 Comments

Russia said it is ready to provide vaccines for 50 million Europeans.

# european-medicines-agency - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Johnson & Johnson subsidiary applies to EMA for Covid-19 vaccine approval
# Shot In The Arm
# Shot In The Arm

Johnson & Johnson subsidiary applies to EMA for Covid-19 vaccine approval

Feb 16th 2021, 4:02 PM 24,326 Views 31 Comments

The single-dose vaccine could be approved as early as next month.

# european-medicines-agency - Friday 29 January, 2021

European Medicines Agency confirms no deaths have been linked to the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

European Medicines Agency confirms no deaths have been linked to the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine

Jan 29th 2021, 4:57 PM 12,020 Views 3 Comments

It followed reports in recent weeks that people had died after receiving the vaccine.

Ireland to receive 300,000 fewer vaccine doses to April due to supply issues
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

Ireland to receive 300,000 fewer vaccine doses to April due to supply issues

Updated Jan 29th 2021, 4:30 PM 37,146 Views 39 Comments

This is due to the “significant drop” in the expected deliveries from AstraZeneca.

# european-medicines-agency - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

European Medicines Agency head hopes for decision on Astrazeneca vaccine approval 'by end of this week'
# Emer Cooke
# Emer Cooke

European Medicines Agency head hopes for decision on Astrazeneca vaccine approval 'by end of this week'

Jan 26th 2021, 4:50 PM 13,237 Views 19 Comments

Despite the supply issues, a European approval for the Astrazeneca vaccine this Friday will pave the way for its rollout in Ireland.

# european-medicines-agency - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

'Game-changer' AstraZeneca vaccine will NOT land in Ireland before it is approved
# Shot In The Arm
# Shot In The Arm

'Game-changer' AstraZeneca vaccine will NOT land in Ireland before it is approved

Jan 20th 2021, 1:17 PM 37,203 Views 52 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly had said he had hoped it could arrive sooner.

# european-medicines-agency - Friday 15 January, 2021

EMA says shorter process can be used if vaccines have to be adapted for new strains
# Covid19
# Covid19

EMA says shorter process can be used if vaccines have to be adapted for new strains

Jan 15th 2021, 12:25 PM 9,947 Views 7 Comments

Developers have said they could adapt the vaccine quickly if a new variant is resistant to it.

# european-medicines-agency - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine applies for EU approval
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine applies for EU approval

Jan 12th 2021, 8:56 AM 23,186 Views 50 Comments

A decision on its authorisation could be reached later this month.

# european-medicines-agency - Friday 8 January, 2021

Vaccines: EU could approve Oxford/AstraZeneca by end of January, UK gives green light to Moderna
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Vaccines: EU could approve Oxford/AstraZeneca by end of January, UK gives green light to Moderna

Jan 8th 2021, 1:08 PM 14,929 Views 33 Comments

The UK today approved its third Covid-19 vaccine.

# european-medicines-agency - Thursday 17 December, 2020

EU regulator brings Moderna vaccine decision forward to 6 January
# EMA
# EMA

EU regulator brings Moderna vaccine decision forward to 6 January

Updated Dec 17th 2020, 6:05 PM 18,048 Views 16 Comments

The date for a decision had been 12 January.

# european-medicines-agency - Thursday 10 December, 2020

EU medicines regulator says data 'looks robust' as it plans toward Pfizer vaccine approval by end of month
# EMA
# EMA

EU medicines regulator says data 'looks robust' as it plans toward Pfizer vaccine approval by end of month

Dec 10th 2020, 4:31 PM 12,507 Views 8 Comments

A decision on the approval of the Pfizer/BioNtech is due on 29 December.

# european-medicines-agency - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

European Medicines Agency says it has been targeted in cyber attack
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

European Medicines Agency says it has been targeted in cyber attack

Dec 9th 2020, 6:57 PM 13,294 Views 4 Comments

The agency says it has launched a full investigation.

# european-medicines-agency - Thursday 3 December, 2020

EU agency insists it has the 'most appropriate' vaccine regulation process after UK approves Pfizer jab
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

EU agency insists it has the 'most appropriate' vaccine regulation process after UK approves Pfizer jab

Dec 3rd 2020, 7:04 AM 16,309 Views 37 Comments

The UK formally approved the vaccine yesterday.

# european-medicines-agency - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Public warned not to buy fake medicines that claim to treat or prevent coronavirus
# Covid19
# Covid19

Public warned not to buy fake medicines that claim to treat or prevent coronavirus

Mar 24th 2020, 4:06 PM 7,384 Views 7 Comments

The European Medicines Agency said these falsified medicines can cause serious harm.

# european-medicines-agency - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Epilepsy drug which has left 400 Irish children with disabilities to come under EU review today
# Valproate
# Valproate

Epilepsy drug which has left 400 Irish children with disabilities to come under EU review today

Sep 26th 2017, 6:25 AM 20,684 Views 8 Comments

An Irish woman whose three children have disabilities will give evidence at a public hearing today.

# european-medicines-agency - Sunday 21 August, 2016

Frank Feighan wants the European Medicines Agency to move from Canary Wharf to Leitrim
# Carrick-on-Shannon
# Carrick-on-Shannon

Frank Feighan wants the European Medicines Agency to move from Canary Wharf to Leitrim

Aug 21st 2016, 6:45 AM 16,875 Views 37 Comments

Earlier this month the Department of Health confirmed that they are preparing for a bid to bring the EMA to Ireland.

# european-medicines-agency - Monday 17 June, 2013

Safety warning over giving codeine tablets to under-18s
# Healthscare
# Healthscare

Safety warning over giving codeine tablets to under-18s

Jun 17th 2013, 9:48 AM 15,671 Views 23 Comments

The European Medicines Agency says codeine, which is converted to morphine in the body, can pose problems for kids.

# european-medicines-agency - Friday 20 January, 2012

European agency investigates Novartis drug following 11 deaths
# Novartis
# Novartis

European agency investigates Novartis drug following 11 deaths

Jan 20th 2012, 10:02 PM 5,861 Views 18 Comments

The European Medicines Agency is investigating the drug Gilenya, used to treat a severe type of multiple sclerosis, to establish if it linked to the deaths of at least 11 patients.

# european-medicines-agency - Saturday 23 July, 2011

European medicines watchdog says swine flu jab not suitable for children
# Swine Flu
# Swine Flu

European medicines watchdog says swine flu jab not suitable for children

Jul 23rd 2011, 12:48 PM 1,420 Views 12 Comments

The European Medicines Agency has said there is a link between the drug Pandemrix and the sleeping disorder narcolepsy in young people.

# european-medicines-agency - Thursday 23 September, 2010

Diabetes drug withdrawn over heart safety fears
# Diabetes
# Diabetes

Diabetes drug withdrawn over heart safety fears

Sep 23rd 2010, 8:57 PM 277 Views 0 Comments

The medication has been taken off the market after European Medicines Agency ruled that the risks outweigh the benefits.