Noël Wathion, Former EMA Deputy Executive Director, Dies Aged 66
The European Medicines Agency said Noël Wathion, who retired two years ago, will be remembered for steering the agency through challenges such as Brexit and COVID-19, in addition to being a champion of transparency and public engagement.
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