The first cooperation meeting of the Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian and Polish State Agencies of Medicines was held on the 7 and- 8th of September in Tartu.
On the first day, heads of agency's met to discuss common issues and various cooperation opportunities. On the second day, the specialists of agencies met to discuss shortages, important IT developments and the reform of the EU pharmaceutical legislation. In addition, discussions of various working groups took place, where the topics varied from the compensation for vaccine injury to crisis preparedness and management. Agencies' laboratory workers discussed how to develop the cooperation and increase the competence of laboratories.
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania also gave an overview of the results of the e-PIL pilot project for hospital drugs. The goal of the project, which started in 2022, is to assess when to abandon the availability of drug information and the safety of the drug from the printed leaflet. Polish colleagues considered it as an exciting and innovative initiative.
Such cooperation meetings are a very good opportunity to share experiences and learn through others' experiences.
The State Agency of Medicines of Estonia was honored to be the organizer of the event, and we thank all foreign colleagues for participating!
Photo - Members of the Baltic States and Polish State Agencies of Medicines.