Conditional marketing authorisations give patients access to important new medicines earlier
EMA publishes report with data collected between 2006 and June 2016
Conditional marketing authorisation (CMA) can speed up access to medicines for patients with unmet medical needs. Since 2006, a total of 30 medicines have received a conditional marketing authorisation. Medicines that were granted a CMA target seriously debilitating or life-threatening conditions such as HIV infection, breast cancer, severe epilepsy in infants or multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. 14 were orphan medicines, providing patients suffering from rare diseases with new therapeutic options. These are some of the findings of a report by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to mark ten years of experience with CMA.