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Profile: EMA's Mentzer On Getting The Right Data and National Service

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Executive Summary

Dirk Mentzer is chair of the European Medicines Agency's Paediatric Committee (PDCO), which assesses and adopts opinions on the pediatric investigation plans that your company must submit with most new marketing authorization applications. After an impressive career as a pediatrician, Mentzer joined Germany's Paul-Ehrlich-Institut where he is also head of pharmacovigilance for vaccine and biomedicinal products. He talked to Scrip about getting the full picture from companies, building go karts and being a sandwich child.






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