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  • Becoming part of Europe’s best in class

    | 03 June 2020 |

    The foundation of the Data Analytics Center was established, our European position was strengthened, yet not all objectives were achieved. This is the conclusion in the Danish Medicines Agency’s annual report for 2019.

  • Danish Medicines Agency to help build better drug regulatory authorities in low- and middle-income countries

    | 14 March 2019 |

    Today, the Danish Medicines Agency signed an agreement with WHO to help build up drug regulatory authorities in low- and middle-income countries, including Africa.

  • New data analysis centre to open at the Danish Medicines Agency

    | 08 February 2019 |

    The Danish government today announced its decision to support the establishment of a new data analysis centre in the Danish Medicines Agency. The centre is to handle the analysis of large data quantities in the pharmaceutical and medical devices areas and will set new standards for the monitoring of the safety and efficacy of medicines and medical devices after their marketing.

  • Danish Medicines Agency aces European benchmark survey

    | 19 September 2018 |

    The Danish Medicines Agency has just scored 4.5 of a possible 5 in the common-European survey known as the Benchmarking of European Medicines Agencies (BEMA). ”It's a really good result that will benefit all of us and may help raise the standard throughout Europe,” said the Danish health minister.

  • Danish Medicines Agency lands new European chairmanship

    | 20 August 2018 |

    Nikolai Brun, Director of Medical Evaluation & Biostatistics, has been elected chair of the Task Force on Big Data in the pharmaceutical area. The task force is a collaboration between the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the Heads of Medicines Agencies (HMA) which is to identify advantages and challenges of using big data for the development of medicine.

  • Danish-Japanese collaboration on better use of health data

    | 02 May 2018 |

    The Danish Medicines Agency met today with leading representatives from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, and the Japanese Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency at the Danish Medicines Agency in Copenhagen. The purpose of the meeting was to exchange knowledge and experience regarding regulatory work in the pharmaceutical area, and to begin a broader collaboration between the agencies.

  • European top post for Thomas Senderovitz

    | 02 March 2018 |

    Director General of the Danish Medicines Agency, Thomas Senderovitz, was Thursday elected Chairperson of the HMA Management Group. HMA is an acronym for Heads of Medicines Agencies and is the network of the heads of the national drug regulatory authorities in Europe.

  • EMA to relocate to Amsterdam

    | 21 November 2017 |

    he Danish Medicines Agency congratulates Amsterdam on winning the hosting of the EMA and looks forward to a good and constructive cooperation.

  • New Director of Division for Pharmacovigilance & Medical Devices

    | 03 November 2017 |

    Jens Piero Quartarolo has been appointed new Director of Division for Pharmacovigilance & Medical Devices and will form part of the Danish Medicines Agency's leadership team.

  • Keep up with the latest updates on our website

    | 27 October 2017 |

    Now you can keep up with all updates on the Danish Medicines Agency's website and not only our news items. You can filter the overview by category and month, and the overview is structured in chronological order with the latest update first. You can find a shortcut to the overview on our home page.

  • The Danish Medicines Agency contributes to review of Chinese medicines act

    | 10 October 2017 |

    On Monday 9 October, a Chinese delegation headed by Xu Jinghe visited the Danish Medicines Agency. Xu Jinghe is Director General of the CFDA's Department of Legal Affairs and one of the main architects of the renewal of the Chinese medicines legislation.

  • Substantial progress in cooperation with CFDA only six weeks after state visit

    | 23 June 2017 |

    During the official state visit at the beginning of May, the Chinese and Danish Ministers for Health and Food signed a Memorandum of Understanding about the establishment of the China-Denmark Food and Drug Regulatory Cooperation Centre. Only six weeks after the state visit, the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) and the Danish Medicines Agency held a successful seminar on 20 and 21 June in Beijing on the licensing of medicines and the drafting of a work programme with common activities up to and including 2020.

  • Extensive modernisation of our IT from 8 June to 13 June

    | 08 June 2017 |

    The Danish Medicines Agency will launch an extensive modernisation of our IT systems from Thursday 8 June 2017 at 6pm to Tuesday 13 June 2017 at 8am. During this period, you may experience longer response times and some of our IT systems and forms will not be available.

  • Agreement on Chinese-Danish cooperation signed

    | 03 May 2017 |

    The Danish Medicines Agency and the China Food and Drug Administration have taken an important step towards closer cooperation.

  • Chinese delegation is visiting the Danish Medicines Agency today

    | 13 March 2017 |

    The Danish Medicines Agency and the Chinese Food and Drug Administration, CFDA, take another big step towards closer cooperation.

  • Denmark bids to host EMA headquarters in Copenhagen

    | 08 February 2017 |

    Today, the Danish Government officially announced its candidacy for hosting the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in Denmark.

  • We are extending our opening hours

    | 31 January 2017 |

    From Wednesday 1 February 2017, we are extending our opening hours. This means that the reception will be open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 3.30pm. You can also call us on our main telephone number during these hours.

  • New chair of PhVWP-V

    | 20 December 2016 |

    Lisbet Vesterager Borge, veterinarian, has been elected chair of the European Pharmacovigilance Working Party Veterinary (PhVWP-V).

  • The Danish Medicines Agency launches new strategy

    | 15 December 2016 |

    The Danish Medicines Agency: Among Europe's best in class! This is our vision and we are now launching a strategy for how we are going to achieve the vision.

  • Nikolai Brun appointed new Director of Division

    | 24 November 2016 |

    The Danish Medicines Agency strengthens its leadership team and appoints Nikolai Brun, MD and PhD, as Director of Division of the new Medical Evaluation & Biostatistics division.

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