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European Federation of Pharmaceutical industries and associations

EFPIA Newsletter 07 February 2019


Stroke care: sharing the recipe for better outcomes

Winner of the Service Delivery Award 2018

The Angels Initiative, the Winner of the Service Delivery Award 2018, is changing lives and curbing costs by helping hospitals to be 'stroke ready'.

The Angels Initiative is a collaborative effort to increase the number of patients treated in stroke-ready hospitals, and to optimise the quality of treatment in all existing stroke centres. Initiated by Boehringer-Ingelheim as a non-promotional project, and backed by the World Stroke Organization, the European Stroke Organization (ESO), the Stroke Alliance for Europe (SAFE), along with institutional and academic partners, it is raising standards across Europe and around the globe. Read more




Open Letter from EFPIA President Dr Stefan Oschmann on the SPC manufacturing waiver
06 February 2019

For our sector, it is essential that Europe's world-class protection of intellectual property rights be guaranteed in... Read more




Three steps to better cancer outcomes
04 February 2019 - Nathalie Moll

The impact of cancer is growing but stakeholders are coming together to chart a course to a sustainable new approach... Read more

#WorldCancerDay: We aim to create a world without cancer
04 February 2019 - Kees Roks

To mark World Cancer Day, 4 February, Kees Roks from Novartis Oncology assesses the big trends shaping the future of... Read more

Data points
01 February 2019 - Deepak Khanna

A blog by Deepak Khanna, Senior Vice President and Regional President, EMEAC Oncology for MSD Read more




7th ACCELERATE Paediatric Oncology Conference
14 February 2019 (Steigenberger Wiltcher’s, Avenue Louise 71, Brussels, Belgium)

An international platform of all diverse stakeholders caring about accelerating new oncology drug development for children... Read more

EU Ecosystem For Monitoring Of Post-Licensure Vaccine Benefit And Risk: From ADVANCE To VAC4EU...
06 March 2019 (Brussels)

An IMI's multi stakeholder conference Read more


What we are reading


Easier and more secure access to health data across borders
On 06 February 2019 (European Commission)

The Commission has presented a set of recommendations for the creation of a secure system that will enable citizens... Read more

Vaccines and infectious diseases in the ageing population project begins
On 05 February 2019 (European Pharmaceutical Review)

The EU-sponsored Vaccines and Infectious diseases in the Ageing population (VITAL) project was launched, which addresses... Read more

Investing more in research to step up the fight against cancer
On 05 February 2019 (The Parliament Magazine)

If the EU is realistic about the fight against cancer, it needs to commit to investing properly in research, argues... Read more