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8 October 2015
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Highlight of the week

Highlight of the week

EFPIA Japan Day
08 October 2015

This week, EFPIA Director General Richard Bergström was in Japan for a series of high-level meetings, including a Dolder CEO roundtable, a JPMA event on HTA, and meetings with key government officials. The EFPIA Japan Days took place on October 6 and 7, and the Delegation was led by Dr Stefan Oschmann, EFPIA Vice Chairman, with the participation of EFPIA Director-General Richard Bergström and Carsten Brunn, Chairman of EFPIA Japan. The EFPIA Japan Days included a series of high-level meetings with key Japanese officials as well as a media event focusing on lessons from best practices in Europe and Japan in the global marketplace.

EFPIA Director General Richard Bergström said: "The Japanese health care system is one of the best in the world: achieving universal access and achieveing good patient outcomes, such as the world's longest life expectancy. People living longer is a challenge to public finances. It will be important for Japan to continue to embrace innovation and to focus on patient outcomes, while seeking efficiency and budget stability."

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News

News

Industry Welcomes the European Commission Commitment to a Sustainable and Competitive Off-Patent Biologics Market
06 October 2015

The European pharmaceutical industry welcomes the initiative by the European Commission Directorate General for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG Grow) to host [...] Read more

From our blog

From our blog

The Dutch experience: it starts with good relations and mutual trust (Guest blog)
08 October 2015 by Paul Wouters, NEFARMA

Experience of the public disclosure of payments to healthcare professionals (HCPs) in the Netherlands shows that it starts with good working relationships and mutual trust. That is the conclusion that has been drawn after the introduction of the Transparency Register in the Netherlands in 2013, in which the financial relations between healthcare professionals and the pharmaceutical industry are disclosed.

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From our blog

Opening the Doors to the Fascinating World of the Pharmaceutical Industry – FIP World Congress of Pharmacists
08 October 2015 by Sini Eskola

Over 3,100 pharmacists from 111 countries attended the FIP congress in Düsseldorf, Germany, in the first week of October, to discuss the theme “Better practice – science-based, evidence-driven.” What could have been a better-chosen theme for an industrial pharmacist? Outcomes-driven healthcare is on the top of many of our agendas in current policy discussions.

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From our blog

IMI and BD4BO open ROADS towards Tackling Alzheimer’s
08 October 2015 by Magda Chlebus

The cornucopia that is the Innovative Medicines Initiative never fails to keep on giving. Among the gems on offer within the IMI 2’s 6th Call and housed under the overarching Big Data for Better Outcomes (BD4BO) programme is “Real World Outcomes Across the AD (Alzheimer’s disease) Spectrum (ROADS) to Better Care”.

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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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Events Calendar

Emerging Medicinal Products – from laboratory to patient use
On 14/12/2015 (De Vere Centre, 1 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London)

The fourth annual regulatory policy summit has been organised by EBE and the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

 

 

 

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Events Calendar

Better Science, Better Health: New Healthcare Models
From 27/10/2015 to 28/10/2015 (Washington DC)

There are currently multiple global initiatives investigating ways to improve and accelerate the way we bring much-needed new medicines to patients. How do we collaborate internationally to create better patient outcomes in the emerging world of precision medicine?

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Events Calendar

Implement, Integrate & Optimise Your Sustainable Serialisation Strategy
From 02/11/2015 to 04/11/2015 (Geneva)

Join the Pharma Serialisation & Traceability 2015 Summit in Geneva! With 22+ presentations from big pharma, CMOs, generics and SMEs, and with the chance to meet directly with regulatory bodies and associations, this event simply cannot be missed.

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What we are reading

What we are reading

A new identity for asthma
08 October 2015 (The Lancet)

It has been 10 years since the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) released their inaugural report that defined a global strategy for the management and prevention of asthma. Since then, this annually updated reference has been an authority on asthma care despite the fact that the disease has changed in this time, almost beyond recognition.

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