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EU General Court Backs European Commission in Refusal to Approve Schizophrenia Medicine

  • 24/12/2019
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Please find attached short comments on a judgment which the EU’s General Court handed down on 19 December 2019. The judgment confirms the broad discretionary powers of the European Commission and the European Medicines Agency when handling a request for marketing authorisation of a medicine under the centralised procedure.

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