News - March 25, 2021
EUCOPE Statement on Council HTA compromise – March 2021
EUCOPE welcomes the important collaborative effort made by the Council of the EU to reach a compromise on the EU on a Proposal for a Regulation on health technology assessment (HTA) and amending Directive 2011/24/EU. However, we note that the direction of the current compromise is substantially changing central parts of the proposed Regulation.
We express our concerns regarding a number of provisions that might bring additional regulatory and administrative burden and an added level of uncertainty for small to mid-size companies.
To address these concerns, we call for the following aspects to be included in upcoming inter-institutional negotiations:
- Sufficient management of evidentiary uncertainties for OMPs and ATMPs to prevent delays in patients’ access.
- Mandatory uptake of joint clinical assessment at national level to reduce regulatory burden.
- Joint scientific consultation for all manufacturers for increased predictability
Our full statement can be consulted here.