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17 October 2014
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Driving Health and Growth in Europe: European Pharmaceutical Trade Body EFPIA Sparks Discussion with #HealthyEU Conference
15 October 2014

(15 October 2014 – Brussels): EFPIA is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of its first #HealthyEU Conference: Health Driving Growth in Europe. The aim of [...] Read more

From our blog

From our blog

Breaking Down Walls for Health & Growth in Europe: Conclusions from EFPIA’s #HealthyEU Conference
17 October 2014 by Richard Bergstrom

This Wednesday EFPIA concluded its #HealthyEU Conference, an event aimed to advance the conversation on boosting health and economic growth for Europe. Delivering the keynote speech, former Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt shared an anecdote that I believe sums up not only the spirit of the event itself – but also the attitude we need to achieve greater health and growth for Europe in the future.

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Events calendar

Events Calendar

FT Global Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Conference - Predictions 2020: The Future of the Industry
From 17/11/2014 to 18/11/2014 (London, UK )

The future is arriving fast for the life science industry. Convergence is happening along the entirety of the industry value chain, blurring the boundaries between pharma, biotech, [...] Read more

What we are reading

What we are reading

“Transparency in Pharmaceuticals” – SFEE Disclosure Code
14 October 2014 (SFEE)

EFPIA Member Association SFEE (The Hellenic Association of Pharmaceutical Companies) last week introduced a new code of industry self-regulation, in line with the EFPIA Disclosure Code. Through the new Disclosure Code, which was formally adopted by the General Assembly of SFEE, member pharmaceutical companies, based in Greece or abroad, commit themselves to disclose all the details of their interactions with Healthcare Professionals (CRPs) and the Healthcare Organisations (HCOs). The full SFEE press release can be read on the EFPIA websitehere

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In Layers of Gear, U.S. Doctor Offers Healing Hand to Ebola Patients in Liberia
17 October 2014 (NY Times)

Much of West Africa is following a no-hands rule to avoid contagion from the deadly virus, but doctors and nurses here, protected by layers of plastic and rubber armor, routinely touch the sick. Without a drug that can cure the disease, they offer patients fluids and medications to treat symptoms, but also the simplest of comforts, like feeding them or cleaning them up.

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