The introduction of the EU's Paediatric Regulation has led to an increase in clinical trials involving paediatric subjects,
but it is unclear whether the effects are what regulators initially desired. In particular, there is concern that the pharmaceutical
industry is viewing the incentives as ways to expand sales for products that are already serving adult markets, rather than
determining what paediatric medical needs are and prioritising these areas for drug development. From a practical perspective,
Enpr–EMA promises much in terms of improving understanding of the field of paediatric drug development and ensuring that Europe
has administrative processes conducive to approving such research. The EC is due to report to the European Parliament in 2013
on the impact of the Paediatric Regulation. This time may also be an effective point at which to assess progress with Enpr–EMA.
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