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EMA advises clinical trial managers over impact of war in Ukraine

Clinical trials in the Ukraine could be impacted by Russia’s invasion of the country, which is why the EMA is now offering advice on how to proceed based on lessons learned during Covid-19.

Employees at a Ukrainian hospital in Trostyanets say Russian forces have attacked the hospital during its siege of the city | Photo: Thomas Peter/REUTERS / X90176

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been the cause of many disruptions in the region at large, and there is now also a great chance of clinical trials being impacted, according to the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

The EMA is therefore offering to consult with companies on how to manage the impacts on clinical trials from the war. Alongside the European Commission and the Heads of Medicines Agencies (HMA), the EMA’s initiative offers advice to companies for how they can find flexible approaches through the crisis.

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