Highlights

Publication of the Second Edition of the National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance

The objective of the National Action Plan is to develop a series of necessary strategic lines and actions to reduce the risk of selection and dissemination of antibiotic resistance and subsequently, reduce its consequences for the health of animals and humans, thus conserving the existing therapeutic arsenal in a sustainable manner. This Plan fulfills the requirements of the European Commission.

The National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance (PRAN) is led and coordinated by the Spanish Agency of Medicines and Medical Devices (AEMPS), together with the active collaboration of six Ministries (Health, Agriculture, Economy, Internal Affairs, Defense and Education), all the Spanish autonomous communities and more than 190 professionals from the fields of both human and animal health, belonging to a total of 60 scientific societies, collegiate organizations, universities and professional associations.

AEMPS: How are Medicines and Medical Devices regulated in Spain?

The Agencia Española de Medicamentos y Productos Sanitarios (Spanish Agency of Medicines and Medical Devices) publishes the second version of the document “How are Medicines and Medical Devices regulated in Spain”. As a public service, the mission of the AEMPS is to give guarantees to the general public on the quality, safety, efficacy and accurate information on medicines and medical devices, in the widest remit, from research to end use, to protect and promote health in both human beings and animals. Its vision is to strengthen the reference health authority for citizens and healthcare professionals with regard to guarantees of quality, safety, efficacy, information and accessibility of medicines and medical devices.

Charter of services

The Charter of services of the “Agencia Española de Medicamentos y Productos Sanitarios” (the Spanish Agency of Medicines and Medical Devices) for citizens and users, provides information about the entrusted services, about the rights they have in relation to these services, and about the quality commitments regarding the improvement of public services they render, responding to citizens' and users' demands. This Charter of services is based on the Royal Decree 951/2005 of 29th July, establishing the general framework for quality improvement in the General State Administration.

Spanish Clinical Studies Registry

The Spanish Agency of Medicines and Medical Devices (AEMPS) has launched the Spanish Clinical Studies Registry (REec). The Registry, available on the following website: https://reec.aemps.es, provides information to patients and healthcare professionals about clinical researches approved in Spain, in order to report on ongoing researches on a given disease, syndrome or a related treatment with human medicines.

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