Eliza began reporting on health and medical science in 2018 while completing her Master’s degree in Journalism at City, University of London. During her degree program she interned at C+D and on the London Evening Standard’s health desk. In the years since, Eliza has written about everything from mid-stage drug development to market access for medicines and devices in the EU and beyond. Her work explores the trials and tribulations of securing reimbursement for medical products in Europe, and Eliza is particularly interested in the challenges of funding innovation in health care.
Eliza has lived in London since 2017 and is originally from Cheshire, in the north west of England. She has a BA in English Literature from the University of Manchester and is in the process of completing a second undergraduate degree in Biomedicine from Birkbeck College, an evening university that is part of the University of London.
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Alignment with other relevant regulations, including medtech, should be a main priority for the European Medicines Agency when developing guidance on the use of artificial intelligence, according to MedTech Europe’s director for international affairs.
A work-sharing group made up of regulators in Australia, Canada, Singapore, Switzerland and the UK has been expanded to include advanced therapy medicinal products, which could lead to greater harmonization in the regulatory approaches taken by different agencies.
Consistency and coherence with other relevant regulations should be a main priority for the European Medicines Agency when developing guidance on the use of artificial intelligence in the drug lifecycle, pharmaceutical industry representatives have said.
Companies that use AI technologies will be responsible for demonstrating that regulatory standards are met and that the data they provide “has not been synthetically generated or completely made up,” an EU workshop heard this week.
A two-day workshop saw EU policymakers and regulators meet with dozens of representatives from the pharmaceutical, health and medtech industries to discuss the future of regulating AI in medicine and its uses in the medicinal product lifecycle.
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority will not prioritize the investigation of pharmaceutical companies that enter commercial negotiations with the aim of making combination therapies cost effective, a move that the ABPI says is an “international first”.