To ensure high standards of quality and safety, the EU has put in place a comprehensive legal framework. The EU also promotes the internal market with actions to stimulate innovation and facilitate free movement.
The EU has a European Medicines Agency which, while leaving each member country the authority to place a new drug on the market, issues an authoritative scientific opinion.
Medicinal products The EU legal framework guarantees high standards of quality and safety and promotes the functioning of the internal market, encouraging innovation and competitiveness.
The is the lists all medicinal products for human and veterinary use as well as orphan medicinal products that have received a marketing authorisation by the Commission through the centralised procedure.