GLOSSARY: European Medicines Evaluation Agency (EMEA)

European Medicines Evaluation Agency (EMEA) or European Medicines Agency (EMA) is a European agency for the evaluation of medicinal products. From 1995 to 2004, the European Medicines Agency was known as European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products. The EMA was set up in 1995 with funding from the European Union and the pharmaceutical industry, as well as indirect subsidy from member states, in an attempt to harmonize (but not replace) the work of existing national medicine regulatory bodies.