5th Dec 2023


EU medicines agency potential staff loss 'worse than thought'

The scale of the potential loss of staff for the London-based European Medicines Agency (EMA) as a consequence of the office's move out of the UK is "much worse than anticipated", EMA director Guido Rasi told Reuters on Tuesday. "This has not been reflected upon enough," he said. According to a staff survey published last week, 19%-94% (depending on the new host city) said they would quit.

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