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30 July 2015
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Breakthrough Vaccines Showcase the Pharmaceutical Industry’s Commitment to the Developing World
30 July 2015 by Richard Bergström

The pharmaceutical industry often comes under heavy criticism for creating medicines for western or mature markets “where the money lies”. In recent times it has come in for even harsher, yet misplaced, criticism for “cashing in” on the rare disease sector, despite the fact that therapies for this area are desperately needed and complex to develop.

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Events calendar

Events Calendar

EFPIA Health Collaboration Summit 28-29 October 2015
From 28/10/2015 to 29/10/2015 (Brussels)

The event will bring together senior figures from patient organisations, healthcare systems and industry to discuss outcomes driven, sustainable healthcare in Europe and the role of transparency in developing effective working relationships, capacity building and governance.

In order to share best practice on multi-stakeholder collaborations that benefit patients and healthcare systems, EFPIA and the Patient Think Tank are establishing the Health Collaboration Award.

The Award is open to multi-stakeholder collaborative projects on local, national and EU level that benefit patients. Entrants must include patient organisations and industry partners.

 

 

 

 

 

Please note that the event is full and registration is now closed. Please note that submissions for the Awards closed on 5 October. 

For more information, click here or contact zsofia.bakonyi@efpia.eu.

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WORKING OUT ABS - Countdown to implementation of the new EU Rules on Access and Benefit Sharing
From 28/09/2015 to 29/09/2015 (Paris)

This is a two-day conference providing the latest information on how to comply with the new EU Rules on Access and Benefit Sharing, just weeks before they become fully applicable on 12 October 2015. Sessions and group workshops will be run by experts from the European Commission, national governments, the CBD Secretariat, ICC, companies and business associations. 

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European Health Forum Gastein | EHFG
From 30/09/2015 to 02/10/2015 (Bad Hofgastein, Austria)

The European Health Forum Gastein is the most important health-related event in the European Union and a meeting point for experts from different fields within health systems. It differs greatly from other events, which are focused generally on very specific areas.

For more information on the event, click here

 

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Innovation Days
From 05/10/2015 to 06/10/2015 (Paris)

Innovation Days aims at connecting healthcare stakeholders and exploring new trends in Open Innovation through valuable discussions and debates. Industry stakeholders and CEO entrepreneurs, academics, key decision makers [...] Read more

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Chatham House – Pandemics and Epidemics conference
From 12/10/2015 to 13/10/2015 (Chatham House, London)

The Ebola outbreak in 2014, highlighted the world’s continuing extraordinary vulnerability to the threat of infectious diseases. Chatham House will bring together representatives from governments, international organisations, NGOs, medicine and industry to address critical issues of response, prevention and capacity building, at local and international levels. 

View the agenda and register to attend here.

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Life Sciences IP Summit 2015
From 22/10/2015 to 23/10/2015 (Berlin, Germany)

EFPIA will be participating in C5’s Life Sciences IP Summit 2015 on 22nd & 23rd October, in Berlin, Germany. EFPIA members can benefit from a 15% conference discount when quoting Elise Melon's name at the time of registration. See the full agenda and speaker list here.

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What we are reading

What we are reading

Belgium hopes to cut drug prices with pharma deal
30 July 2015 (POLITICO)

Belgium and groups representing branded and generic pharmaceutical companies signed a complex four-year deal on Monday aimed at approving drugs faster and drilling prices down.

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What we are reading

IFPMA Report: Towards a Sustainable, Intersectoral Approach to Viral Hepatitis
30 July 2015

IFPMA’s report encourages a comprehensive approach to fighting this disease and contributes to the global health discussion on the best way of fighting the epidemic, and recommends to adopt an intersectoral approach including both private and public sectors.

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The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) represents the pharmaceutical industry operating in Europe. Through its direct membership of 34 national associations and 40 leading pharmaceutical companies, EFPIA is the voice on the EU scene of 1,900 companies committed to researching, developing and bringing to patients new medicines that will improve health and the quality of life around the world.
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