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European Federation of Pharmaceutical industries and associations

EFPIA Newsletter 13 February 2020


EFPIA & EFGCP Joint Report | Paediatric Workshop on Unmet Medical Needs

Reporting on the main outcomes

The objective behind the one-day workshop was to find a broadly accepted approach to defining unmet medical needs (UMN) among paediatric patients, in order to make better and safer medicines for children, and to make sure they are available and affordable.

By reading the report of the workshop you will see that the outcome was an outline of potential guiding principles for defining UMN in children, and a programme for testing the principles in selected therapeutic areas over the course of 2020.

Among the key recommendations were that, since no one-size-fits-all approach can work at present, progress should be made through addressing UMN by speciality, with an accent on treatment categories or gaps, but not on products. Read more


The pharmaceutical industry in Europe calls for a Mutual Recognition Agreement on GMP in the context of EU-UK future relationship


EFPIA, Medicines for Europe and AESGP call for a Mutual Recognition Agreement on Good Manufacturing...
10 February 2020

The pharmaceutical industry in Europe has worked to support the EU27 and UK to reach an agreement that will allow patients... Read more




Animal use Statistics – Europe’s proactive approach in funding alternatives
10 February 2020 - Kirsty Reid

The report on animal use statistics summarises the data on the use of animals in scientific procedures. Read more

Joining forces to improve the quality of life for children living with cancer (Guest blog)
07 February 2020 - Steering Committee of the VIK-e Program

The VIK-e Program Read more




POSTPONED - China/EU Pharmaceutical Industry Forum
16 March 2020 (Wavre, Belgium)

** Event postponed until Autumn 2020 ** Read more

c4c Multi-Stakeholder Meeting on Child Psychiatry
16 April 2020 (Brussels, Belgium)

The first c4c Multi-Stakeholder Meeting on Child Psychiatry seeks to facilitate dialogue and provide an opportunity... Read more

DIA Workshop on Optimising Variations Regulatory Framework
28 April 2020 (Zagreb, Croatia)

Towards EU Accession Read more

10th European Conference on Rare Diseases & Orphan Products
15 May 2020 (Stockholm, Sweden)

The journey of living with a rare disease in 2030 Read more


What we are reading


ABPI response to proposed UK-‘Rest of the World’ FTA negotiation approaches
On 06 February 2020 (

The UK Government has published its proposed approach to negotiations for Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with other ‘priority... Read more

Woman, mother, or working in healthcare?
On 29 January 2020 (IMI Conception)

IMI Conception opened a survey to develop better information and tools for mothers, women who want to breastfeed their... Read more