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European Federation of Pharmaceutical industries and associations

EFPIA Newsletter 10 December 2020


We Won't Rest: Working together towards better patient outcomes

A new series of short films

EFPIA and ITN Productions Industry News are co-producing a new series of short films to explore how innovative science, partnerships and collaboration can improve the lives of patients across Europe. Each story takes a different perspective on connecting different actors and sectors of the research and healthcare eco-system to deliver more for patients.

The COVID-19 crisis has underlined, like never before, the power of collaboration in research and in healthcare. The series of 5 films from Biogen, Grünenthal, Leo Pharma, Novartis and Pfizer show some examples of that collaboration in action.   

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19 Conversations | The EFPIA podcast series


Podcast: Can we expect a cure for Alzheimer's soon?
10 December 2020

Welcome to 19 Conversations Read more




European access discussions shouldn’t stop at reimbursement (Guest blog)
09 December 2020 - Bas Amesz

Even after reimbursement, patient access varies tremendously from country to country. Read more

The European Diabetes Forum: a new vision of integrated action and collaborative advocacy (Guest...
09 December 2020 - Bart Torbeyns

Bringing together all stakeholders in diabetes in Europe Read more




Why has the Paediatric Regulation been successful?
Listen to Hubert Caron, iPODD Pediatric Oncology Team, Hoffmann La Roche Read more

Human papilloma viruses are the source of many cancers. How can HPV vaccines help to wipe these out?
Listen to Andreas Rauscher, Director Medical Affairs, MSD Read more




Enter the EURORDIS Photo Award 2020
31 January 2021 (Online Award)

The EURORDIS Photo Award is an opportunity to visually express what it means to live with a rare disease and to share... Read more

9th ACCELERATE Paediatric Oncology Conference
04 February 2021 (Virtual event)

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN with specially reduced rates available before the early rate deadline of 4 January 2021. Read more


We published


White Paper on Climate Change
18 November 2020 (Publications)

Building a healthier and more environmentally sustainable future Read more

Implementing integrated diabetes systems in Europe
24 November 2020 (Publications)

According to available data, 60 million people suffer from diabetes in Europe, a figure expected to rise to 68 million... Read more


What we are reading


The Risk in Suspending Vaccine Patent Rules
On 10 December 2020 (The New York Times)

By Thomas Cueni, IFPMA director-general Read more