This has two meanings:

(1) European Medicines Evaluation Agency, a coordinating organization for the European national agencies that evaluate medicinal products for human and veterinary use. It was created by the European Commission in 1993 to administer a centralized approval procedure, which is mandatory for biotechnology and optional for other high-technology and innovative pharmaceutical products, and also to arbitrate disputes under decentralized procedures in order to achieve mutual recognition of EU member state’s national approvals of medicines;

(2) in marketing and management terms, an acronym for Europe, Middle East, and Africa or alternately Asia.

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