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EMA appoints Steffen Thirstrup as chief medical officer

On Wednesday, the European Medicines Agency announced that Danish national Steffen Thirstrup will be the new chief medical officer. (Updated)

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The former head of the division for medicines assessment and clinical trials at the Danish Health and Medicines Authority, Steffen Thirstrup, has been appointed the new chief medical officer at the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the health authority announced on Wednesday.

He will be responsible for the EMA’s scientific committees with the mission of strengthening its capacity to respond to public health crises, in addition to setting the course for the agency’s fights against antimicrobial resistance and cancer.

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