EU drug agency forced to ditch head after tribunal ruling

November 14, 2014 7:49 PM

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EU drug agency forced to ditch head after tribunal ruling

LONDON (Reuters) - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has replaced Executive Director Guido Rasi in a surprise move after a European tribunal annulled his 2011 appointment, following an appeal over the procedure by which he was selected to lead the body.

The decision leaves a leadership hole at the top of the agency, which is responsible for recommending the approval of medicines across the European Union. Its role is parallel to that of the Food and Drug Administration in the United States.

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