EMA: herziene richtlijn over klinische onderzoeken voor geneesmiddelen tegen de ziekte van Alzheimer

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The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a revised guideline on clinical studies for medicines that target Alzheimer’s disease. This document aims to provide guidance for the development of medicines across all stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

Dementia is a key public health priority for EMA. The Agency promoted several initiatives to encourage a broad range of stakeholders to share their experiences and challenges, which were reflected in the revision of the guideline.

EMA’s new guideline addresses, among others:

  • impact of new diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer’s disease, including early and even asymptomatic disease stages, on clinical trial design;
  • factors to be considered when selecting parameters to measure trial outcomes at the different disease stages in Alzheimer’s;
  • potential use of biomarkers in the various stages of medicine development;
  • design and analysis of efficacy and safety studies.

The guideline will become effective from 1 September 2018.

The press release is available by clicking here. The revised guideline is available by clicking here.

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