• CHMP Appoints New Vice-Chair

    The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has appointed Ian Hudson as the new vice-chair of its Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) after its previous vice-chair was appointed to the position of chair of the CHMP. Hudson ( PDF ) has been a member of the CHMP since 2004, and has also served on the Paediatric Committee (PDCO), the Committee for Proprietary Medicinal Products (CPMP) and the guideline consistency group. Outside of EMA's advisory groups, he curr...
  • CHMP Elects New Leader after Atypical Transition

    The European Medicines Agency (EMA), currently in the midst of a number of changes in committee staff, has elected Thomas Salmonson as the new chair of its influential Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP). CHMP's transition has been anything but typical. Its previous chair, Eric Abadie, resigned abruptly in April 2012 after being linked to a scandal involving then-French-regulator Afssaps's handling of the anti-diabetes drug Mediator . French regu...