Viola Macolić-Šarinić - new director of the Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices
On 1 December 2011, the four-year mandate at the helm of the Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices began for new director Viola Macolić-Šarinić, MSc. The Agency's Executive Board selected Ms. Macolić-Šarinić as the new director following a public competition at its 46th session held on 21 September 2011.
In her mandate, Ms. Macolić-Šarinić plans to develop and strengthen the internal structure of the Agency, which implies not only its human resources, but also making the appropriate technical preparations to ensure the Agency continues its intensive preparations for functioning within the integrated European regulatory area. She will work towards improving the transparency of the regulatory system and ensure access of information to the general public, and will stimulate the development of efficient assistance procedures which should ensure Croatian citizens have access to the safest medicinal products. She will also continue to develop strong cooperation with the European and international bodies authorised for medicinal products and medical devices, and will encourage the ongoing role of the Agency in implementing the acquis communautaire of the European Union, ensuring the continuing alignment with amendments to the European legislation in the field of medicinal products and medical devices.