Life sciences glossary E–H

The following Life Sciences practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Life sciences glossary E–H
  • Early access to medicines scheme
  • EFPIA Disclosure Code
  • EFPIA HCP Code
  • EFPIA Patient Organisation Code of Practice
  • Ethics Committee (EC)
  • Eudra-vigilance
  • European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
  • European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industry Associations (EFPIA)
  • European Medicines Agency (EMA)
  • More...

Life sciences glossary E–H

IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for Life Sciences?

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Early access to medicines scheme

The early access to medicines scheme (EAMS) was launched by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). The EAMS gives patients with life-threatening or seriously debilitating conditions access to medicines which do not yet have marketing authorisation when there is a clear unmet medical need. For more information, see Practice Note: Unlicensed medicinal products and off-label use of medicinal products at section Early access to medicines scheme (EAMS), MHRA Guidance: Apply for the early access to medicines scheme (EAMS) and Guidance: Early access to medicines scheme (EAMS): task group and principles.

EFPIA Disclosure Code

A code of conduct that requires all European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) member companies and companies that are members of EFPIA member associations to disclose transfers of value to

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