MOSCOW, 3 June (BelTA) - The Eurasian Economic Union needs to establish an Eurasian medical agency, Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Mikhail Myasnikovich said at the panel session "Drug safety at the heart of the sustainability of the healthcare system" held at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on 2 June, BelTA learned.
"The EEC believes that we need to seriously consider the idea to set up a universal Eurasian mechanism for assessing the quality, effectiveness and safety of medicines," Mikhail Myasnikovich said. "I am talking about an Eurasian medical agency similar to the one in the European Union."
According to the head of the EEC Board, the setting up of such an agency will significantly reduce the time spent on necessary examinations of documents, inspections of production sites and will help specialists to unite and coordinate their efforts. “We have envisaged this in the strategic guidelines of the development of the EAEU until 2025, which have been approved by the heads of state. Now the work is underway to fill it with practical content. We will be working to garner support for this idea," Mikhail Myasnikovich said.