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5 September 2014
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EFPIA EVENT: Health Driving Growth in Europe
02 September 2014

On 15 October 2014, EFPIA will host a public conference to discuss the best path towards a stronger healthier and more prosperous EU. #HealthyEU – Health Driving [...] Read more

From our blog

From our blog

Sharing clinical trials data: A patient-centred perspective
05 September 2014 by Alastair Kent

As a patient, I want to know that the medicines prescribed for me do what they are supposed to do, are unlikely to cause me serious harm, and that the research that has led to the conclusion has been thorough, conducted appropriately on a sufficiently representative sample for these conclusions to be reasonable one to draw.

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Respecting Privacy with Responsible Data Sharing
05 September 2014 by Richard Bergstrom

There is a lot of excitement about Big Data, even if the term seems to mean different things to different people. In the advertising and online media world, different data sources are used to “triangulate” what persons to receive what adverts or what links to display. In my industry, the researchers are very excited about connecting patient health records with other databases to better understand different diseases, or to track “real-world” performance of new medicines: how safe and effective are they, and are they worth the money. These applications are also about “big data”.

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What we are reading

What we are reading

Europe: heart disease, stroke declining, but more people in hospital
05 September 2014

Rates of heart disease and stroke are continuing to decline in Europe, but more people are being hospitalised with the conditions, new research shows.

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What we are reading

Animation: new European Parliament composition explained in 2 minutes
05 September 2014

Watch this animated video explaining the composition of the 2014-2019 European Parliament as well as providing an overview of all European Parliament Committees, indicating for each Committee which political group chairs it and the number of MEPs present.

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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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